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Full Video: Atlanta Muslims Host Interfaith Memorial for Muhammad Ali

unspecifiedAs many as 1,000 people attended an interfaith memorial service for Muhammad Ali at the Atlanta Masjid of Al-Islam on Thursday, June 9th. CAIR Georgia united with other Georgia Muslim organizations and mosques to remember and pray for the late athlete and humanitarian. 

Full video of the event can be viewed here.

“The diversity of the crowd showed [Muhammad Ali] was admired universally,” said Edward Ahmed Mitchell, executive director of CAIR-Georgia. “He was a Muslim and an African-American but he was loved by so many people from different communities, and the diversity of this evening proves that.”

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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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CAIR-GA Joins Immigration Protest Outside ICE Headquarters

(5/26/16 - ATLANTA, GA) CAIR Georgia joined an interfaith demonstration outside the Atlanta headquarters of Immigration & Customs Enforcement on Thursday, May 26th. Religious leaders and immigration reform advocates united to call for a pause in deportations as well as an overhaul of the nation's immigration system, particularly its treatment of immigrants fleeing violence in South America.

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