(WASHINGTON, D.C., 11/15/21) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on President Biden to raise the issue of China’s ongoing genocide against Uyghur Muslims in his virtual meeting this evening with Chinese leader Xi Jinping.
SEE: Biden, Xi Prepare for Meeting (AP)
Washington, D.C., based CAIR has repeatedly condemned China’s genocidal campaign against its Uyghur Muslim minority.
SEE: CAIR Calls on President Biden to Endorse Uyghur Slave Labor Bill Following Press Secretary Psaki Being Unsure of Administration Support
CAIR Calls for ‘Immediate International Action’ After Amnesty Report Describes ‘Dystopian Hellscape’ for Uyghur Muslims in China
CAIR, as part of the #BoycottHilton, has also condemned Hilton Worldwide for licensing the construction of a Hampton Hotel on the site of a bulldozed mosque in the Uyghur region of China.
SEE: #BoycottHilton Coalition Asks Secs. Antony Blinken, Gina Raimondo to Probe Hilton Worldwide, Chinese Partner for Complicity in Uyghur Genocide
“President Biden must raise the issue of China’s brutal campaign of genocide targeting the Uyghur Muslim minority and insist that concrete steps be taken to stop the mosque demolitions, denial of basic religious freedoms, forced sterilizations, torture, mass detentions, and other human rights abuses,” said CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw.
SEE: CAIR Condemns Apple’s Decision to Remove Quran and Bible Apps in China, Calls on American Corporations to ‘Grow a Spine’
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