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(10/13/16 - ATLANTA, GA) The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-GA) joined FM 89.3 for a radio interview about Georgia Muslims and their role in the Nov. 8 election.
During the interview, CAIR-GA Executive Director Edward Ahmed Mitchell highlighted results of CAIR's 2016 American Muslim Voter Survey, which showed that 86% of respondents plan to vote this fall.
In voting at such a high rate, Mitchell said, American Muslims can increase their political clout and advance issues of importance, including civil rights, education, and jobs.
"Every four years, candidates and activists insist that this latest election is the most important on of our lifetimes," Mitchell said.
(10/8/16 - WASHINGTON, DC) The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-GA) joined a weekend planning conference with other state and national leaders of the organization in Washington, DC.
The group discussed the civil rights organization's recent accomplishments as well as plans for the future.
"I thank our national leadership for bringing us together to discuss solutions to the problems facing our nation, from discrimination and bigotry to extremism and hate crimes," said Edward Ahmed Mitchell, executive director of CAIR Georgia.
"Over the past two decades, CAIR has been at the forefront of protecting civil rights, encouraging interfaith dialogue, and countering extremism of all kinds. We will, God willing, continue to do so in new and innovative ways going forward."
(10/2/6 - ATLANTA, GA) The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-GA) today thanked and congratulated the Islamic Speakers Bureau of Atlanta (ISB) for successfully hosting its annual banquet.
The ISB's '40 Under 40 Georgia Muslims,' which recognized and awarded young Georgia Muslims, who are making a positive impact in the community, broughts scores of community leaders from various backgrounds together at the Georgia Aquarium.
"We congratulate Soumaya Khalifa and the Islamic Speakers Bureau of Atlanta on a successful event," said Edward Ahmed Mitchell, executive director of CAIR-GA. "We also thank the ISB for recognizing CAIR-GA's work in the Atlanta Muslim community, and we thank God for allowing us to do such work."
(ROSWELL, GA - 9/30/16) The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-GA) delivered its Know Your Rights (Law Enforcment & Employment) Presentation at Roswell Community Masjid.
During the presentation, CAIR-GA Executive Director Edward Ahmed Mitchell discussed the do's and don'ts of interactions with law enforcement, from traffic stops to courtroom visits to FBI interviews to airport travel. Mitchell also discussed the unique needs of American Muslims in the workplace.
On Sep. 23rd, CAIR-GA delivered a Last Will & Testament Workshop at Masjid Al-Rahman.
During the workshop, CAIR-GA explains the importance of completing a will and walks attendees through the process of completing fill-in-the-blank wills that are valid under Georgia law.
(ATLANTA, GA - 9/14/16) The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-GA) accepted an invitation to deliver its Islam 101 presentation during a private lunch with members of a Presbyterian church in Atlanta.
Two dozen members of the church attended the event as part of their months-long effort to learn about various faiths, including Judaism, Hinduism and Buddhism.
CAIR-GA Executive Director Edward Mitchell discussed Muslim demographics, beliefs and practices before taking audience questions about everything from theology to hot topics like terrorism.