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Video: CAIR-GA Warns Mosques, Calls for Arrest of Rightwing Extremist Threatening Violence

ASMA(ATLANTA, GA - 7/17/17) -- The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Georgia) today called on mosques in Georgia and around the country to alert law enforcement authorities if they receive threatening phone calls from a man who has repeatedly threatened to attack a Georgia mosque.
In the weeks since June 22, an unidentified male using a Missouri phone number has called a Georgia mosque eight times and left more than 20 minutes of voicemail messages.
The caller repeatedly threatens to shoot, bomb, and otherwise attack mosques and American Muslims in general.

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Video: CAIR-GA Joins Coalition of Attorneys Countering Muslim Ban at Atlanta Airport

Hartsfield(ATLANTA, GA, 06/29/17) Starting on Thursday, June 29, a coalition of Georgia law firms and civil rights organizations plan to assist travelers who may be impacted by President Trump's "Muslim Ban," parts of which are scheduled to take effect at 8 pm EST at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. 
The coalition encourages the family members of any wrongfully detained travelers to contact the attorneys for assistance over the weekend.
"The fact that President Trump wants to ban many American Muslims from welcoming their grandparents to the United States is the latest sign that this executive order has little to do with national security and everything to do with anti-Muslim bigotry," said Edward Ahmed Mitchell, executive director of CAIR-GA. "Grandparents hardly pose a threat to the homeland."

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CAIR-GA Encourages Mosques To Continue Hosting Interfaith Dinners After Ramadan

ICCA 2017 Dinner

(ATLANTA, GA - 6/24/17) The Georgia chapter of the Council-American Islamic Relations today encouraged the Georgia Muslim community to continue hosting interfaith open houses and dinners, even after the month of Ramadan. During the holy month, CAIR Georgia delivered its Islam 101 presentation at interfaith dinners hosted by the Islamic Society of Stockbridge and the Islamic Community Center of Atlanta.

"We need not wait until Ramadan 2018 before engaging in interfaith dialogue with our neighbors," said Edward Ahmed Mitchell, executive director of CAIR-GA. "Georgia mosques should consider holding interfaith open houses or dinners every month or so in order to build bridges, break down stereotypes, and answer questions about Islam and Muslims."

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