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Mark Zuckerberg Overcome by Urge to Reassure Muslims that Facebook Is a Safe Space


Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday vowed this (sic) his company will “create a peaceful and safe environment” for Muslim users amid the raging political debate in the United States over terrorism and Islam.

“I want to add my voice in support of Muslims in our community and around the world,” Zuckerberg wrote in a Facebook post. “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.”

His comments came after Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump called for the United States to close its borders to all Muslims, a proposal that has drawn widespread criticism, including from Democrats and fellow Republicans.

Did I miss a recent national outbreak of violence against Muslims in America? I know about the terrorist attacks by the none-too-secret Jihadis in San Bernardino, but I’ve missed the massive backlash of “Islamophobia” that the media is always warning us about.

This celebrity’s need to play along with the media by fear mongering about “right wingers” and the imminent counter-jihad we’re about to inflict upon poor, innocent Muslims walking down the street is beyond tedious. It would be nice if just one prominent leftist were worried about the loved ones of the people killed last week.

Just one.

Probably too much to ask. The fairy tale must go on.