Mark Zuckerberg Vows to ‘Fight to Protect’ Muslim Rights on Facebook

“I want to add my voice in support of Muslims in our community and around the world,” Facebook CEO and founder writes

Just days after Donald Trump called for a “a total and complete shutdown” of Muslims entering the U.S., Mark Zuckerberg said they are completely welcome on Facebook and vowed to fight to protect Muslim rights on his social media platform.

“I want to add my voice in support of Muslims in our community and around the world,” the Facebook founder and CEO wrote on his page. “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, 31, and his wife Priscilla Chan welcomed their daughter, Max, on Dec. 1, and the importance of family is clearly on his mind.

“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,” he said in a message to his more than 43 million followers.

Trump sparked outrage and bitter backlash with a statement posted to his campaign website on Monday, which claimed there was a “great hatred towards Americans by large segments of the Muslim population.”

Jeb Bush called his presidential rival “unhinged,” while many people have compared his intentions to those of Hitler and Nazi Germany.

See the full message from Zuckerberg below.

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.