WEB DESK: Donald Trump’s controversial statement of banning Muslims from America has generated more hostility than gaining more support. Now even the internet giant has joined ranks as side against Trump.
Google’s CEO Sunder Pichai condemned Trump’s statement and wrote in a blog post “Let’s not let fear defeat our values,” inferring that the anti-Muslim rhetoric so closely associated with Trump’s presidential campaign is “disheartening.” Pichai continued, “The open-mindedness, tolerance, and acceptance of new Americans is one of the country’s greatest strengths and most defining characteristics. America was and is a country of immigrants.”
Ever since Trump proposed banning all Muslims from America, he has seen rise in worldwide support of Muslims with several countries like France, U.K and Egypt, voicing their concerns against outlandish remarks made by the presidential hopeful.
Even though Trump gained support at home for his statement, U.K proposed banning Trump from its country and this was met by huge support from its populace.
The U.K petition to ban Trump is gaining immense popularity, with more than half million signatures and still counting. The online petition to ban Trump is currently most popular on U.K government’s website.
Even Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook, voiced his support for Muslims without naming Trump. “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,” he wrote, condemning any sort of attack on all communities.