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Read: CAIR Georgia Calls on Senators Perdue & Isakson To Support Resolution Condemning Ethnic Cleansing in Burma

JHI & Sen. Perdue_HomepageFeatured.jpg(ATLANTA, GA - 9/14/17) The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations this week called on Senator David Perdue and Senator Johnny Isakson to support Senate Resolution 250, which would condemn the Burmese government's ongoing campaign of ethnic cleansing against its Rohingya Muslim population.

READ: Letter to Senator David Perdue & Senator Johnny Isakson

In a Sep. 12th letter, CAIR Georgia and the Burmese Rohingya Community of Georgia, Inc. encouraged both of Georgia's senators to join Senator John McCain in supporting the resolution. So far, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has refused to bring the resolution to the Senate floor for a vote.

"We...hope that you will join Senator John McCain in co-sponsoring Senate Resolution 250, which would condemn the violence in Myanmar, encourage de facto Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi to do the same, demand that Myanmar allow an investigation by the United Nations, and demand that Myanmar grant citizenship to its Rohingya population," the letter said.

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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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