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Zuckerberg gives it back to Trump, tells Muslims 'you are welcome here'

mark-zuckerberg-muslims (File) Mark Zuckerberg has spoken out in support of Muslims | Reuters

The Facebook CEO speaks out in support of Muslims, after Trump called for baning them entering US

  • 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 — Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday said he supported Muslims in his community and around the world.

Muslims in the United States and abroad have been criticised in the wake of attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, California.

"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 wrote in a Facebook post.

His full post:

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.

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.

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.

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.

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