(ATLANTA, GA - 5/8/2017) The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations today announced that it plans to host three "Staying Safe During Ramadan" security trainings at three different mosques over the weekend of May 19th.
Special guest Nezar Hamza, a sworn law enforcment officer who serves as deputy director of CAIR Florida, plans to educate attendees about how to stay as safe as possible amid a wave of anti-Muslim hate speech and hate crimes.
Topics include active shooter response scenarios, mosque security, and safety tips for men, women and students.
"We encourage Georgia Muslims, especially the leaders of local mosques, to attend these safety and security trainings," said Edward Ahmed Mitchell, executive director of CAIR Georgia. "God willing, these trainings will teach us how to protect ourselves, our families and our houses of worship during the holy month of Ramadan and beyond."
SCHEDULE OF TRAININGS, God willing:
Friday, May 19th @ 7 pm
Masjid Omar Bin Abdul Aziz
955 Harbins Road
Lilburn, GA 30047
Saturday, May 20th @ 12 pm
Masjid in Atlanta (Location To Be Decided, iA)
Saturday, May 20th @ 7 pm
Islamic Community Center of Atlanta
288 E. Lanier Avenue
Fayetteville, GA 30214