WASHINGTON, Oct. 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — On Saturday, Oct. 16, the #BoycottHilton Coalition* of more than 40 American and international organizations, plans to hold a nationwide educational leafleting campaign outside Hilton Worldwide hotels nationwide over that corporation’s licensed construction of a Hampton Hotel on the site of a bulldozed mosque in the Uyghur region of China.
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At the events, educational materials about the construction of the hotel on the site of a bulldozed mosque and about China’s acts of torture, rape, forced abortions and sterilizations, mass detention, denial of religious rights, and cultural erasure targeting Uyghur Muslims will be handed to Hilton guests and staff.
WHAT: #BoycottHilton Coalition Leafleting Campaign Outside Hilton Hotels Nationwide
WHEN: Saturday, October 16, Various Times
WHERE: Outside Hilton Hotels in Cities Nationwide
CONTACT: CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw, 202-742-6448, [email protected]; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, [email protected]; UHRP Executive Director Omer Kanat, [email protected], 202-819-0598, Free Uyghur Now Advocacy Director Husam Kaid, 929-434-7323, [email protected]
“Free Uyghur Now is taking part in the #BoycottHilton campaign to urge Hilton not to prioritize their profit over human life. We are boycotting Hilton because our dollars are a daily ballot of conscience that we constantly choose where to place it,” said Free Uyghur Now Advocacy Director Husam Kaid. “Now is the time that Muslims, allies, and people of justice around the world call on Hilton to end their complicity in the Uyghur genocide.”
“A Hampton Inn logo on that spot would be a giant seal of approval on the genocide,” said Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) Executive Director Omer Kanat. “There is simply no justification for Hilton to benefit from the destruction of Uyghur mosques across our homeland.”
“Evidence of the Uyghur Genocide can be seen everywhere on the streets of East Turkistan, but nowhere is it more apparent than at the sites where our mosques once stood. These buildings are places of peace, places of worship, and places of gathering for the Uyghur people,” said Campaign for Uyghurs Executive Director Rushan Abbas. “Hilton’s decision to allow this is complicity in the Uyghur genocide. It must not go unanswered.”
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