Facebook creator and CEO Mark Zuckerberg finally step forward to support Muslim community in a wake of backlash following the Paris attack, massacre in San Bernardino and in connection to a call by US presidential candidate Donald Trump to ban on Muslim for entering the United States.
On his personal Facebook page Zuckerberg wrote;
“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.”
Citing his Jewish background he said;
“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.” he wrote.
Zuckerberg ended the post by referring the recent birth of his daughter, saying;
“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.”