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Jul 19, 2017 37
(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… Read more...
Hartsfield
Jun 30, 2017 95
(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 71

(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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Jun 22, 2017 122

(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 continue freezing the Ban while lawsuits against it proceed through the system.

"Although we hope that the Supreme Court will maintain the…

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Jun 19, 2017 89
(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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