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GA Muslims Condemn Attack on Brothers and Sisters in Turkey

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(6/29/16 - ATLANTA, GA) The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic relations today condemned Tuesday's suicide bombings at an international airport in Turkey, which killed over 50 people of various faiths and nationalities.

No group has claimed responsibility but the attack bears the hallmarks of mass-casualty attacks in Paris, Brussels, and Baghdad.

"The fact that these deranged extremists slaughtered people of all backgrounds at an airport in the heart of the Islamic world represents further proof that such murderers do not represent any faith," said CAIR Georgia Executive Director Edward Ahmed Mitchell. "We condemn this attack on our brothers and sisters in Turkey, just as we condemn all unjust violence, whether it occurs in Orlando, Chicago or Aleppo."

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GA Muslims Plan To Host July 14th Blood Drive in Solidarity with All Victims of Violence

Blood Drive1American Muslim Health Professionals (AMHP-Atlanta), CAIR Georgia and other organizations have teamed up with the Red Cross to host a public blood drive on July 14th at Atlanta's Dar-un-Noor Academy in solidarity with all victims of unjust violence around the world, from Chicago to Orlando to Aleppo.

Donors should register onine at redcrossblood.org using the code: dar-un-noor. Participants can also check their eligibility beforehand by using the Red Cross hotline at 1-866-236-3276.

"Atlanta hospitals face an urgent and significant shortage of blood supplies," said CAIR Georgia Executive Director Edward Ahmed Mitchell. "We encourage Atlantans of all faiths and backgrounds to donate blood in solidarity with the victims of unjust violence around the world, from Chicago to Orlando to Aleppo."

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CAIR-Georgia Calls for Probe of Threats by Armed Anti-Muslim Extremist Outside Mosque

Stachowiak(ATLANTA, GA, 6/22/16) - The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-GA) today called on federal and local authorities to investigate and monitor James Stachowiak, an extremist who threatened violence against Georgia Muslims while carrying a weapon and desecrating a Quran, Islam’s holy text, outside an Augusta, Ga., mosque.
 
In a video posted online June 13, Stochowiak stands in front of the Islamic Society of Augusta as he says, "Death to Islam. F-ck Islam. F-ck this mosque right here. And you, Imam Dooadi (sic), you Syrian immigrant..."
 
During his 8-minute rant, Stochowiak alternates between expressing a hatred of Muslims, demanding their deportation, calling for the army to discharge all American Muslim soldiers, and, ultimately, calling for violence.

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Unexpected Friendship: Tea Party Leader Joins CAIR-GA for Joint NPR Interview

13442378 10100201610517937 1865102053561648515 nCAIR Georgia Executive Director Edward Ahmed Mitchell and Bob Ross, leader of the Tea Party in Fayette County, sat down together for a joint interview with NPR on June 21.

The two discussed their "unexpected friendship," which arose after Ross attended interfaith dinners at the Islamic Community Center of Atlanta, including an annual Ramadan Interfaith Dinner on June 18th. Listen to the audio at time mark 52:45:

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Well over 100 people attended an interfaith dinner June 18 at Fayetteville's Islamic Community Center.

"We were pleased and excited to welcome a capacity crowd into our mosque for an evening of dinner and dialogue," said Mitchell, a Fayetteville resident who serves as a member of the ICCA's Board of Trustees.

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GA Muslims Condemn Orlando Massacre, Launch Blood Drive

CAIR Minnesota(6/12/16 - ATLANTA, GA) Georgia's Muslim community today united to condemn the horrific mass shooting at an Orlando nightclub.
 
"Georgia Muslims join their fellow Americans in denouncing Sunday's mass shooting at a nightclub in Orlando," said CAIR Georgia Executive Director Edward Ahmed Mitchell. “Heroes like Muhammad Ali embody the world’s Muslim community, not this mass murderer."
 
"As proud Americans and devout Muslims, we respect religious freedom, human rights and freedom of choice,” said Imam Arshad Anwar, leader of Roswell Community Masjid. “Our community will, God willing, continue its efforts to combat extremism and encourage tolerance."

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