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CAIR Georgia Encourages MIST 2017 Students To Pursue Passions While Upholding Faith Values

MIST(ATHENS, GA - 3/19/2017) The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations congratulated students and organizers of MIST 2017 during remarks at the event's closing ceremony in Athens. CAIR Georgia, which served as a co-sponsor and debate judge, encouraged students to pursue their passions while upholding their faith.

"Losing you, our youth, is one of the greatest threats facing the American Muslim community," said CAIR Georgia executive director Edward Ahmed Mitchell. "Whether you have a passion for the arts or medicine or law or science, line up your interests with the values of our faith and pursue both wholeheartedly."

"The Muslim Interscholastic Tournament of Atlanta (MIST) is a fun, educational, interactive program of competitions and workshops designed to bring Muslim and non-Muslim high school students together from around the nation to develop leadership, communication, and other creative skills in order to develop a strong personal identity."

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CAIR Georgia & Green Party Host Reading of Author Aru Kundnani's "The Muslims Are Coming!"

Green Party(ATLANTA, GA - 3/31/17) The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic relations today thanked British author Aru Kundnani for discussing his book, "The Musims Are Coming!: Islamophobia, Extremism and the Domestic War on Terror," during an event sponsored by the Georgia Green Party and CAIR Georgia in Little Five Points. 

"Based on several years of research and reportage, in locations as disparate as Texas, New York, and Yorkshire, and written in engrossing, precise prose, the book is is a comprehensive critique of counterradicalization strategies," according to the publisher." The new policy and policing campaigns have been backed by an industry of freshly minted experts and liberal commentators. The Muslims Are Coming! looks at the way these debates have been transformed by the embrace of a narrowly configured and ill-conceived antiextremism."

Georgia Green Party co-chairman Hugh Esco and CAIR Georgia executive director Edward Ahmed Mitchell also delivered remarks at the event, which was held at Charis Books.

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Video: CAIR Georgia Talks "Legacy of Malcolm X" at GSU Event Hosted By Muslim Law Students Assoc.

Malcolm X(ATLANTA, GA - 2/20/17) The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations delivered keynote remarks at the "Legacy of Malcolm X," an event at Georgia State University hosted by GSU Law's Muslim and Black Law Students Associations.

During the event, CAIR-GA executive director Edward Ahmed Mitchell discussed the signficance of Malcolm X to the Muslim, African-American and activist communities.

Afterward, the audience watched footage of a 1964 interview of Malcolm X conducted after his conversion to Sunni Islam, pilgrimage to Mecca, and rejection of racism, followed by a panel discussion featuring civil rights attorney Azadeh Shashahani, activist Asma Elhuni and other speakers.

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