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CAIR Georgia Issues Travel Alert As Supreme Court Considers Reinstating 'Muslim Ban'

unnamed.jpg(ATLANTA, GA - 6/22/17) The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations today issued a travel alert in response to the Supreme Court's expected decision regarding the freeze on President Trump's "Muslim Ban."

Over the next few weeks, the United States Supreme Court could make its first critical decisions about President Trump's Muslim Ban, which has been blocked over the past few months. Although the justices will not issue a final ruling on the ban, they must decide whether to continue freezing the Ban while lawsuits against it proceed through the system. 

"Although we hope that the Supreme Court will maintain the injunction against President Trump's unconstitutional and discriminatory Muslim Ban, every impacted community should prepare for the worst case scenario," said Edward Ahmed Mitchell, executive director of CAIR Georgia. "Citizens of the six targeted Muslim nations who live in America as lawful permanent residents, or with a student or work visa, should consult with an immigration attorney. We also recommend such residents stay in the United States until the Court issues its initial ruling."

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CAIR Georgia Offers Safety & Security Advice After Hate Crimes in Virginia and U.K.

(ATLANTA, GA - 6/19/17) The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations today reacted to anti-Muslim hate crimes in Virginia and the United Kingdom by calling on Georgia Muslims to improve safety and security of their mosques, families and communities.
CAIR-GA Executive Director Edward Ahmed Mitchell released the following statement: 
By now, you must have heard about what happened over the weekend.
In Virginia, an anti-Muslim bigot attacked a group of American Muslim teenagers after taraweh prayers, kidnapped a 17 year-old girl, and beat her to death.Then, in England, an anti-Muslim bigot crashed a van into a crowd of British Muslims outside a mosque after taraweh prayers.
If these hate crimes make you sad, angry, or afraid, you're not alone. But we must not allow sorrow, anger or fear to paralyze us.

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Georgia Muslims 'CounterACT Hate' With Interfaith Rally, Collecting 2,000 Pounds of Food

19030259_1529093090475252_5538063068729096561_n.jpg(ATLANTA, GA - 6/10/2017) – The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations today announced that attendees at its interfaith rally and food drive, "No To Extremism & Bigotry. Yes To Service & Unity," donated 2,000 pounds of nonperishable food for the Atlanta Community Food Bank.
"While armed anti-Islam bigots sought to divide our state with hate, Georgia's interfaith community united our state in service," said Ruwa Romman, communications director for CAIR Georgia. "Georgia Muslims thank our Christian, Jewish and secular neighbors for standing with us and donating over 500 pounds of food to those in need."

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