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During Two-Day Visit To Augusta, CAIR-GA Delivers Khutba, 'Islam 101' and 'Know Your Rights' Presentations

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(AUGUSTA, GA - 3/3/17) The Georgia chapter of the Council-American Islamic Relations made a two-day visit to the Islamic Society of Augusta to deliver an Islam 101 presentation, a Know Your Rights seminars, and the Friday sermon during Jum'ah. 

"We thank the leaders of the Islamic Society of Augusta for inviting CAIR Georgia to visit its strong and vibrant community," said Edward Ahmed Mitchell, executive director of CAIR-GA. 

Dozens of Augusta residents attended the Islam 101 presentation, "Lifting the Veil: Rebutting Bigotry & Terrorism," which covered Muslim demographics, beliefs and practices, as well as hot topics such as the twin threats of anti-Muslim bigotry and Muslim extremism.

During the Know Your Rights presentation, CAIR-GA educated ISA members about their legal rights during traffic stops, courtroom visits, FBI interviews, and airport travel, particularly in light of President Trump's "Muslim Ban."

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CAIR-GA's Asma Elhuni Attends Pres. Trump Speech on Capitol Hill As Guest of Rep. Hank Johnson

AsmaTrump(WASHINGTON, DC - 3/1/17) The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations today thanked Rep. Hank Johnson for inviting Asma Elhuni, CAIR-GA's outreach director, to attend President Trump's first address to Congress. Elhuni also delivered remarks to congressional Democrats during her visit to Capitol Hill.

"I am here to remind Donald Trump, Steve Bannon and every other anti-Muslim, anti-Hispanic, anti-immigrant, anti-refugee extremist that we, too, are America," Elhuni said. "Maybe not the part of America President Trump ever thinks of. Maybe not the part of America he wants to make great again. But we, too, are America."

By inviting American Musims and others who targeted by President Trump's policies over the past month, members of Congress hoped to deliver a visual rebuke to the Trump Administration.

"We thank Rep. Johnson for giving Georgia Muslims a voice on Capitol Hill, as well as for his other efforts to defend our community from discrimination and bigotry," said Edward Ahmed Mitchell, executive director of CAIR-GA.

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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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