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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Promises to 'Fight to Protect' the Rights of Muslims: 'I Want You to Know That You Are Always Welcome Here

"We must not lose hope."

Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer and founder of Facebook Inc, delivers a speech during a conference at the National Auditorium in Mexico city, on September 5, 2014 in the framework of Telmex foundation's 'Mexico Siglo XXI' forum. Telwex is owned by Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim. AFP PHOTO/ALFREDO ESTRELLA ALFREDO ESTRELLA/AFP/Getty Image

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg took to his own creation to promise to advocate for Muslims — especially on Facebook.

In a post Wednesday evening, Zuckerberg recalled growing up Jewish as his parents instilled in him the desire to "stand up against attacks" on general communities. He wrote that, in time, "attacks on freedom for anyone will hurt everyone."

Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer and founder of Facebook Inc, delivers a speech during a conference at the National Auditorium in Mexico city, on September 5, 2014 in the framework of Telmex foundation's 'Mexico Siglo XXI' forum. Telwex is owned by Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim. AFP PHOTO/ALFREDO ESTRELLA ALFREDO ESTRELLA/AFP/Getty Image Mark Zuckerberg, CEO and founder of Facebook. (Getty Images)

"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," Zuckerberg wrote.

He also said that while his newborn daughter has brought hope to him and his wife, "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," he said.

According to a Bloomberg Politics poll on Wednesday, nearly two-thirds of likely Republican primary voters favor GOP presidential contender Donald Trump's call for a temporary ban on Muslims from entering the country especially in the wake of recent terrorist attacks in San Bernardino and Paris.

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
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