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Oct 31, 2017 90
(ATLANTA, GA - 10/31/17) – The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations today extended condolences to the families of the victims of a deadly vehicular attack in Manhattan. The attack, which is being investigated by police as a terrorist incident, killed at least eight people and injured dozens. In response to the attack, CAIR Georgia released the following statement:

"On behalf of Georgia's Muslim community, we pray that God heals those injured in today's Manhattan attack,…

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Oct 30, 2017 189

(ATLANTA, GA - 10/30/2017) The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations today released issue-based questionnaires completed by six of Atlanta's mayoral candidates. The surveys asked candidates about their positions on Islamophobia, civil rights, affordable housing, President Trump's policies, and police training, including whether the Atlanta Police Department should continue participating in the Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange program (GILEE).

SEE: 1. Survey-Peter Aman.pdf, 2. Survey-Keisha_Lance_Bottoms.pdf, 3. Survey-Vincent_Fort.pdf, 4. SurveyKwanza_Hall.pdf 5. Survey-Ceasar_Mitchell.pdf, and…

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Oct 24, 2017 93

(SAVANNAH, GA - 10/23/2017) The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations today delivered remarks at Savannah State University's "The Story of Islam in Savannah," a day-long event designed to counter prejudice and raise awareness through lectures and dialogues about Islam in Savannah.

The series of lectures and dialogues featured speakers from Masjid Jihad of Savannah, the Islamic Center of Savannah, CAIR Georgia, Savannah State University, and religious leaders and community activists from various faiths in Savannah.

"We thank Savannah State University for hosting this important educational event, which gave…

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Oct 19, 2017 76

(ATLANTA, GA - 10/19/2017) The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations today delivered remarks at the State Bar of Georgia Headquarters about the Supreme Court’s per curiam decision in IRAP vs. Trump, one of the federal lawsuits against President Trump’s second Muslim Ban.

During the 24th annual United States Supreme Court Update, Mitchell explained the Court’s ruling, which allowed parts of President Trump’s immigration restrictions to take effect for a 90-day period between June and October.

“We thank the State Bar’s Institute of Continuing Legal Education for inviting us to discuss the travel ban case with…

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Oct 16, 2017 59

(PEACHTREE CITY, GA - 10/12/17) The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations today delivered remarks to the Rotary Club of Peachtree City, the seventh club that CAIR Georgia has visited this year.

VIDEO: CAIR Georgia Remarks and Q&A at Rotary Club of Lawrenceville

As the guest speaker during the weekly Rotary meeting in Peachtree City, CAIR-GA Executive Director Edward Ahmed Mitchell explained who Muslims are, what Muslims believe, and what Muslims practice, before answering questions about various issues, including extremism, women's rights, and the meaning of jihad.

"We have greatly appreciated the invitations…

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