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(ATLANTA, GA, 4/25/16) – The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-GA) today welcomed a decision by Rep. David Scott (D-GA) to co-sponsor an anti-Islamophobia congressional resolution (H.Res.569) following a meeting between his staff and representatives of the state’s Muslim community during National Muslim Advocacy Day on April 18th.
"You may be pleased to know that as a result of our meeting, Congressman Scott is cosponsoring H.Res.569, a resolution condemning violence, bigotry, and hateful rhetoric towards Muslims in the United States," said William Burriss, who met with the delegation of Georgia Muslims on behalf of Rep. Scott.
"We thank Congressman Scott for joining the effort to condemn anti-Muslim hate speech, which undermines our nation's commitment to tolerance, diversity and pluralism," said CAIR-GA Executive Director Edward Ahmed Mitchell, who took part in the meeting with Rep. Scott's staff.
(WASHINGTON, DC, 4/18/16) - CAIR Georgia leaders joined hundreds of delegates from other Muslim-American organizations for National Muslim Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill on April 18th. The US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO) hosted the second annual event on April 18th and 19th.
USCMO's Georgia delegation, which also included two other groups, secured meetings with the offices of thirteen of Georgia's sixteen congressional representatives, including the staff of Senator David Perdue (R) and Congressman John Lewis (D).
"We enjoyed teaming up with American Muslims from across the country and delivering a unified message to our congressional leaders," said CAIR Georgia Executive Director Edward Ahmed Mitchell, who attended the event alongisde CAIR Georgia Board President Yusof Burke.
(ATLANTA, GA, 4/11/16) - The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-GA) today called on anti-Islam protesters to cancel an armed rally planned for April 18 at the State Capitol and instead engage in respectful dialogue with their American Muslim neighbors.
CAIR Georgia encouraged Atlanta Muslims to support Zaytuna College during a fundraising banquet at the Omni Hotel on April 9th. Sheikh Hamza Yusuf, co-founder of the first accredited Muslim college in the United States, headlined the event.