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CAIR Georgia Delivers Opening Prayer at "Take Down Hate" March After Charlottesville

RacismMarch.JPG(ATLANTA, GA - 8/19/2017) The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations co-sponsored and spoke at Take Down Hate, an interfaith march against racism held in the wake of violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

During the event, hundreds of demonstrators peacefully marched from Centennial Olympic Park to the Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial, expressing support for diversity and condemning white supremacism along the way.

"People of different races, faiths and backgrounds came together to say that the bigotry we saw Charlottesville is unacceptable in Atlanta," said CAIR Georgia executive director Edward Ahmed Mitchell, who delivered an Islamic prayer at the start of the rally.

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Video: CAIR Georgia Delivers Remarks, Talks Islam, With Rotary Clubs Across Atlanta

Rotary2(ATLANTA, GA - 8/31/2017) The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Relations today thanked Rotary Clubs across the Metro-Atlanta area for inviting CAIR Georgia to deliver remarks at their weekly meetings over the course of the summer. Since June, CAIR Georgia executive director Edward Ahmed Mitchell has met with six Rotary Clubs to explain who Muslims are, what Muslims believe, what Muslims practice, and answer questions.

VIDEO: CAIR Georgia Remarks and Q&A at Rotary Club of Lawrenceville

"We greatly appreciated the invitation to speak with six different Rotary Clubs across Metro-Atlanta this summer," Mitchell said. "We delivered educational presentations, engaged in interfaith dialogue, and answered any and all questions."

If you would like CAIR Georgia to deliver its "Ask Your Muslim Neighbor Anything" presentation to your organization, club, or house of worship, contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Civil Rights Groups Call on Lawmakers to Act After Rep. Spencer's Threatening Remarks

spencer2.png(ATLANTA, GA, 8/31/17) -- A coalition of Georgia civil rights organizations and activists today called on the leaders of the state legislature to publicly condemn Rep. Jason Spencer's August 29 threat of racial violence against an African-American leader, demand that he apologize for his remarks, and pledge to remove him from the Game, Fish & Parks Committee, which has influence over Confederate memorials.
 
On. Aug 29, Rep. Spencer engaged in a Facebook debate with former Rep. LaDawn Jones about the status of Confederate monuments, including Georgia's Jefferson Davis Memorial. During the discussion, Rep. Spencer warned Ms. Jones that if she traveled to south Georgia to call for the removal of Confederate monuments, local residents would kill her and dispose of her body in a local swamp.  
 
SEE: 'Talking of Ditching Confederate Statues Could Cause Dem. to 'Go Missing'

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