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December 10, 2015 4:10 pm

Mark Zuckerberg Invokes Judaism in Facebook Post Defending Muslims

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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg released a statement in support of Muslims around the world. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. His post in support of Muslims is going viral. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg invoked his Judaism to defend Muslims around the world in a post uploaded on Wednesday night.

“I want to add my voice in support of Muslims in our community and around the world,” Zuckerberg wrote. “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 said that, as a Jew, his parents taught him to “stand up against attacks on all communities.” He said, “Even if an attack isn’t against you today, in time attacks on freedom for anyone will hurt everyone.”

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He added: “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, who recently became a father, concluded by saying that having a child has instilled in him hope, but “the hate of some can make it easy to succumb to cynicism.” He told his Facebook followers, “As long as we stand together and see the good in each other, we can build a better world for all people.”

His remarks followed a controversy stirred by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s proposal to ban Muslims from entering the United States. Muslims have also received backlash in the wake of the Paris attacks and San Bernardino massacre.

By Thursday afternoon, Zuckerberg’s post had garnered more than 1.3 million “likes,” 193,000 “shares” and 60,000 comments.

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  • Sharon

    I only wish this zuckerberg was as protective of HIS people on facebook as he is of moslems!! SHAME ON HIM.

  • Allan

    I wonder if that was the reason why Zuckerberg took down a photo of Golda Meir from the Facebook page of Honest Reporting?

    • Gary Travitz

      Golda Meir was the at the height of Israeli Motherhood to all Jews & Zuckerberg must be having gilt pains over his lack of connection to his traditions.

      I wonder what his Mother & Grandmother really think about his shameful behavior?

      Plenty of wealth, unfortunately no sense!

      Nothing worse than a self hating Jew, equal to being a traitor to one’s origin & people.

      To quote Wikipedia: “Zuckerberg was raised Jewish and had his bar mitzvah when he turned 13.[16] Afterward, he became an atheist”. So how does he suddenly turn to his faith (or lack of) to admit his background in order to justify his support for the poor suffering Muslims? Is this guy for real…? Does he realize that the Muslim People don’t generally support atheism at all!

  • Pearl Sandoval

    It is true we should all respect each other as well as have respect for each others political and religious preference. It really is the only answer for a peaceful existence among each other. The United States understands this viewpont. Our generations have been taught this respect in our country. But sadly hate, death and kill is a philosophy of others. How do you blend such atrocities together with love care and concern for your fellow man? It’s like oil and water. It doesn’t mix. What is the answer? California’s latest slaughter proves a horific reality. This man worked, ate, and had personal relationships with the people he killed. He was trusted and accepted. Our guards are now up and enhanced. It’s human nature to question our safety as Americans being compromised. Plus our rights to bare arms is being scrutinized. This is an extreme delema in which our nation is facing. We all have rights to choose. Whether it is the right one or not we choose. This is no small matter and will not be resolved anytime soon as long as there are still those who choose to enertain hate, violence, anger, and disrespect to our fellow human being. Unsettling times are upon this nation and this world. Pray for peace. Be peace. Choose life. Choose peace. Fight for freedom to be in peace. We are all human beings with the right to choose. Choose well.

  • Pearl Sandoval

    It is true we should all respect each other as well as have respect for each others political and religious preference. It really is the only answer for a peaceful existence among each other. The United States understands this viewpont. Our generations have been taught this respect in our country. But sadly hate, death and kill is a philosophy of others. How do you blend such atrocities together with love care and concern for your fellow man? It’s like oil and water. It doesn’t mix. What is the answer? California’s latest slaughter proves a horific reality. This man worked, ate, and had personal relationships with the people he killed. He was trusted and accepted. Our guards are now up and enhanced. It’s human nature to question our safety as Americans being compromised. Plus our rights to bare arms is being scrutinized. This is an extreme delema in which our nation is facing. We all have rights to choose. Whether it is the right one or not we choose. This is no small matter and will not be resolved anytime soon as long as there are still those who choose to enertain hate, violence, anger, and disrespect to our fellow human being. Unsettling times are upon this nation and this world. Pray for peace. Be peace. Choose life. Choose peace. Fight for freedom to be in peace.

  • Yonatan

    This is odd! RE- “Even if an attack isn’t against you today, in time attacks on freedom for anyone will hurt everyone.” THIS, however, is referring to attacks on Jews, the Chosen People. Not Muslims.

  • To the Hebrew men comments! Let’s be reasonable! Observe the whole entire world global shape in motion! Mr. Mark Z. is undivided part of the whole world global birth is a fact! The Hebrew men philosophy is freedom! Mr. Mark Z. is a USA citizen of freedom! For stabilizing the shape of our global world complex we need to observe the whole of human brains. There are to day a few Muslim countries on our planet where the Hebrew men are an ally for thousand of years! Fact! Man must study those few Muslim countries background history to understand why the Hebrew men to day are an ally. In fact those few Muslim tolerant countries are not harmed by terrorist events! Because they know that Christianity is also divided as Muslims and the Hebrew men are divided among themselves which is a clear picture of “men’s image” rising in the complex birth of globalization, by Global geopolitical and economical events which the chaos of global terror is part of it! What Mr. Mark Z. is doing is a massage to countries government’s leaders to unify to solve the problem of the global terror by changing their politics views on the entire world global complex image, to day we need politicians who are able to observe the entire shape of our planet face to understand that even innovation has his own limits, knowing where the borders are among men, culturally, geographically, scientifically and “ religiously” which is a knowledge of what will be the effects of wrong doing. Religions can be maintained only when been tolerant! The problem is that men do not observe that religion derives from books where men can become his own enemy been blind no able to observe that our planet needs to be maintained before it is too late. Our planet is polluted just as our brains are polluted where men does accuse each other without been able to observe that men’s brains stops to develop by the law of evolution! It is why a man did say in our days that politicians do behave as kinder ! Mr. Mark Z. is right! Keep on Mr. Mark Z. You are in the right selected road toward a better future for Justice among men. I’m with you!

  • Zuckerberg’s comments are consistent with his self-agrandizing personality. He speaks for no one but Mark Zuckerberg. Another florid case of the same syndrome exhibited by Barack Obama.

  • Solo

    let Zuckerberg defend his own people, not 1.6 billion muslims, of which most would be happy to kill a jew.

    let him deal with thousands of anti jewish hate groups on facebook!

  • Mr. Mark Zuckerberg is a Hebrew individual man who has the right to express his mind for peace among men! Our world of gathered peoples worldwide masses minds thought the new social media engineering is a fact that a man as Mark Zuckerberg was born for this task gathering up the world masses minds into shaping brains worldwide for peace, tolerance among man! We need to move toward a world of a Global birth of much more complex ever before. Only trough tolerance among men we can save our planet! What Mr. Mark Zuckerberg does is great! Religion is a private issue which men must respect! It is what Mr. Mark Zuckerberg does! Respect others to be respected that are a philosophy of peace ! Mr. Mark Zuckerberg has a task to stand up anytime injustice does rise.

  • Paul Ackerman

    Mark Zuckerberg’s comments are as hollow as an empty shell on the beach.
    This from a man who seems incapable,or uninterested,in using his vast social media powerhouse to uncover and expose the array of radical islamist incitement that pollutes the web.

    It is notable that with all his hand-wringing about his perception of an impending universal backlash against all Muslims,he does not vocalize support to the few Muslim heroes of reform and modernity,such as Ayan Hirsi Ali or Zuhdi Jasser,nor does he condemn the groups fronting apologia for the perpetrators of Islamic terrorism.

    His invoking (supposed) Judaism as a credential in this statement makes it all the more galling.
    But what else would you expect from the person most responsible for making social contact as superficial as a coat of paint?

  • i never hear the muslims say that about the jews . why dont he ask them that question.who are stabbing israelie people.why dont he ask muslims that.stop being nice to people who want to destroy your people.

  • Diogenes7

    Zuckerberg gives us a classic example of morally perverted thinking. France is the site of longstanding, overtly anti-Semitic violence directed largely at Jews, and lately others. Jews in France are not safe, and synagogues have to have armed guards.

    So with whom does Zuckerberg sympathize? The victims perhaps? Nope. He sheds phony tears on behalf of the French Muslim community that has been the source of these atrocities against Jews and lately of others.

    Incredible!

  • Mr. Mark Zuckerberg is entirely right! We need to protect innocent people no matter which religion they belong to. Keep on Mr. Mark Z. for peace! One home, one planet. Peace NOW!

  • Mike P.

    I don’t imagine Mark Zuckerberg will ever lift a finger to help Jews or Israel.

    He already seems to enable anti-Semitism and anti-Israelism on his site, where the same language used with any other groups would cause him to cancel user accounts in a New York minute.

  • Andria Switzer

    Very warm, progressive, interesting but what is Zuckerberg doing to fight antisemitism which is far more prevalent, more virulent, more dangerous than Islamiphobia? Attacks against Jews in North America, outnumber attacks against Muslims. Why does Facebook allow so many hateful incendiary sites to continue?

  • Mark_NY

    As a Jew, has he also expressed concern about the members of his own tribe who are constantly being attacked by Moslem hoodlums, such as boys in the streets of Paris who wear kippahs, worshippers attacked in synagogues, the proprietor of a Judaica store on the upper west side of Manhattan beaten by a self described Moslem fanatic, etc? Or are his sympathies primarily reserved for other religious and/or minority groups, as is all too typical of liberal secular Jews who quote their background when it is convenient to do so but otherwise ignore it when they marry out of their religion or don’t bother to bring up their children Jewish.

  • Avraham Chanoch robinson

    Just because he’s a brilliant entrepreneur … Does not give him authority to speak on behalf of Judaism … When his child is not even Jewish!

  • Emanuel

    I admire his chutzpah and greed otherwise he is a leftist turd unamerican joke who has no class and no real friends.

  • Rob

    His Judaism is so important to him that he married a non-Jew and has non-Jewish children with her.

  • Hopefully, I am not the only person who feels outraged by the fact that an intermarried Jew (Mark Zuckerberg) has publicly attempted to invoke Judaism to defend the fanatical terrorist murderers of Jewish people (aka Muslims).

    PS: http://www.camera.org * http://www.HonestReporting.com * http://www.memri.org * http://www.ActForAmerica.org * http://www.IsraelLawCenter.org

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