Muslim groups boycott Hilton over bulldozed Uyghur mosque

A coalition of more than 40 American Muslim groups is leading a global boycott of Hilton Hotels over its involvement in a hotel project in Xinjiang, China, where a Uyghur mosque was bulldozed to make way for the building.

At a September 16 news conference outside the Capital Hilton in Washington, DC, representatives of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the World Uyghur Congress, the Uyghur Human Rights Project, and other orga­nizations said Hilton had ignored a one-week deadline that CAIR had given the company to pull out of the project in Xinjiang before initiating the boycott.

“They decided to put profit over values. They decided to put their own bottom line over human rights and values,” said CAIR executive director Nihad Awad.