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Invite: Georgia Muslims Plan To Host "Visit a Mosque Day 2017" on Saturday, March 11th

visit mosque day 2(ATLANTA, GA - 2/26/17) Over twenty Georgia mosques and Islamic organizations have united to host the second annual Visit a Mosque Day on Saturday, March 11th, 2017 between 3 and 6 pm
 
During Visit a Mosque Day in 2016, thousands of Georgians visited mosques in various cities, as close as Atlanta and as far away as Athens. 
 
This year, participating mosques across Georgia plan to once again hold interfaith open houses for any interested members of the public, including a tour of the mosque, a presentation about American Muslim beliefs and practices, and a Q&A session. 
 
"Although most mosques are always open to the public, Visit a Mosque Day offers all Georgians a chance to meet and greet their Muslims neighbors in a casual setting," said Rosemin Omar, one of the event organizers. "Given the surge in hate speech and hate crimes across our nation, Visit a Mosque Day is all the more important. We hope that events like this will help foster a sense of brotherhood and sisterhood across our communities."
 

When: Saturday, March 11, 3 to 6 PM, God willing

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CAIR-GA Delivers Islam 101 Presentations to Hundreds at Athens Masjid's Open House

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(ATHENS, GA - 2/4/17) The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations today delivered back-to-back Islam 101 presentations at Masjid Al Huda's annual interfaith open house.

During the day-long event, over 1,000 Athens residents visited the mosque, tasting international food, touring the prayer area, listening to Quran recitation, and observing CAIR-GA's Islam 101 presentation.

The presentation included an overview of who Muslims are, what Muslims believe and what Muslims practice, followed by a Q&A session led by CAIR-GA executive director Edward Ahmed Mitchell. Other speakers at the open house included Imam Dr. Adel Amer, the local mayor and the local chief of police.

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CAIR-GA Talks School Bullying with Civil Rights Attorneys at Department of Education

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(ATLANTA, GA - 1/25/17) The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations today joined a panel discussion hosted by civil rights attorneys with the Department of Education.

Alongside representatives of the Jewish and Sikh communities, CAIR-GA outlined problems confronting American Muslim school children, including bullying and inaction by some administrators.

"We thank the Department of Education for reminding Atlanta's faith commuities that the department is stil here, ready to protect the rights of students who should be able to go to school without fear of bullying or harassment," said Edward Ahmed Mitchell, executive director of CAIR-GA.

Other speakers at the event included Soumaya Khalifa, founder and executive director of the Islamic Speakers Bureau of Atlanta; Judy Marx, executive director of Interfaith Community Initiatives, and members of the Sikh Education Welfare Association (SEWA Georgia).

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