The founder of the electric car manufacturer “Tesla”, Elon Musk, is at the center of a new storm following the opening of a showroom in northwest China, where human rights violations are allegedly being committed. As a result, many surfers attacked Tesla, claiming that it “supports genocide.”
The carmaker’s announcement last Friday of the opening of the new showroom in Xinjiang province was met with outrage from US rights and trade organizations. The company said in a statement: One of the proponents of the U.S. import ban bill from the Xinjiang region criticized Tesla’s move, writing on his Twitter account: “Non-national corporations are helping China cover up genocide and slavery in the region.”
By doing business in China’s Xinjiang Province, where millions of #Uyghur Muslims are being held in concentration camps and forced labor facilities, Tesla is supporting genocide. Elon Musk must close Tesla’s Xinjiang showroom.https://t.co/MGF6YGYgFC
. CAIR National (@CAIRNational) January 4, 2022
The American-Islamic Relations Council and the U.S. Civil Rights Organization also attacked Tesla’s publicity, claiming that “by doing business in Xinjiang Province in China, Tesla supports genocide,” urging Ayalon Musk to close the showroom in the area. .
As mentioned, the U.S. and a number of other countries have criticized China’s treatment of the ethnic Uighur population and other Muslim minorities living in Xinjiang province, following claims by rights organizations that about a million people have been forcibly relocated there.