Australia’s own version of the ADL has come out and attacked TV host Sonia Kruger for supporting a ban on Muslim immigration in the wake of the Nice terror attack.
Here’s the backstory from News.com.au:
MEDIA personality Sonia Kruger has responded to an avalanche of criticism after her call to ban Muslim migrants from Australia by saying she should be free to speak her mind without being labelled “a racist”.
Kruger released a statement through Twitter on Monday afternoon defending her comments on the Today Show.
“Following the atrocities of last week in Nice where 10 children lost their lives, as a mother, I believe it’s vital in a democratic society to be able to discuss these issues without being labelled racist,” she said.
— Sonia Kruger (@SoniaKruger) July 18, 2016
She made the controversial call when the Today show panel was addressing a recent article by News Corp columnist Andrew Bolt, which attributed terror attacks in France to the country’s intake of Muslim migrants.
Ms Kruger, who hosts Today’s sister show Today Extra, said she had a lot of “peace-loving, beautiful Muslim friends”, but admitted she agreed with the controversial opinion piece.
“Personally, I would like to see it (Muslim migration) stop now for Australia,” she said.
She referred to Japan, a racially homogeneous country with a low proportion of Muslim migrants, and pointed out that they don’t experience terror attacks by Islamic extremists.
“I want to feel safe, as all of our citizens do when they go out to celebrate Australia Day, and I’d like to see freedom of speech.”
[…]When asked by Lisa Wilkinson to clarify whether she was saying she would like Australian borders closed to Muslims at this point, Ms Kruger outright said: “Yes I would. For the safety of our citizens here, I think it’s important.”
Comically, Australia’s own version of the ADL came out and viciously attacked Kruger as a prejudiced bigot:
…the Anti-Defamation Commission, an Australian Jewish civil rights organisation, has spoken out denouncing Ms Kruger’s words.
ADC Chairman Dr Dvir Abramovich said: “I am dismayed and concerned by this misguided and outrageous statement. Sonia Kruger’s call to ban Muslim immigration to Australia is deeply offensive, irrational and unacceptable.
“Banning anyone from entry to our country on the basis of their religion goes against long-standing Australian values of respect, inclusivity and religious freedom.
“Such singling out and demonising of Muslims is counterproductive and will only serve to foment fear and hatred. As we face the threat of radical islamist terror, we must avoid falling into the trap of blaming individuals and communities.
“Our nation is strengthened by diversity, and it is crucial that all leaders stand united in combatting any manifestations of bigotry and prejudice.”
So why not advocate for open borders for Israel?
Why not condemn Israel for closing their borders and banning Palestinians from entering after the terror attack at the Sarona Market last month?
A browse of their website shows not one single article condemning Israel for its lack of multi-culturalism, nor its wall building, nor its extremely restrictive immigration policies.
Not letting people who are statistically 13 times more likely to commit terrorism into your country is not bigotry, it’s common sense.
If Israel can close their borders and restrict immigration without the ADL attacking them as racist bigots, then Australia, Europe and America can do the same.