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CAIR-GA Invites Baptist Editor, Who Would Deny Religious Freedom to American Muslims, to Ramadan Dinner

Harris(ATLANTA, GA, 6/7/16) - The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-GA) today invited Dr. Gerald Harris, the editor of the official newspaper of the Georgia Baptist Mission Board, to fellowship with his Georgia Muslim neighbors during a Ramadan interfaith dinner at the Islamic Community Center of Atlanta.

Dr. Harris recently published an article in the Christian Index in which he argues that constitutionally-protected freedom of religion should be denied to American Muslims, presumably including the 5,000 American Muslims who serve in the armed forces as well as cultural icons like the late athlete and humanitarian Muhammad Ali.

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Georgia Muslims To Host Interfaith Memorial Service for Muhammad Ali

alipyayingATLANTA, GA, 6/5/16) – On Thursday, June 9, Georgia's Muslim community will, God willing, host an interfaith memorial service (6 p.m.) for Muhammad Ali at the Atlanta Masjid of Al-Islam, Georgia's oldest Muslim house of worship. RSVP on Facebook or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Space is limited.
 
In addition to the memorial service, mosques across Georgia plan to conduct funeral prayers for the renowned athlete and humanitarian on Friday after each mosque's weekly congregational service, which begin between 1:45 and 2:00 pm, and end between 2:30 and 3:00 pm.
 
CAIR National has also called on mosques across the United States to conduct prayers for Ali on Friday to coincide with hus burial in Kentucky.

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CAIR: Thank God for Muhammad Ali, a Champion for Peace and Justice

muhammad ali olympic torch lighting 6416 getty ftrjpg ilf2l9l1jees1e8mt2fmskp5y(WASHINGTON, .D.C, 6/4/2016) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today offered condolences to the family and loved ones of Muhammad Ali and called him “a champion for peace and justice.”
 
"Georgia's Muslim community joins millions around the world in thanking God for Muhammad Ali," said CAIR Georgia Executive Director Edward Ahmed Mitchell. "He spoke out against racism and war. He stood up for faith and reconciliation. He was a hero--not only for Muslims, African-Americans, and athletes, but for all people who champion peace and justice."

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