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USA: Real estate firm Tishman Speyer cuts ties with anti-Muslim hate group following advocacy by interfaith coalition

Companies Cut Ties with Anti-Muslim Hate Group Following Pressure from Interfaith Community, 17 Jan. 2017

A coalition of interfaith leaders and organizations, spearheaded by Jewish Voice for Peace, DC-Metro, has won a major victory in its campaign against an anti-Muslim hate group. The Clarion Project listed its offices at 1717 Pennsylvania Avenue,...a building owned by...Tishman Speyer.  In December, JVP DC-Metro and nearly 30 interfaith clergy leaders...sent a letter to corporate executives in D.C. and New York City calling for the eviction of the hate group.  Less than one month later, the clergy and JVP DC-Metro have won their campaign and Clarion Project’s office contract has been terminated... 

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC),...[a] leading authority on hate groups, has exposed Clarion for its pernicious brand of extremism and hate espoused against Muslim communities and the Islamic faith.  SPLC has announced that it will officially designate The Clarion Project as a hate group in 2017.