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CAIR-GA Offers Ideas at Interfaith Roundtable Led By Fulton County Chairman

CAIR Minnesota(7/18/16 - ATLANTA, GA) The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations joined seventy other faith and community leaders at an interfaith roundtable hosted by Fulton County Commission Chairman John Eaves in Atlanta.

During the event, Eaves asked participants to offer solutions to the divisions that have gripped the United States in the wake of police brutality, attacks on law enforcement, as well as terrorist attacks and hate crimes.

CAIR Georgia Executive Director Edward Ahmed Mitchell suggested that, in an effort to build bridges, every house of worship hold a monthly interfaith open house, that every non-profit collaborate with different groups on their future events, and that government leaders like Chairman Eaves invite a variety of faith representatives to deliver opening prayers at public meetings.

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CAIR-GA Talks 'Islam & Media' at W.D. Muhammad High School in Atlanta

CAIR Minnesota(ATLANTA, GA - 7/16/16) The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations today delivered a presentation, "How to Win the Information War Against Bigots & Extremists," at the American Muslim Media Conference.

During the weekend gathering at W.D. Muhammad High School in Atlanta, event organizers welcomed various Georgia Muslims, including documentary filmmakers and interfaith activists, to highlight ways that American Muslims can deliver a more accurate and positive image of Islam to the public.

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CAIR-GA Befriends Baptist Leader Who Argued Against Religious Freedom for Muslims

Harris(ATLANTA, GA, 7/5/16) - The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-GA) today met with Dr. Gerald Harris, a Baptist leader who previously argued that Islam was not a religion, at the Islamic Community Center of Atlanta.

On June 7th, Dr. Harris published an article in The Christian Index arguing 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.

CAIR-GA responded by inviting him to visit a mosque, observe an Islam 101 presentation, and ask questions of his Muslim neighbors. Here's what happened next:

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CAIR-GA Condemns Newt Gingrich's Bigoted Anti-Muslim Hysteria

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(ATLANTA, GA, 7/15/16) – The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-GA) today condemned former House Speaker Newt Gingrich's call for Inquisition-style religious “testing” of “every person here who is of a Muslim background" and the deportation of American citizens if they "believe in Sharia."
 
"When American Muslims pray to God five times a day, feed the poor, and obey the laws of our nation, we're following Sharia, which is similar to Jewish halacha and Catholic canon law," said CAIR Georgia Executive Director Edward Ahmed Mitchell. "Yet Newt Gingrich wants to deport millions of American citizens, including the children of boxer Muhammad Ali and the tens of thousands of American Muslims who serve in academia, medicine and the military. Common sense forbids this lunacy. So does the U.S. Constitution."

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Real Muslims Save Lives: Blood Drive in Solidarity with Victims of Injustice

CAIR Minnesota(ATLANTA, GA - 7/14/16) Georgia Muslims united to host a successful Red Cross blood donation drive at Dar-un-Noor Academy on Thursday, July 14.

"While a mass murderer was taking lives in France on Thursday, Georgia Muslims were saving lives by hosting a blood donation drive at an Atlanta mosque," said CAIR Georgia Executive Director Edward Ahmed Mitchell. "Thank God, dozens of Georgia Muslims donated blood in solidarity with all victims of unjust violence around the world, from Baton Rouge and Dallas to Orlando and Aleppo."

Dozens of Atlantans, Muslim and non-Muslim alike, donated blood during the long-planned event, which was hosted by the Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-GA), American Muslim Health Professionals (AMHP-Atlanta), the Georgia Muslim Voter Project (GAMVP), The Baig Firm and AtlantaMuslim.com.

The Georgia Muslim Voter Project also registered voters during the event. See more photos on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1192516310799600.1073741835.556848707699700&type=1&l=695f1d7709

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