Zuckerberg says he will ‘fight to protect’ Muslim rights on Facebook

"If you're a Muslim in this community I want you to know that you are always welcome here and that we will fight to protect your rights," he said.

By: AP | San Fracisco | Published:December 10, 2015 12:28 pm
Mark Zuckerberg, CEO & Co- Founder, Facebook. Mark Zuckerberg, CEO & Co-founder, Facebook.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is offering words of support for Muslims who fear retaliation for the recent violent attacks by Islamic extremists in Paris and San Bernardino.

In the wake of those attacks, Zuckerberg wrote on his personal Facebook page on December 9 that he wants to assure Muslims they are welcome on Facebook. He posted: “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.”

This comment also comes in wake of a statement released by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, in which he proposed that all Muslims should be barred from entering the US. Other political leaders have condemned Trump’s proposal as discriminatory. Though Zuckerberg did not specifically refer to any proposal, 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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