In what we could be seen as retort to US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's call to ban Muslims from entering the US, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has welcomed Muslims to be part of the social giant and its community. Mark Zuckerberg has told Muslims that they are always welcome on Facebook.
In a post the Facebook founder 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.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." said Mark Zuckerberg
Zuckerberg said he was inspired to speak up because of his teachings as a Jew, adding that his parents taught him to speak up against attacks on all communities. "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," he continued.
Zuckerberg further wrote: "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". Zuckerberg also reiterates that Facebook will remain a home for people of all faith and beliefs.Zuckerberg remarks seem pointed at comments by Donald Trump, who said that he would ban Muslims from entering the US along with threatening to ban the internet.