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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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CAIR-GA Holds Anti-Extremism Seminar at Al-Farooq Masjid

unspecified 1(5/21/16 - ATLANTA, GA) CAIR Georgia hosted a special seminar, Muslims Rebutting Extremism: How to Win the Information War Against Islamophobes & Foreign Extremists on May 21st at Al-Farooq Masjid in Atlanta.

Speakers included Dr. Houda Abadi of The Carter Center, Imam Arshad Anwar of Roswell Community Masjid and CAIR-GA Executive Director Edward Ahmed Mitchell.

The three speakers discussed ways to rebut the two ideological threats facing mainstream Muslims: anti-Muslim bigots here in America and Muslim extremists overseas. 

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CAIR-GA Joins Georgia NAACP President at Interfaith Rally for Social Justice

(5/23/16 - ATLANTA, GA) The leader of the Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR Georgia) joined an interfaith rally for social justice groups at an Atlanta church Monday night.

During the event, CAIR-Georgia Executive Director Edward Ahmed Mitchell read an opening litany alongside Dr. Francys Johnson, the president of the Georgia chapter of the NAACP.

"Americans need not share the same faith to work together on issues of shared concern," Mitchell said. "American Muslims are happy to join our Christian, Jewish and secular neighbors in arguing for a more just immigration system, expanded access to healthcare, and a livable minimum wage."

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CAIR-GA Meets with ICNA Leadership at Masjid Maryam

ICNACAIR Georgia Executive Director Edward Ahmed Mitchell met with the leadership of the Atlanta chapter of the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) at Masjid Maryam in Duluth last Thursday, May 19th.

The group discussed each organization's respective goals as well as ways to collaborate in the future.

"ICNA is one of the most important America's most important Muslim organizations," Mitchell said. "ICNA members deliver the message of Islam in both word and deed by engaging in charitable activities across the state of Georgia and explaining Islamic beliefs and practices to our neighbors."

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CAIR-GA Attends Civil Rights Meeting with TSA & Homeland Security

TSACAIR Georgia recently attended a community engagement meeting hosted by civil rights attorneys from the Department of Homeland Security at the Sam Nunn Federal Building in Atlanta. During the meeting, officials from the Transportation Security Administration and Customs & Border Patrol explained their duties and discussed allegations of racial and religious profiling at airports.
 
The airport security officials encouraged Muslims, Sikhs and other Americans who believe they have experienced improper treatment to file a complaint online, which the TSA pledged to thoroughly review and respond to. CAIR-GA encourages anyone who files such a complaint to simultaneously email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so that CAIR can track and keep a record of the incident.

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