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Sep 25, 2017
(ATLANTA, GA, 9/24/17) -- The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations today condemned President Trump's latest travel ban, and encouraged any Georgia Muslims with family members impacted by the ban to contact CAIR Georgia for assistance. "The President's latest travel ban has little to do with national security and everything to do with anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim bigotry. President Trump, Stephen Miller, and others within the Administration pine for an America that is… Read more...
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Sep 17, 2017 22
(ATLANTA, GA - 9/17/17) The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-GA) today thanked the more than 500 Georgians who joined an Atlanta march yesterday against the Burmese government's ongoing ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims. PHOTOS FOR PUBLIC USE: 500 People Join Atlanta March Against Burmese Violence During the march, which included almost 200 members of Georgia's Burmese community, activists expressed solidarity with Georgia's Rohingya residents, and called upon Georgia senators David Perdue and Johnny Isakson to join Senator John McCain in supporting a Senate resolution that would condemn the… Read more...
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Sep 14, 2017 72

(ATLANTA, GA - 9/14/17) The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations this week called on Senator David Perdue and Senator Johnny Isakson to support Senate Resolution 250, which would condemn the Burmese government's ongoing campaign of ethnic cleansing against its Rohingya Muslim population.

READ: Letter to Senator David Perdue & Senator Johnny Isakson

In a Sep. 12th letter, CAIR Georgia and the Burmese Rohingya Community of Georgia, Inc. encouraged both of Georgia's senators to join Senator John McCain in supporting the resolution. So far, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has refused to bring the… Read more...
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Sep 05, 2017 43

(ATLANTA, GA - 8/29/17) CAIR Georgia today hosted its second annual Muslims Rebutting Extremism seminar before both live and online audiences. During the seminar, expert speakers discuss the twin threats posed by anti-Muslim bigots and Muslim extremists, as well as effective ways to counter both of those groups.

VIDEO: CAIR Georgia 2nd Annual Muslims Rebutting Extremism Seminar

Speakers at both the 2016 and 2017 seminars were Dr. Houda Abadi, Associate Director of the Conflict Resolution Program at The Carter Center, Imam Arshad Anwar, leader of Roswell Community Masjid, and Edward Ahmed Mitchell, attorney and executive director of… Read more...
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Sep 05, 2017 45

(ATLANTA, GA - 8/19/2017) The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations co-sponsored and spoke at Take Down Hate, an interfaith march against racism held in the wake of violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

During the event, hundreds of demonstrators peacefully marched from Centennial Olympic Park to the Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial, expressing support for diversity and condemning white supremacism along the way.

"People of different races, faiths and backgrounds came together to say that the bigotry we saw Charlottesville is unacceptable in Atlanta," said CAIR Georgia executive director Edward Ahmed…

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