Facebook creator and CEO Mark Zuckerberg expressed solidarity with Muslims in a Facebook post Wednesday following the terror attacks in San Bernardino and Paris in recent weeks - saying Muslims are always welcome on the social networking site.
“I can only imagine the fear Muslims feel that they will be persecuted for the actions of others,” he wrote.
The 31-year old said that his Jewish parents taught him to 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,” he wrote.
In the post, Zuckerberg promised Muslims that Facebook will “fight to protect your rights and create a peaceful and safe environment for you."
Zuckerberg ended the post by saying the birth of his daughter has given him and wife, Priscilla Chan, “so much hope,” adding that hate can make it easy to succumb to cynicism.
“We must not lose hope,” he wrote. “As long as we stand together and see the good in each other, we can build a better world for all people.”