California, United States (Online): Mark Zuckerberg shared a picture of his first ever Iftar dinner with a group of Somali refugees in Minneapolis and wrote a heartfelt message about the struggles of refugees.
The Facebook founder said in a post on the social media site, “As a refugee, you often don't get to choose which country you end up in. When I asked one man, who had spent 26 years in a refugee camp, whether America now felt like home, he gave a simple and profound answer: ‘Home is where you are free to do what you want. Yes, this feels like home.”
Zuckerberg has won some praise for emphasising on the need for using technology to battle poverty, supporting the Black Lives Matter movement and acknowledging that the tech industry has a diversity problem. He has also criticised Trump’s efforts to curb immigration and entry of refugees in the United States.
Zuckerberg said in the Facebook post, “There are few places in the world he felt comfortable to be who he is: the country he was born, and our country that values freedom.”
“What a beautiful tribute to America. Thanks to my hosts for being so gracious at the very end of Ramadan. I left impressed by your strength and resilience to build a new life in an unfamiliar place, and you are a powerful reminder of why this country is so great,” he concluded.