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 Š— Šstatements 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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