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Jun 22, 2017 4

(ATLANTA, GA - 6/22/17) The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations today issued a travel alert in response to the Supreme Court's expected decision regarding the freeze on President Trump's "Muslim Ban."

Over the next few weeks, the United States Supreme Court could make its first critical decisions about President Trump's Muslim Ban, which has been blocked over the past few months. Although the justices will not issue a final ruling on the ban, they must decide whether to…

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Jun 19, 2017 12
(ATLANTA, GA - 6/19/17) The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations today reacted to anti-Muslim hate crimes in Virginia and the United Kingdom by calling on Georgia Muslims to improve safety and security of their mosques, families and communities. CAIR-GA Executive Director Edward Ahmed Mitchell released the following statement: By now, you must have heard about what happened over the weekend. In Virginia, an anti-Muslim bigot attacked a group of American Muslim teenagers after taraweh prayers, kidnapped a 17 year-old girl, and beat her to death.Then, in England, an anti-Muslim bigot crashed a van into a crowd… Read more...
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Jun 14, 2017 53
(ATLANTA, GA - 6/10/2017) – The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations today announced that attendees at its interfaith rally and food drive, "No To Extremism & Bigotry. Yes To Service & Unity," donated 2,000 pounds of nonperishable food for the Atlanta Community Food Bank. "While armed anti-Islam bigots sought to divide our state with hate, Georgia's interfaith community united our state in service," said Ruwa Romman, communications director for CAIR Georgia. "Georgia Muslims thank our Christian, Jewish and secular neighbors for standing with us and donating over 500 pounds of food to those in need." SEE: Read more...
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Jun 12, 2017 77
(ATLANTA, GA, 6/12/17) -- The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-GA) today announced that it has invited gubernatorial candidate and state Sen. Michael Williams to visit a local mosque and engage in dialogue with Georgia Muslims after he spoke Saturday at an anti-Islam rally in Piedmont Park and posed with armed anti-government militia members. READ: CAIR Georgia's Letter To State Sen. Michael Williams During the rally, Williams reportedly called on protesters to "unite together to fight sharia law," and took a photograph alongside armed members of the Georgia Security Force III% militia, a… Read more...
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Jun 12, 2017 49

Download a PDF of CAIR Georgia's June 11th Invite_for_Senator_Williams_1.pdf or read the text of the letter below.

Council on American-Islamic Relations

Georgia Chapter

P.O. Box 942134

Atlanta GA 30341

[email protected]

June 11, 2017

State Senator Michael Williams
3482 Keith Bridge Rd Ste 310
Cumming, GA 30041

Dear Senator Williams:

On behalf of Georgia’s Muslim community, I write to thank you for your service to our state legislature, to wish you well in your campaign for Governor, and to invite you to engage in dialogue with your Georgia Muslim neighbors.

As you may know, over 100,000 Georgia Muslims live across our state,…

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