Google’s CEO, Sundar Pichai, is the latest Silicon Valley CEO to come out in the open condemning Donald Trump’s anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant stance in his Presidential election campaign bid. Also Read - Sundar Pichai: 5 interesting facts about Google CEO you never heard beforeAlso Read - Google workers ask Alphabet CEO to stop protecting harassers
Pichai s post comes after Donald Trump s recent anti-Muslim comment that suggested banning Muslims from entering the United States. In a detailed post on Medium, Pichai underlines the value of human progress and tolerance. Also Read - UP Police drops Google's Sundar Pichai's name from FIR related to defaming PM Modi video
Pichai wrote in his post, “Let’s not let fear defeat our values. We must support Muslim and other minority communities in the US and around the world.”
Pichai also pointed out his life story of moving from India to the US by saying America is the land of opportunity for millions of immigrants. The country offered access to opportunities that didn t exist when many people moved to the US back then. Besides opportunities, tolerance, open-mindedness and acceptance of new Americans is the most defining characteristics and also the greatest strengths of the country.
He further explained his reason for taking to Medium by saying I debated whether to post this, because lately it seems that criticism of intolerance just gives more oxygen to this debate. But I feel we must speak out particularly those of us who are not under attack. Everyone has the right to their views, but it’s also important that those who are less represented know that those are not the views of all.
Speaking on cultural diversity, Pichai wrote, I firmly believe that whether you re building a company or leading a country, a diverse mix of voices and backgrounds and experiences leads to better discussions, better decisions, and better outcomes for everyone.
If you re a Muslim in this community, as the leader of Facebook I want you to know that you are always welcome here and that we will fight to protect your rights and create a peaceful and safe environment for you, Zuckerberg wrote in a Facebook post.
Pichai is visiting India on December 16, where he is widely expected to launch revamped Android One program.