Mark Zuckerberg – Understanding, Empathy, and Love Can Defeat Terrorism

In a recent post by Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg about the recent acts of terrorism around the globe, specifically that of the recent bombing in Lahore, Pakistan, that only “understanding, empathy and love” will be the only ways to defeat terrorism. The billionaire wrote to his followers in the highly popular social media website in the wake of a series of bombings around the world, especially that killed dozens and injured hundreds of people in Ankara, Brussels.

Mark Zuckerberg - Understanding, Empathy, and Love Can Defeat Terrorism

Mark Zuckerberg Tells the People of the World That the Only Way to Defeat Terrorism is Not Through Firearms

Mark Zuckerberg stated in his post, “Each of these attacks was different, but all had a common thread: they were carried out with a goal to spread fear and distrust, and turn members of a community against each other. I believe the only sustainable way to fight back against those who seek to divide us is to create a world where understanding and empathy can spread faster than hate. Where every single person in every country feels connected and cared for and loved. That’s the world we can and must build together.”

Just recently, there were 37 people that were killed and 125 people were injured in Ankara, the capital of Turkey, when a planted car bomb exploded in Guvenpark by the Kurdistan Freedom Falcons. Then, there’s three suicide bomb blasts that happened in Brussels, the Belgian capital, killed 35 people and injured yet another 300 after ISIS fighters attacked the city’s subway station and airport.

The recent attacks don’t end there since a followed by another one in Lahore, Pakistan. Here, a splinter-group affiliated by the Al Qaeda detonated a bomb within a crowded park. The purpose for the attack is reported to be targeting Christians.

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, and also the world’s sixth richest man, did not address these issues within his recent post, but he did acknowledge these as major problems happening in our world. The social media website CEO made a move to assist friends and family keep in touch with their loved ones in Pakistan after the recent attacks. The aforementioned move is called “Safety Check” and Facebook activated it several times already for various acts of terror. People would be able to check how their relatives are doing in Pakistan, Turkey, and in Belgium.

Mark Zuckerberg made his comments after Facebook has activated its “check in safe” feature. It has already been activated several times this month after the response to terrorist attacks.


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