CAIR calls on Hilton hotels to suspend Xinjiang | Business and Financial Issues
The Council on American-Islamic Relations is urging Hilton hotels to abandon plans to build a hotel on the site of the mosque.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is urging Hilton Worldwide Holdings to scrap plans to build a hotel in China’s Xinjiang area in the area where Chinese officials harassed and vandalized the mosque.
“The idea that the company could do business in a massacre is impossible,” CAIR Deputy Chief Executive Officer Edward Ahmed Mitchell told Al Jazeera.
The United Nations and United States President Joe Biden have accused China of killing more people than Uighur Muslims.
A soon An Amnesty International report calls this Xinjiang a “dystopian hellscape”, describing how a few groups have been forced to abandon their traditions, language and culture.
“We say ‘never come back’ but really don’t mean it. “Hilton can either build a hotel and get involved in violence, or he can ban the hotel and help prevent killings,” Mitchell said.
China is planning to build a new commercial center that includes a Hilton hotel on the site of a mosque, British newspaper The Telegraph reported on Sunday.
Virginia Hilwide Worldwide Holdings did not immediately respond to Al Jazeera’s request for comment.
In his report entitled “‘As We Were Enemies in the War’: Mass Mass China, Persecution, and Persecution of Muslims in Xinjiang”, Amnesty International has reported on human rights abuses against the Uighurs.
The pardon found that hundreds of Muslim men and women had been sent to prisons or concentration camps for “physical and psychological torture” and that China had given Muslims a keen eye for insanity to help them become “the most respected people in the world”.
Islamic nations are being forced to abandon their religious traditions, customs and languages, according to Amnesty International, which shared the testimony of those already incarcerated in 50 camps.
“Chinese authorities have created eagles in Xinjiang miraculously. The Uyghurs, Kazakhs and a few other Muslims face charges of human rights abuses and human rights abuses,” Agnes Callamard, Secretary General of Amnesty International, said in a statement.
China has rejected any persecution of minority Muslims.
CAIR, the largest human rights organization in the United States, has also commended Biden for his strong commitment to human rights abuses in Xinjiang, China.
In April, Biden State Secretary of State Antony Blinken denounced China for its anti-Muslim Uighurs protests and human rights abuses. He also urged U.S. agencies to refrain from doing business in the region.
“Hilton lives in the United States but appears to be disregarding the US government’s acceptance of China’s brutality against Uighur Muslims and a handful of other Turkic groups,” Robert S McCaw, CAIR’s director of state, told Al Jazeera.
Biden officials also spoke of China’s human rights record at a G7 summit last week with other world leaders. Mitchell said businesses also play an important role in participating.
“China is very powerful – and no one is going to fight for human rights,” Mitchell said. “The only people who can do this are the United States and the major agencies. The agencies have a great responsibility to help end this genocide.”