Sundar Pichai: We must support Muslim and other minority communities
Intolerance issue has been hovering around from quite a some time in news and on social media. People have different opinions about freedom of speech; how can we forget the latest incidence of Aamir Khan’s comment on intolerance in India. Entire India was raging by his comments, and people shouted out their anger on social media pages. The true fact was, hardly any of them exactly understood what the Bollywood super star meant to say.
Before that, Shahrukh Khan, The king of Bollywood has been in similar situation like Mr. Aamir. Well, most of them seemed to be a publicity stunt for their upcoming movies. But it doesn’t seem the same way in USA. Donald Trump recently conducted a poll to ban all Muslim people to enter United States of America.
The scary thing about this poll was that 25% of US citizens supports Trup’s call on banning Muslim immigrants. Twenty five percent is not a small ratio when we are talking about a population in millions. In this regards, Sundar Pichar, CEO of Google has finally broke his silence by defending the rights of Muslim community.
Sundar Pichai said, ‘Let’s not let fear defeat our values. We must support Muslim and other minority communities in the US and around the world.’
He then talks about himself as an immigrant, ‘I came to the US from India 22 years ago. I was fortunate enough to gain entry to a university here, and time after time, I saw that hard work opened other doors. I have built a career and a family and a life here. And I’ve felt as much a part of this country, as I felt growing up in India.’
Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, before few days, posted about having safe and sound environment for Muslim community on Facebook.