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People's Tribunal Rules Against President Trump's Muslim Bans After Trial at GSU Law School

22365261_1655272181190675_4148588209271587587_n.jpg(ATLANTA, GA, 10/9/17) -- On Monday, Oct. 9th, at Georgia State University College of Law, civil rights groups held The People vs. The Muslim Ban in response to President Trump's orders targeting Muslim-majority nations.
During the public tribunal, real attorneys and law students will debate the legal merits of President Trump's Muslim bans, while real witnesses—including Georgia Muslims, immigrants, and refugees—testified about how the bans impact their communities.
A jury of activists, lawyers, and faith leaders considered the evidence before announcing its verdict: all of the Muslim Bans should be overturned as unconstitutional and illegtimate acts of anti-Muslim discrimination.

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CAIR Georgia Talks Interfaith Relations at Unitarian Universalist Church in Athens

UnitarianAthens.jpg(ATHENS, GA - 9/3/17) On Sunday, September 3rd, the Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations visited the Unitarian Universalist Congregations of Athens, Georgia, for a presentation about the similarities and differences between the Jewish, Christian and Islamic new years, as well as a Q&A about issues related to Islam and the Muslim community.

"We thank the Athens' Unitarian Universalist community for working to build bridges with people of all faiths. Georgia Muslims can think of no better response to the world's religious conflict than visiting various houses of worship, greeting our neighbors, and directly issues that sometimes divide us," said Edward Ahmed Mitchell, executive director of CAIR-GA, which has delivered similar presentations other mosques and churches around the state. "Education is the best vaccine against discrimination."

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CAIR Georgia Condemns President Trump's Expanded Travel Ban, Announces Date for The People vs. Muslim Ban Tribunal

Screen Shot 2017 09 25 at 12.38.58 AM(ATLANTA, GA, 9/24/17) -- The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations today condemned President Trump's latest travel ban, and encouraged any Georgia Muslims with family members impacted by the ban to contact CAIR Georgia for assistance.
 
"The President's latest travel ban has little to do with national security and everything to do with anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim bigotry. President Trump, Stephen Miller, and others within the Administration pine for an America that is racially, religiously and culturally monolithic," said attorney Edward Ahmed Mitchell, executive director of CAIR Georgia.
 

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Over 500 Marchers Join Atlanta Rally Against Ethnic Cleansing in Burma, Call for Support of Senate Resolution 250

21462395_1633161506735076_6724630744143247088_n.jpg(ATLANTA, GA - 9/17/17) The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-GA) today thanked the more than 500 Georgians who joined an Atlanta march yesterday against the Burmese government's ongoing ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims.
 
 
During the march, which included almost 200 members of Georgia's Burmese community, activists expressed solidarity with Georgia's Rohingya residents, and called upon Georgia senators David Perdue and Johnny Isakson to join Senator John McCain in supporting a Senate resolution that would condemn the Burmese government's violence. 

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Read: CAIR Georgia Calls on Senators Perdue & Isakson To Support Resolution Condemning Ethnic Cleansing in Burma

JHI & Sen. Perdue_HomepageFeatured.jpg(ATLANTA, GA - 9/14/17) The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations this week called on Senator David Perdue and Senator Johnny Isakson to support Senate Resolution 250, which would condemn the Burmese government's ongoing campaign of ethnic cleansing against its Rohingya Muslim population.

READ: Letter to Senator David Perdue & Senator Johnny Isakson

In a Sep. 12th letter, CAIR Georgia and the Burmese Rohingya Community of Georgia, Inc. encouraged both of Georgia's senators to join Senator John McCain in supporting the resolution. So far, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has refused to bring the resolution to the Senate floor for a vote.

"We...hope that you will join Senator John McCain in co-sponsoring Senate Resolution 250, which would condemn the violence in Myanmar, encourage de facto Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi to do the same, demand that Myanmar allow an investigation by the United Nations, and demand that Myanmar grant citizenship to its Rohingya population," the letter said.

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