(Muslim Press) - Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said that the social network will always welcome Muslims, just days after Donald Trump sparked widespread condemnation with controversial comments on race relations.Mark Zuckerberg, who recently became a father, posted a statement on his Facebook page promising that he would not allow the social network to ' succumb to cynicism '.Recommended:Thousands sign ‘ban Trump from UK’ petitionHis post reads: " 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 statement comes just days after US Republican presidential hopeful Trump brought condemnation upon himself after saying all Muslims should be banned from entering the US.

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Posted byMark ZuckerbergonWednesday, December 9,2015