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Oct 19, 2017 28

(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…

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Oct 16, 2017 23

(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…

Oct 16, 2017 19
(ATLANTA, GA, 10/9/17) -- On Monday, Oct. 9th, at Georgia State University College of Law, civil rights groups held The People vs. The Muslim Ban in response to President Trump's orders targeting Muslim-majority nations. During the public tribunal, real attorneys and law students will debate the legal merits of President Trump's Muslim bans, while real witnesses—including Georgia Muslims, immigrants, and refugees—testified about how the bans impact their communities. A jury of activists, lawyers, and faith leaders considered the evidence before announcing its verdict: all of the Muslim Bans should be overturned as unconstitutional… Read more...
Oct 15, 2017 24

(ATHENS, GA - 9/3/17) On Sunday, September 3rd, the Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations visited the Unitarian Universalist Congregations of Athens, Georgia, for a presentation about the similarities and differences between the Jewish, Christian and Islamic new years, as well as a Q&A about issues related to Islam and the Muslim community.

"We thank the Athens' Unitarian Universalist community for working to build bridges with people of all faiths. Georgia Muslims can think of no better response to the world's religious conflict than visiting various houses of worship, greeting our neighbors, and directly…

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Sep 25, 2017 85
(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 racially, religiously and culturally monolithic," said attorney Edward Ahmed Mitchell, executive director of CAIR Georgia. Read more...

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