Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg expressed solidarity with the American Muslims following the recent terror attacks in Paris and San Bernardino and, more pointedly, the bigoted stances taken by U.S. politicians about Muslim refugees and immigrants.
“I can only imagine the fear Muslims feel that they will be persecuted for the actions of others,” he wrote.
In his Facebook post, Zuckerberg vowed to fight the rights of Muslims around the world. He also promised to help create a safe environment for them.
Zuckerberg said his Jewish upbringing taught him to stand against attacks on any community in the world.
Every time a terrorist attack or incident involving a Muslim occurs anywhere in the world, Muslims face backlash. It was the same after the two recent attacks.
Add to that hate speech from right wing groups and personalities, and the situation becomes very precarious for the Muslims who have nothing to do with terrorism or any sort of radical interpretation of their religion.
Donald Trump is a prime example — his latest hate speech regarding call for a ban on Muslim travel and immigration infuriated people worldwide. This clearly shows that not only Zuckerberg, but many other Americans, stand strong with Muslims.
.@realdonaldtrump removes all doubt: he is running for President as a fascist demagogue.— Martin O'Malley (@MartinOMalley) December 7, 2015
He’s putting at risk the lives of interpreters, American supporters, diplomats, & the troops in the region by making these bigoted comments— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) December 7, 2015
Time has shown that Mark Zuckerberg often stands for human rights and socio-political causes. He even formed a political group to lobby for U.S. reforms in education and immigration policy. He is a large donor and supporter of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation as well.
So it is only understandable that he has voiced his support to the Muslims facing hate crime and racism.
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