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Nov 19, 2017 10

(COVINGTON, GA - 11/16/2017) The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations today delivered a lecture about civil rights and Islamophobia at Oxford College in Newton County, where controversy erupted last year over local opposition to a planned Islamic cemetery.

During the lecture to students and local community members, CAIR Georgia executive director Edward Ahmed Mitchell offered a behind-the-scenes look at what happened during the Newton County mosque stand-off. Mitchell…

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Nov 19, 2017 10

(HOUSTON, TX - 11/19/2017) The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations today thanked CAIR Houston for inviting CAIR-GA to attend and speak at its 16th annual banquet, which was held on Nov. 12th.

During the banquet, CAIR-GA executive director Edward Ahmed Mitchell encouraged Texas Muslims to support their local CAIR chapter.

"Over the past year, diverse communities across the United States went through a lot: Latinos, women, immigrants, African-Americans, and, of course, American Muslims," Mitchell said. "Mosques burned down. Muslim students bullied. Muslim travelers profiled. Muslim immigrants banned. Muslim…

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Nov 19, 2017 38

(ROSWELL, GA - 11/19/2017) The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations today encouraged the public to alert law enforcement if they see Salama Bounajra, a fifteen-year-old Roswell resident who went missing on Friday, Nov. 10th. Salma disappeared after leaving her home around 8 am.

SEE: 11 Alive Interviews Family As Police Search for Missing Roswell Teenager

In a statement, CAIR Georgia executive director Edward Ahmed Mitchell said:

"Thank you to everyone who has helped search for, and spread the word about, Salma, especially Roswell residents who have contacted us with tips. Those tips have been incredibly…

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Oct 31, 2017 102
(ATLANTA, GA - 10/31/17) – The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations today extended condolences to the families of the victims of a deadly vehicular attack in Manhattan. The attack, which is being investigated by police as a terrorist incident, killed at least eight people and injured dozens. In response to the attack, CAIR Georgia released the following statement:

"On behalf of Georgia's Muslim community, we pray that God heals those injured in today's Manhattan attack, comforts the families of those lost, and brings those responsible to justice. Murdering innocent people is evil, insane, and irreligious,…

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Oct 30, 2017 204

(ATLANTA, GA - 10/30/2017) The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations today released issue-based questionnaires completed by six of Atlanta's mayoral candidates. The surveys asked candidates about their positions on Islamophobia, civil rights, affordable housing, President Trump's policies, and police training, including whether the Atlanta Police Department should continue participating in the Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange program (GILEE).

SEE: 1. Survey-Peter Aman.pdf, 2. Survey-Keisha_Lance_Bottoms.pdf, 3. Survey-Vincent_Fort.pdf, 4. SurveyKwanza_Hall.pdf 5. Survey-Ceasar_Mitchell.pdf, and…

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