Facebook CEO shows his support for Muslim community

Facebook CEO, showing his support for Muslim community, says he knows that "they will be persecuted for actions of others" after terror attacks claimed by terrorist group DAESH

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday showed solidarity with Muslim community in a post in the social media platform, following raise of anti-Muslim sentiment around the world in the aftermath of deadly Paris and San Bernardino terrorist attacks claimed by DAESH.

“I can only imagine the fear Muslims feel that they will be persecuted for the actions of others,” he wrote.

I want to add my voice in support of Muslims in our community and around the world.After the Paris attacks and hate...

Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday, December 9, 2015

US police identified the shooters as Syed Rizwan Farook (28) and his wife Tashfeen Malik (27) and said the couple pledged allegiance to the leader of DAESH terrorist group on Facebook.

“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 wrote showing solidarity with the Muslim communities who are usually asked to “apologise” and “condemn” actions of terrorist groups despite having no relation to the culprits.

Last week, a coalition of US Muslim organisations “strongly condemned” the shooting that killed 14 people in San Bernardino, California on December 2.

In the wake of the shooting, frontrunning Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump called for all Muslims to be banned from entering the United States, drawing criticism from many politicians and communities from around the world.

Majority of the Muslim community around the world condemn DAESH attacks saying they do not represent them or their religion.

US President Barack Obama used his national address from Oval Office on Dec 6 to ask US citizens to differentiate between Muslims and DAESH saying "ISIL [DAESH] does not speak for Islam."

TRTWorld and agencies