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CAIR-GA Withdraws Request for DOJ Probe After Newton County Ends Mosque Moratorium

CAIR Minnesota(ATLANTA, GA, 9/21/16) - The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-GA) today announced that it has withdrawn its request for a federal investigation into Newton County's moratorium on houses of worship, which the Board of Commissioners allowed to expire today.

"We thank Newton County's elected officials, clergy and residents for uniting in support of religious freedom," said Edward Ahmed Mitchell, executive director of CAIR-GA. "So long as the county treats all houses of worship fairly and equally going forward, there will be no need for any outside legal intervention."

CAIR-GA, the Georgia NAACP, the ACLU of Georgia, Project South and 30 other organizations had previously called on the U.S. Justice Department to investigate Newton County for religious discrimination after the moratorium delayed a planned mosque and cemetery.

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Video: CAIR-GA Delivers 'Know Your Rights' Presentation at Madina Institute USA

CAIR Minnesota(DULUTH, GA - 9/18/16) The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-GA) delivered its Know Your Rights (Law Enforcment & Employment) Presentation at Madina Institute USA. 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.

Watch video of the event here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwlJzgdUYBo

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Video: CAIR-GA Co-Hosts Interfaith 9/11 Memorial Service on 15th Anniversary

CAIR GA 911(DECATUR, GA - 9/11/16) The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-GA) co-hosted an interfaith memorial service Sunday to mark the 15th anniversary of 9/11. 

CAIR-GA united with Rev. Dr. James L. Brewer-Calvert, senior pastor of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), and representatives of the Catholic, Jewish and Sikh faiths to host "Remember, Reconcile, Relate."
 
"As Georgians of diverse faith traditions, we felt a special obligation to unite as one and pray for the thousands of men, women and children who lost their lives on 9/11," said Edward Ahmed Mitchell, executive director of CAIR-GA.

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CAIR-GA Condemns Anti-Muslim Extremists Whose Threats Led Newton County To Cancel Meeting; Moratorium Now Set To Expire on Sep. 21

CAIR Minnesota(ATLANTA, GA, 9/12/16) - The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-GA) today condemned anti-Muslim extremists whose harassment and threats of armed protest outside a planned September 13 Newton County Commission meeting led the commissioners to cancel that meeting.

A majority of commissioners had agreed to lift the county's moratorium on houses of worship during the meeting, but the commissioners now plan to allow the moratorium to expire naturally on the 21st.

Video: CAIR-GA, NAACP Seek DOJ Probe of Mosque Moratorium

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5Mf2ye_TCA

"We strongly condemn the anti-Muslim extremists who have slandered, harassed and threatened Newton County's commissioners over the past week," said CAIR-GA Executive Director Edward Ahmed Mitchell. "These extremists do not represent the people of Newton County, who are as warm and welcoming as other Georgians."

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CAIR-GA Plans To Co-Host Interfaith 9/11 Memorial Service on 15th Anniversary

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(DECATUR, GA  - 9/8/16) On Sunday, September 11, the Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-GA) plans to co-host a memorial service in Decatur, Ga., for the victims of 9/11.
 
CAIR-GA has united with Rev. Dr. James L. Brewer-Calvert, senior pastor of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), and representatives of the Catholic, Jewish and Sikh faiths to host "Remember, Reconcile, Relate."
 
"As Georgians of diverse faith traditions, we feel a special obligation to unite as one and pray for the thousands of men, women and children who lost their lives on 9/11," said Edward Ahmed Mitchell, executive director of CAIR-GA.

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