Baku, December 10 AZERTAC
Mark Zuckerberg has spoken out in support of Muslims in the wake of a backlash following the Paris attacks.
Citing his Jewish background in a post on his Facebook page, he said that he wanted to add his voice in support of Muslims “in our community and around the world”.
“As a Jew, my parents taught me that we must stand up against attacks on all communities. Even if an attack isn’t against you today, in time attacks on freedom for anyone will hurt everyone.”
Zuckerberg, whose Facebook newsfeed has more than 43 million followers, added in his post: “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.”
He went on to refer to the recent birth of his daughter, saying: “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.”