Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday penned a post to “add my voice in support of Muslims in a village and around a world.”
“If you’re a Muslim in this community, as a personality of Facebook we wish we to know that we are always acquire here and that we will quarrel to strengthen your rights and emanate a pacific and protected sourroundings for you,” he wrote.
The post came after Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump final week called for “a sum and finish shutdown of Muslims entering a United States until a country’s member can figure out what is going on.”
Zuckerberg did not privately discuss Trump by name; he instead forked to “the Paris attacks and hatred this week.”
“I can usually suppose a fear Muslims feel that they will be persecuted for a actions of others,” Zuckerberg said.
“As a Jew, my relatives taught me that we contingency mount adult opposite attacks on all communities,” he continued. “Even if an conflict isn’t opposite we today, in time attacks on leisure for anyone will harm everyone.”
He urged people not to “succumb to cynicism. We contingency not remove hope. As prolonged as we mount together and see a good in any other, we can build a improved universe for all people.”
The post perceived some-more than 1 million likes and 168,000 shares as of press time, attracting comments from a likes of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, who pronounced “we should not only endure a differences though welcome them. As a society, we can do so most better.”
Trump, meanwhile, lifted some eyebrows final week when he suggested “closing that Internet adult in some way” to quarrel terrorism.
“Somebody will say, ‘oh, leisure of speech, leisure of speech.’ These are ridiculous people,” Trump continued. We’ve got to maybe do something with a Internet since [ISIS is] recruiting by a thousands, they are withdrawal a nation and afterwards when they come back, we take them back. Oh come on back. Where were you? ‘Oh we was fighting for Isis.’ Oh come on back, suffer yourself.”