Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg is again weighing into global politics and promoting his social media platform for peaceful means.
In a post overnight, Zuckerberg pledged his support to the world’s Muslim community in the face of rising tide of anti-sentiment globally.
“If you’re a Muslim in this community, as the leader of Facebook I want you to know that you are always welcome here and that we will fight to protect your rights and create a peaceful and safe environment for you,” Zuckerberg posted.
Zuckerberg agreed that the recent Paris and San Bernardino attacks had resulted in a huge backlash against Islam culminating into Presidential hopeful Donald Trump calling for a blanked ban on Muslims entering the US this week.
The full post read:
I want to add my voice in support of Muslims in our community and around the world.
After the Paris attacks and hate this week, I can only imagine the fear Muslims feel that they will be persecuted for the actions of others.
As a Jew, my parents taught me that we must stand up against attacks on all communities. Even if an attack isn’t against you today, in time attacks on freedom for anyone will hurt everyone.
If you’re a Muslim in this community, as the leader of Facebook I want you to know that you are always welcome here and that we will fight to protect your rights and create a peaceful and safe environment for you.
Having a child has given us so much hope, but the hate of some can make it easy to succumb to cynicism. We must not lose hope. As long as we stand together and see the good in each other, we can build a better world for all people.