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What Georgia Muslims Should Know & Do About Trump's "Muslim Ban" Order

hartsfield jackson delta airplane(ATLANTA, GA - 1/28/16) Over the past week, the Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations has been working alongside other civil rights groups to expose, condemn and rebut the anti-Muslim bigotry coming from the Trump Administration. 
 
CAIR-GA has rebutted Islamophobia during interviews with CNN and WABE, speeches at the People's Inauguration and the Atlanta March for Social Justice & Women, and a press conference with a dozen civil rights and immigrant groups, where they spoke out against President Trump's executive orders. Here's what you need to know about the order targeting immigrants, refugees, and six Muslim nations:

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Video: CAIR Georgia Marches & Speaks at Two Post-Inauguration Demonstrations

16114746 10210816158575492 2900296667612300606 n(ATLANTA, GA - 1/21/17) The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-GA) co-sponsored, delivered speeches, and marched at two Atlanta demonstrations in response to President Trump's inauguration, including the Atlanta March for Social Justice & Women, which also featured remarks by Congressman John Lewis.

"These marches gave diverse communities a chance to learn from each other, strengthen each other, and remind each other that we have a new president, but we do not have a new Constitution," said Edward Ahmed Mitchell, executive director of CAIR-GA. "This is still America. The rules of the game are still the same. Now it's our responsibility to ensure that our leaders play by those rules over the next four years. If they fail to do so, we must be ready to defend our rights by any legal means necessary."

Video: CAIR Georgia Remarks at Atlanta March for Social Justice & Women (22 minute mark)

Video: People's Inauguration on January 21, 2017

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Georgia Muslims Call on Gwinnett Commissioner To Apologize or Resign For Calling John Lewis a "Racist Pig"

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(ATLANTA, GA - 1/16/17) Georgia's Muslim community today called on Gwinnett County Commissioner Tommy Hunter to either apologize or resign after he called Congressman John Lewis a "racist pig" in a Facebook post.

"Georgia Muslims feel a special affection for Congressman John Lewis, whose legacy reminds our community that winning civil rights and defeating bigotry are achievable goals," said Edward Ahmed Mitchell, executive director of CAIR Georgia. "If a civil rights icon like Rep. Lewis is not safe from vile words of hatred, no one is. Mr. Hunter should apologize without reservation or resign without delay."

A variety of organizations, including The Georgia NAACP, have denounced Hunter's remarks as well as President-Elect Trump's false accusation that Rep. Lewis' district is crime-riddled.

"Any politician who has the audacity to accuse a civil rights leader of racism lives in a hypocritical fantasy world where up is down and left is right," Mitchell added. "Georgians of all backgrounds should continue speaking out until Commissioner Hunter apologizes or resigns."

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