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CAIR Minnesota
Aug 23, 2016 46
(ATLANTA, GA, 8/23/16) – The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-GA) today announced that it plans to hold a joint press conference with the Georgia NAACP and several other organizations on Tuesday, Aug. 23rd, at 12:30 pm at Atlanta Masjid of Al-Islam. Speakers plan to announce several updates regarding the blocked mosque in Newton County, and respond to the anti-Muslim rhetoric expressed at an Aug. 22nd town hall meeting held in Newton County. CAIR-GA plans to… Read more...
CAIR Minnesota
Aug 19, 2016 70

(8/19/2016 - ATLANTA, GA) The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-GA) today called on Dekalb County law enforcement to investigate a possible bias motive for an Aug. 17th attack on an Islamic charity in Stone Mountain. CAIR-GA also called on law enforcement to increase police patrols near the charity as well as near Muslim houses of worship in the area.

Sometime during the evening of Aug. 17th, an unknown number of attackers shattered the glass entry door to the Stone Mountain office of the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), an American Muslim charity that serves thousands of Georgians of all…

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CAIR Minnesota
Aug 18, 2016 120
ATLANTA, GA, 8/18/16) - The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-GA) today called on the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to investigate Newton County for blocking Georgia Muslims from building a house of worship on their own property, despite prior county approval and local law allowing them to do so. Download and read the letter CAIR Georgia sent to the Newton County Commission on Aug. 18th. Rev. Dr. Francys Johnson, president of the Georgia chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), attorney Azadeh Shahshahani of Project South and nearly twenty Georgia Muslim… Read more...
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Aug 18, 2016 33
Dear Commissioner: I am Edward Ahmed Mitchell, attorney and executive director of the Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, our nation’s largest and oldest Muslim civil liberties organization. We engage in interfaith dialogue, counter extremism, and defend the U.S. Constitution by investigating incidents of anti-Muslim discrimination. On behalf of the listed signatories, including the Georgia chapter of the NAACP and INSERT OTHER GROUP, we write in regard to your decision to freeze the planned construction of a local Muslim house of worship, despite a permit and local law allowing Newton's Muslim community… Read more...
Tea Party
Aug 16, 2016 49
(ATLANTA, GA - 8/17/16) - The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-GA) today announced the start of an outreach initiative designed to reduce Islamophobia by educating political activists, particularly conservatives, about mainstream Muslim beliefs and practices. "During the 2000 presidential election, many American Muslims voted for George W. Bush," said CAIR-GA Executive Director Edward Ahmed Mitchell. "However, the rise of violent extremism overseas, as well as Islamophobia here at home, has led some conservatives to fear and even loathe their neighbors. Georgia Muslims—who love God, family, and… Read more...

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