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Facebook CEO vows to support Muslims on social network

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has stepped up against growing hate crimes against Muslims and vowed to protect their right through social media.

Muslims globally fear retaliation for the recent violent attacks by extremists in Paris and San Bernardino. In the wake of those attacks, Zuckerberg wrote on his personal Facebook page Wednesday that he wants to assure Muslims they are welcome on Facebook and that “we will fight to protect your rights and create a peaceful and safe environment for you.”

I want to add my voice in support of Muslims in our community and around the world.After the Paris attacks and hate…

Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday, December 9, 2015

 

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has proposed banning all Muslims from entering the United States. Other political leaders have condemned Trump’s proposal as discriminatory and in flagrant violation of human rights. Over 1,00,000 people in Britain have also signed a petition to ban him from UK.

Zuckerberg did not refer specifically to any proposal, but the co-founder of the world’s biggest social network said, “As a Jew, my parents taught me that we must stand up against attacks on all communities.”

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