SHAFAQNA- Mark Zuckerberg said in a post today that Muslims would always be welcome on Facebook, seemingly adding his own voice to the backlash against presidential candidate Donald Trump, who recently proposed that the U.S. close its borders to Muslims.
Zuckerberg promised Muslims that Facebook “will fight to protect your rights and create a peaceful and safe environment for you.” He added that having a child has given him and his wife, Priscilla Chan, a new perspective on life. “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.”
Zuckerberg’s post gained 249,781 ‘likes’ within the first hour of being posted, along with 29,163 shares and 13,835 comments. While the vast majority of Facebook users praised the CEO’s stance, there were those who said the site doesn’t do enough to curtail anti-Muslim hate speech. “I’ve reported multiple posts for racism against Muslims and Facebook have deemed them to be free speech and left them,” said one user.