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In the name of God, the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful. All praise and thanks belong to God, the Lord of the Worlds. May peace & prayers be upon Prophet Muhammad and his family.
Dear Community Members and Friends,
Just a few days after the third anniversary of the first Muslim Ban, the Trump administration has expanded its travel restrictions targeting even more Muslims and immigrants of color.
The expanded Ban includes Sudan, Nigeria, Tanzania, Myanmar, Eritrea, and Kyrgyzstan. Individuals from Libya, Iran, Somalia, Yemen, Syria, North Korea, and Venezuela remain subject to the Muslim Ban as described here.
Please note that this information is subject to change based on the various legal challenges.
(ATLANTA, GA - 1/31/2020) – The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Georgia) today condemned the Trump Administration’s latest expansion of the Muslim Ban, and encouraged individuals potentially impacted by the ban to seek legal advice before traveling out of the country.
CAIR chapters are also distributing a nationwide tutorial educating travelers about the impact of the expanded Muslim Ban.
The expansion adds six more countries to the list of countries facing travel restrictions: Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar (Burma), Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania, according to acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf.
Citizens of Myanmar, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan and Nigeria will be barred from living or working in the United States on a permanent basis. Citizens of Sudan and Tanzania are being barred from the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program.
(ATLANTA, GA - 1/30/2020) -- The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today announced that activist, educator and former imam Abdullah Jaber has been chosen to serve as the next director of the Muslim civil rights organization effective March 1, 2020.
Jaber previously served as resident scholar and imam at Masjid Omar, one of Georgia's largest Islamic houses of worship. He is also a former member of the advisory committee of CAIR-Los Angeles, the co-founder of Muslim Youth of Los Angeles (MyLA), and the founder and director of the non-profit educational organization Tibyaan.
In recent years, Jaber became well-known for speaking and fundraising for various social justice causes across Georgia, including voter turnout, civic engagement and opposition to Islamophobia. In 2017, he delivered the opening prayer at the Democratic National Committee's national winter conference.
(ATLANTA, GA - 1/13/20) Please join CAIR Georgia for it its fourth annual fundraising banquet, which we plan to hold on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel, God willing. Buy a discounted ticket, reserve a table, or sponsor the event today!
In addition to our keynote speakers Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, Imam Suhaib Webb and Abrar Omeish, we plan to bid farewell to our outgoing Executive Director Edward Ahmed Mitchell before publicly announcing and introducing his successor for the first time, God willing.
Please join us on Feb. 15th to celebrate the work CAIR Georgia has accomplished since 2016, and to help us protect the Georgia Muslim community long beyond 2020. To secure your spot at the gala, you can...
(ATLANTA, GA, 12/30/19) – The Georgia chapter (CAIR-Georgia) of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today reiterated its condemnation of anti-Semitic and anti-Muslim flyers posted in an Atlanta suburb with a significant Orthodox Jewish population and called on law enforcement to publicly clarify whether it is working to identify those responsible.
According to The Atlanta Jewish Times, the flyers were posted in various locations in Toco Hils, a diverse area that includes numerous Orthodox Jewish residents. The anti-Semitic flyers denied the Holocaust and made vile remarks about Jews, while the anti-Muslim flyers made similarly vile remarks about Islam and Muslims.