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CAIR-GA Encourages Mosques To Continue Hosting Interfaith Dinners After Ramadan

ICCA 2017 Dinner

(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 every month or so in order to build bridges, break down stereotypes, and answer questions about Islam and Muslims."

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CAIR Georgia Issues Travel Alert As Supreme Court Considers Reinstating 'Muslim Ban'

unnamed.jpg(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 injunction against President Trump's unconstitutional and discriminatory Muslim Ban, every impacted community should prepare for the worst case scenario," said Edward Ahmed Mitchell, executive director of CAIR Georgia. "Citizens of the six targeted Muslim nations who live in America as lawful permanent residents, or with a student or work visa, should consult with an immigration attorney. We also recommend such residents stay in the United States until the Court issues its initial ruling."

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CAIR Georgia Offers Safety & Security Advice After Hate Crimes in Virginia and U.K.

(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 of British Muslims outside a mosque after taraweh prayers.
If these hate crimes make you sad, angry, or afraid, you're not alone. But we must not allow sorrow, anger or fear to paralyze us.

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