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Apr 28, 2017 1

(CLARKSTON, GA - 4/27/17) The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations today spoke at a meeting of the Clarkston City Council.

During the city council meeting, CAIR-GA outreach director Asma Elhuni argued in favor of a proposal designed to reassure Clarkston residents, many of whom are immigrants from Middle Eastern and African nations, including Somalia.

"We thank the City of Clarkston for creating a warm and welcoming environment for its residents, including immigrants who…

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WD School
Apr 24, 2017 32

(ATLANTA, GA - 4/20/17) The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations today delivered a self-defense training to students and staff at W.D. Mohammed High School. During the presentation, which was held on the eighteenth anniversary of the Columbine school shooting, CAIR-GA executive director Edward Ahmed Mitchell walked the audience through how to handle an active shooter situation, offered tips on physical self-defense, and discussed building security.

"Given the rise in anti-Muslim hate crimes, even Georgia's Islamic private schools should pray for the best and prepare for the worst," Mitchell said. "Every…

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RuwaonCBS
Apr 24, 2017 15
(ATLANTA, GA, 4/17/17) – The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Georgia) today offered a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who allegedly ripped the Islamic head scarf (hijab) off a 14-year-old Muslim girl while calling her a "terrorist." Video: CAIR Georgia Offers Reward - 11 Alive News Video: CAIR Georgia Calls for Hate Crime Law - ABC/Channel 2 Video: CAIR Georgia At The Scene - CBS46 On Friday, April 14, a man reportedly ripped the teenager’s head scarf off as he called her “Terrorist” in the parking lot outside Maggiano’s Restaurant at Perimeter Mall… Read more...
Engagement
Apr 10, 2017 72

(ATLANTA, GA - 4/6/17) The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations today visited Masjid Omar for a panel discussion about "Faith & Civil Engagement." During the last day of Masjid Omar's week-long "Muslim Legacy: Youth Seminar," Imam Abdullah Jaber hosted Imam Arshad Anwar of Roswell Community Masjid, Aisha Yaqoob, policy director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice, and Edward Ahmed Mitchell, executive director of CAIR Georgia.

The speakers encouraged youth in the audience to pursue various methods of civic engagement, including political activisim, extracurricular activities, keeping track of the news,…

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Hate Crimes
Apr 10, 2017 66

(ATLANTA, GA - 4/6/17) The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations today joined the Southern Poverty Law Center to discuss issues related to hate crimes with law students at Georgia State University. CAIR Georgia executive director Edward Ahmed Mitchell and Stephen Piggott, a senior research analyst with the Southern Poverty Law Center, discussed a recent spike in hate crimes targeting minority communities as well as potential solutions to the trend.

"A wave of poitical hate speech has escalated into an avalanche of violent hate crimes that threaten various communities, including American Muslims," Mitchell…

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