Mark Zuckerberg: If you are Muslim, 'we will fight to protect your rights'

BUSINESS INSIDER

Matt Weinberger
Dec. 9, 2015, 5:43 PM 20,465 13
   
In a Facebook post, founder and recent dad Mark Zuckerberg has pledged his support to the global Muslim community in the wake of a rising tide of anti-Muslim sentiment worldwide.
 
"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 writes.
 
As Zuckerberg correctly notes, the recent Paris terror attacks and the San Bernardino shooting has resulted in a big backlash, culminating in presidential candidate Donald Trump calling this week for a blanket ban on Muslims in the US.
 
But Zuckerberg says that he wants no part in it, and will support Muslims on the social network and beyond.
 
"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 writes.
 
Read Zuckerberg's full post here:
 
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.
 
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