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Mark Zuckerberg Vows Facebook Will 'Fight' For Muslims' Rights

10/12/2015 13:08 GMT | Updated 10/12/2015 13:59 GMT

Mark Zuckerberg has come out in fighting form following Donald Trump's proposals calling for Muslims to be banned from the U.S.

Facebook's CEO showed solidarity with Muslims around the world, through a message he posted on his page.

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Referring to his Jewish heritage, he recalled his parents teaching him to stand up against attacks on all communities.

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 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.

The post has already been shared over 150,000 times and received over a million likes.

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Comments from the Facebook community have been largely supportive Zuckerberg's statement.

One resident from Bangladesh said:

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