Mark Zuckerberg shares Iftar pic with Somalian refugees, and you can’t ignore the dig at Trump

Zuckerberg's meeting Somali refugees is significant as Somalia is one of the six countries which would be impacted by the ban.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 24, 2017 2:41 pm
Mark Zuckerberg, donald Trump, muslims, refugees, Mark Zuckerberg iftar party, us muslim ban, zuckerberg trump, zuckerberg muslim ban, facebook news, social good, viral news, indian express The Facebook CEO met a group Somali refugees for an Iftar dinner and thanked his hosts. (Source: Mark Zuckerberg/ Facebook)

When Donald Trump proposed the controversial travel ban that would temporarily prohibit entry to the United States for people from six majority-Muslim nations, Silicon Valley chiefs were first to oppose it vehemently. From Tim Cook to Elon Musk everyone slammed the move and said they would do everything to help its employees.

Now, as the ban is at a status quo, the tech leaders are far from ignoring the issue. Mark Zuckerberg attended his first Iftar dinner with a group of Somali refugees in Minneapolis and while sharing a photo reaffirmed his support to the cause.

In his heartwarming post along with a photo that is now going viral, the Facebook founder wrote, “Thanks to my hosts for being so gracious at the very end of Ramadan. I left impressed by your strength and resilience to build a new life in an unfamiliar place, and you are a powerful reminder of why this country is so great.”

However, his message was not just for a social cause, it was politically-laden too as he had an indirect message for the POTUS. In his post, he mentioned, “When I asked one man, who had spent 26 years in a refugee camp, whether America now felt like home, he gave a simple and profound answer: ‘Home is where you are free to do what you want. Yes, this feels like home.’. His meeting Somali refugees is significant as Somalia is one of the six countries which would be impacted by the ban.

He further added, “There are few places in the world he felt comfortable to be who he is: the country he was born, and our country that values freedom. What a beautiful tribute to America.”

Read his full post here

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was in fact, one of the first to address the travel ban publicly. “We need to keep this country safe, but we should do that by focusing on people who actually pose a threat,” Zuckerberg had written then.

People have been lauding him for his kind gesture of sharing a meal with these people during Ramadan, taking a step against Islamophobia. Many have also wished that more and more people stand up for such causes making the world a better place, without prejudices and hatred.


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  1. L
    Jun 25, 2017 at 8:25 am
    Trump and Modi have a biological similarity. Full of hate, lack of education, full of gas, mediocre men in high positions. Zuckerberg more power to you.
  2. I
    Jun 25, 2017 at 7:44 am
    Zukerburg is anti-brahmin. RAW steps should be taken to ban Facebook in India.
  3. B
    Jun 25, 2017 at 7:05 am
    No doubt, you are great Mr Zuckerberg. For peaceful world we need so many Zuckerbergs.
  4. B
    Jun 25, 2017 at 7:01 am
    In our society there are two diametrically opposite characters, one that of Modi who hates and the other that of Mark Zuckerberg who loves.
  5. S
    Jun 24, 2017 at 11:46 pm
    Wonderful to see that the support overcoming all barriers that these ignorant politician narrow thinking had .
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