|Home | Articles | News | Blog | About | Mailing List | Resources | Prominent Islamists | Middle East Forum | Keep Us Informed | Donate|
by Judith Bergman
There is something very tasteless about Facebook owner Mark Zuckerberg's statement last week in the wake of the San Bernardino terrorist attack, perpetrated by Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik. The husband and wife opened fire at a Christmas party attended by Farook's colleagues, killing 14 of them while wounding many others. Zuckerberg's statement contained not one word of condemnation against the terrorist attack. It failed to mention the immense incitement taking place on social media, notably on Facebook, which encourages the kind of attack committed in San Bernardino. No, his statement was about ensuring that Facebook would be a "safe space" for Muslims.
"I want to add my voice in support of Muslims in our community and around the world," Zuckerberg said. "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."
Note: The content of external articles does not necessarily reflect the views of Islamist Watch.