WASHINGTON, Sept. 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, September 8 , the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, and representatives of Uyghur Muslim groups plan to deliver a demand letter to Hilton Worldwide Headquarters (NYSE: HLT ) in McLean, Va., giving a one-week deadline for Hilton to end an agreement to license the construction of a Hampton Hotel on the site of a bulldozed mosque in the Uyghur region of China.
Delivery of that letter comes after several months of communication with Hilton, which so far refused to cancel the project in China. Those delivering the letter will be available for media interviews afterward.
An international coalition of Uyghur groups, Muslim advocacy organizations and human rights groups in the United States and other nations has been formed to campaign for a boycott of Hilton if the corporation does not withdraw from the project by next week.
: Delivery of Demand Letter to Hilton Worldwide HQ in McLean, VA
WHO : CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad, Representatives of Uyghur Muslim Groups, Other Coalition Partners
WHEN : Wednesday, September 8, 11 a.m. ET
WHERE : Hilton Worldwide HQ, 7930 Jones Branch Dr, McLean, VA 22102.
CONTACT: CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw, 202-742-6448, email@example.com ; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, firstname.lastname@example.org
"We plan to visit Hilton Headquarters tomorrow to give the corporation one final opportunity to do the right thing. Helping the Chinese government as it commits well-documented acts of genocide is morally wrong, legally dangerous and bad for business," said CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad. "If Hilton supports China's genocide of Uyghur Muslims by establishing a Hampton Inn on the site of a bulldozed Uyghur mosque, we will ask everyone who cares about human rights to stop supporting Hilton in this country and worldwide."
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SOURCE Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)
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