Quoted: Google CEO Sundar Pichai calls for support for Muslims

“Let’s not let fear defeat our values. We must support Muslim and other minority communities in the U.S. and around the world.”

Sundar Pichai, Google CEO, in a Medium post Friday. He became the second Silicon Valley CEO to publicly call for supporting Muslims last week, with his post coming a couple of days after a Facebook post by Mark Zuckerberg, who said the social network would “create a peaceful and safe environment” for Muslims.

Their posts come amid the brighter spotlight on anti-Muslim sentiment in the wake of recent attacks in Paris and San Bernardino by suspected Muslim extremists, plus a call by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to ban Muslims from traveling to the United States.

Pichai, an Indian immigrant, spoke of the “vibrant mix of races and cultures” where he works, and of the importance of diversity to Google and to America.

“It’s so disheartening to see the intolerant discourse playing out in the news these days — statements that our country would be a better place without the voices, ideas and the contributions of certain groups of people, based solely on where they come from, or their religion,” Pichai wrote.

 

Photo: Sundar Pichai in 2013. (Gary Reyes/Bay Area News Group)

 

 

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  • SnatchMaster

    I wish he would just worry about Google stock going up. The US people don’t need political directions from SUndar Pinchai nor Mark Zuckerberg

    • Well said!!

    • Yacov

      Amen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Yacov

    So far international terrorism comes from Muslims. You can’t ignore it. All terrorism are funded by Saudi Arabia and Iran. The U.S. does nothing to discourage these two countries because of fear lost of profit. These two countries are evil and we have to treat them as such and not look the other way when they acts. There is fundamental wrong with U.S. foreign policy. It is time to change it if we want to stop terrorism in the world, even on the expense of lost of profit. Life of human being is more important then profit.

  • LouieLouie

    shut up and enjoy your money courtesy of non-muslim Americans pichai!!!

 
 
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