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CAIR Georgia moderated an interfaith vigil held at Centennial Olympic Park on Sunday, March 6. Speakers and participants from various faiths gathered to demand justice and public attention for the victims of an unsolved murder in Indiana.
WABE, Atlanta’s NPR radio station, interviewed attorney and new CAIR Georgia Executive Director Edward Ahmed Mitchell on Tuesday, March 7th. Hosts Rose Scott and Jim Buress discussed a variety of topics with Mitchell, including anti-Muslim discrimination, religious extremism, and CAIR’s goal of establishing a full-time office in Atlanta dedicated to protecting, serving, and advocating for Georgia’s Muslim community.
The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations has hired Atlanta attorney Edward Ahmed Mitchell to serve as its new Executive Director. This marks the first step in CAIR-Georgia's goal of establishing an office dedicated to serving the state full-time.
"I am excited and grateful to God for the opportunity to lead this accomplished civil rights organization as it defends Georgia Muslims and other minorities from the rising threat of discrimination," said Mitchell, who has served as a criminal prosecutor over the past three years.
In the name of God, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful
“Whoever kills a person [unjustly]…it is as though he has killed all mankind. And whoever saves a life, it is as though he had saved all mankind.” (Qur’an, 5:32)
The Atlanta Muslim community expresses profound sorrow over the mass shooting in San Bernardino that claimed the lives of 14 innocent people last Wednesday. Violent crimes such as this have no place in a nation that prides itself on freedom and tolerance.