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Aug 10, 2017 30

(ATLANTA, GA - 7/14/2017) The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations today thanked the members of Georgia's U.S. House delegation who voted against an anti-Muslim bill proposed by Rep. Trent Franks. In a narrow vote of 208 "Yes" to 217 "No," 27 Republicans and 190 Democrats voted against the amendment with no Democrats voting in support.

SEE: Final Vote Results For Rep. Franks' Amendment Number 13

Franks' amendment would have required the Department of Defense to conduct…

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Khwaja
Aug 01, 2017 181

(ATLANTA, GA - 8/1/17) The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations today announced that it has hired Murtaza Khwaja to serve as its new Staff Attorney starting August 1st.

As part of CAIR Georgia's legal team, Khwaja works to investigate incidents of anti-Muslim discrimination, educate Georgia Muslims about their legal rights, and counter Islamophobia in both the court of law and the court of public opinion.

"As a law student, a legal intern, and an activist, Murtaza has already made important contributions to civil rights in recent years," said Edward Ahmed Mitchell, executive director of CAIR Georgia. "We are…

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ASMA
Jul 19, 2017 112
(ATLANTA, GA - 7/17/17) -- The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Georgia) today called on mosques in Georgia and around the country to alert law enforcement authorities if they receive threatening phone calls from a man who has repeatedly threatened to attack a Georgia mosque. In the weeks since June 22, an unidentified male using a Missouri phone number has called a Georgia mosque eight times and left more than 20 minutes of voicemail messages. The caller repeatedly threatens to shoot, bomb, and otherwise attack mosques and American Muslims in general. Read more...
Hartsfield
Jun 30, 2017 153
(ATLANTA, GA, 06/29/17) Starting on Thursday, June 29, a coalition of Georgia law firms and civil rights organizations plan to assist travelers who may be impacted by President Trump's "Muslim Ban," parts of which are scheduled to take effect at 8 pm EST at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Video 1: CAIR Georgia Talks Muslim Ban with 11Alive Video 2: CAIR Georgia Interview At Airport Video 3: Coalition Announces Free Legal Help on CBS46 The coalition encourages the family members of any wrongfully detained travelers to contact the attorneys for assistance over the weekend. "The fact that President Trump wants to ban… Read more...
ICCA 2017 Dinner
Jun 24, 2017 119

(ATLANTA, GA - 6/24/17) The Georgia chapter of the Council-American Islamic Relations today encouraged the Georgia Muslim community to continue hosting interfaith open houses and dinners, even after the month of Ramadan. During the holy month, CAIR Georgia delivered its Islam 101 presentation at interfaith dinners hosted by the Islamic Society of Stockbridge and the Islamic Community Center of Atlanta.

"We need not wait until Ramadan 2018 before engaging in interfaith dialogue with our neighbors," said Edward Ahmed Mitchell, executive director of CAIR-GA. "Georgia mosques should consider holding interfaith open houses or dinners…

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