In a major embarrassment to the US presidential hopeful and billionaire American business, Donald Trump, the founder CEO of the Facebook has come out openly to show his support for Muslims.
Mark Zuckerberg, on Thursday, took to his Facebook page to announce his support for Muslims in the USA and around the world.
He wrote, “I want to add my voice in support of Muslims in our community and around the world. After the Paris attacks and hate this week, I can only imagine the fear Muslims feel that they will be persecuted for the actions of others.”
Zuckerberg said that as a Jew he empathised with Muslims adding that ‘my parents taught me that we must stand up against attacks on all communities.’
He wrote, “Even if an attack isn’t against you today, in time attacks on freedom for anyone will hurt everyone.
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.”
Zuckerberg, who was recently blessed with a daughter, Max, said that becoming a father had given him new hope.
He said, “Having a child has given us so much hope, but the hate of some can make it easy to succumb to cynicism. We must not lose hope. As long as we stand together and see the good in each other, we can build a better world for all people.”
Trump, a Republic front-runner, had called for banning Muslims from entering the USA. His comments have caused huge international outrage with more than quarter million people signing an online petition asking the UK government to ban his entering into the country.