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Atlanta Jewish, Christian & Muslim Activists Host Interfaith Prayer Rally for Palestinian Freedom Outside Israeli Consulate

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ATLANTA, GA - 7/28/17) Over twenty local organizations representing members of Georgia's Jewish, Christian, Muslim and activist communities united on Friday, July 28th, for an interfaith prayer and rally outside Atlanta's Israeli consulate
"As people of faith and civil rights activists, we feel a special obligation to call for religious freedom in Jerusalem, a city holy to every Abrahamic faith," said event organizer Jewish Voice for Peace (Atlanta) and twenty other co-sponsoring organizations, including CAIR Georgia, Black Lives Matter Atlanta, Asian Americans Advancing Justice, Christians United for Palestine, and the Georgia Alliance for Social Justice.

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Muslims Rebutting Extremism: CAIR Georgia Hosts 2nd Annual Seminar On Islamophobes & Terrorists

20953358 1609569305760963 8233227671362955943 n(ATLANTA, GA - 8/29/17) CAIR Georgia today hosted its second annual Muslims Rebutting Extremism seminar before both live and online audiences. During the seminar, expert speakers discuss the twin threats posed by anti-Muslim bigots and Muslim extremists, as well as effective ways to counter both of those groups.

VIDEO: CAIR Georgia 2nd Annual Muslims Rebutting Extremism Seminar

Speakers at both the 2016 and 2017 seminars were Dr. Houda Abadi, Associate Director of the Conflict Resolution Program at The Carter Center, Imam Arshad Anwar, leader of Roswell Community Masjid, and Edward Ahmed Mitchell, attorney and executive director of CAIR Georgia.
"Muslim extremists and anti-Muslim bigots represent two sides of the same coin," Mitchell said. "By debunking their ignorant and dangerous arguments, we hope to push back against both illegal discrimination and terrorist propaganda."
"As an imam, I feel a special obligation to educate our community, including parents and children, about the best ways to protect themselves from anti-Muslim harassment, as well as the online propaganda of extremist groups," said Imam Arshad Anwar, who once survived a bombing attack while attending school in Pakistan.
"American Muslims do not hesitate to condemn hate crimes and terrorist attacks, no matter the race or religion of the perpetrators," said Dr. Houda Abadi, who has traveled across Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa to conduct research studies about extremist propaganda, and leads workshops for religious leaders working to prevent violent extremism in their local communities. 

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CAIR Georgia Delivers Opening Prayer at "Take Down Hate" March After Charlottesville

RacismMarch.JPG(ATLANTA, GA - 8/19/2017) The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations co-sponsored and spoke at Take Down Hate, an interfaith march against racism held in the wake of violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

During the event, hundreds of demonstrators peacefully marched from Centennial Olympic Park to the Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial, expressing support for diversity and condemning white supremacism along the way.

"People of different races, faiths and backgrounds came together to say that the bigotry we saw Charlottesville is unacceptable in Atlanta," said CAIR Georgia executive director Edward Ahmed Mitchell, who delivered an Islamic prayer at the start of the rally.

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Video: CAIR Georgia Delivers Remarks, Talks Islam, With Rotary Clubs Across Atlanta

Rotary2(ATLANTA, GA - 8/31/2017) The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Relations today thanked Rotary Clubs across the Metro-Atlanta area for inviting CAIR Georgia to deliver remarks at their weekly meetings over the course of the summer. Since June, CAIR Georgia executive director Edward Ahmed Mitchell has met with six Rotary Clubs to explain who Muslims are, what Muslims believe, what Muslims practice, and answer questions.

VIDEO: CAIR Georgia Remarks and Q&A at Rotary Club of Lawrenceville

"We greatly appreciated the invitation to speak with six different Rotary Clubs across Metro-Atlanta this summer," Mitchell said. "We delivered educational presentations, engaged in interfaith dialogue, and answered any and all questions."

If you would like CAIR Georgia to deliver its "Ask Your Muslim Neighbor Anything" presentation to your organization, club, or house of worship, contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Civil Rights Groups Call on Lawmakers to Act After Rep. Spencer's Threatening Remarks

spencer2.png(ATLANTA, GA, 8/31/17) -- A coalition of Georgia civil rights organizations and activists today called on the leaders of the state legislature to publicly condemn Rep. Jason Spencer's August 29 threat of racial violence against an African-American leader, demand that he apologize for his remarks, and pledge to remove him from the Game, Fish & Parks Committee, which has influence over Confederate memorials.
 
On. Aug 29, Rep. Spencer engaged in a Facebook debate with former Rep. LaDawn Jones about the status of Confederate monuments, including Georgia's Jefferson Davis Memorial. During the discussion, Rep. Spencer warned Ms. Jones that if she traveled to south Georgia to call for the removal of Confederate monuments, local residents would kill her and dispose of her body in a local swamp.  
 
SEE: 'Talking of Ditching Confederate Statues Could Cause Dem. to 'Go Missing'

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