Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has vowed to support Muslims, saying they should not fear being “persecuted for the actions of others.”
Zuckerberg said in a Facebook post that the Muslims are always welcome in Facebook and the community should not face discrimination following attacks in Paris and elsewhere linked to extremists.
This post comes after Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump called for a “a total and complete shutdown” of Muslims entering the US.
Trump sparked outrage with a statement posted to his campaign website, which claimed there was a “great hatred towards Americans by large segments of the Muslim population.” The Facebook CEO said as a Jew, his parents taught him that we all must stand up against attacks on all communities. “Even if an attack isn’t against us today, in time the attacks on freedom for anyone will hurt everyone,” he added.
Twitterati came up with reactions on Zuckerberg’s statement. Zuckerberg, 31, and his wife Priscilla Chan welcomed their daughter, Max, on Dec. 1, and the importance of family is clearly on his mind.
He also said that becoming parents has inspired him and his wife Priscilla Chan all the more to speak for one’s rights.