(10/23/16 - ALPHARETTA, GA) The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations today offered support for Noor Family Services, an organization dedicated to protecting Muslim and immigrant families from domestic violence.
During the group's inaugural event in Alpharetta, CAIR-GA Executive Director Edward Ahmed Mitchell discussed the dangers of domestic violence.
"Georgia Muslims need different organizations to tackle different problems," Mitchell said. "ICNA Atlanta handles charity, mosques handle worship, CAIR-GA handles discrimination, the ISB handles interfaith dialogue."
Mitchell added, "Now Noor Family Services can tackle the social ill of family violence, which threatens people of all faiths and backgrounds in America."
On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States, according to the Center for Disease Control. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men. 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been victims of [some form of] physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime.