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Invite: Georgia's Muslim Community To Counter Anti-Muslim Hate Rally With An Interfaith Food Drive

1food5.jpg(6/5/17 - ATLANTA, GA) The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations today announced that it plans to co-host an interfaith gathering and food drive, on Satuday, June 10th at 11 am. The community service event, "No To Extremism & Bigotry. Yes to Service & Unity," comes in the wake of hate crimes here at home, terrorist attacks overseas, and "anti-Sharia" hate rallies planned for 23 cities on June 10th, including Atlanta.

In a statement, CAIR Georgia Executive Director Edward Ahmed Mitchell said:

"As if the recent wave of hate crimes and terrorist attacks were not bad enough, an anti-Muslim hate group plans to hold "anti-Sharia" protests across the nation on Saturday, June 10th, including here in Atlanta. How should Georgia Muslims react?

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CAIR Georgia Calls for President Trump To Pursue Bold Action, Not Belated Tweets, After Islamophobic Attack in Portland

TrumpTweet.jpg(ATLANTA, GA - 5/29/17) The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations today released the following statement in response to a comment from President Trump's official Twitter account labeling the Portland hate crime attack "unacceptable."
 
"Although we welcome President Trump's decision to finally comment on an Islamophobic hate crime, a belated tweet sent by his staff is not enough. He must take bold action. He must honor the heroes who died confronting anti-Muslim bigotry in Portland by confronting anti-Muslim bigotry across our nation.
 
As a start, President Trump should fire Steve Bannon, Sebastian Gorka and other anti-Muslim extremists working in the White House. He should withdraw the second Muslim Ban, which has tarnished our nation's reputation for religious freedom. He should work to end racial and religious profiling, particularly in our airports. He should apologize for his own anti-Muslim remarks, including "Islam hates us."
 

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Video: CNN Interviews CAIR Georgia Exec. Director After Portland Hate Crime

Screen shot 2017-05-29 at 1.23.30 PM.png(ATLANTA, GA - 5/28/17) The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations today appeared on CNN International to discuss how Georgia Muslims are reacting to an Islamophobic hate crime in Portland, Oregon.

Last week, an anti-Muslim bigot harassed two Muslim teenagers on a public train, and then stabbed three men who intervened to stop him. Two died.

American Muslims have already raised over $200,000 for the families of the victims, mA. Donate here.

Video: CAIR-GA on CNN International, 5/28/17 

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