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(ATLANTA, GA – 7/1/2020) — The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Georgia) today joined the multitude of Georgian voices calling on state and local officials to transform the Confederate Memorial Carving at Stone Mountain Park. This comes in the midst of a nationwide movement to remove other such memorials and monuments glorifying slavery and white supremacy.
The Confederate Memorial Carving depicts the President of the Confederate States of America, Jefferson Davis, along with Confederate Generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson. It was funded in part by the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) and served as the venue for their meetings beginning with the second coming of the KKK in 1915.
(ATLANTA, GA, 6/19/20) - The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Georgia), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today strongly condemned the anti-Black, anti-Semitic and Islamophobic remarks made by GOP congressional candidate Marjorie Greene and called on her to issue a public apology.
CAIR-Georgia also called on the Georgia Republican Party and the National Republican Congressional Committee to amplify and expand their condemnation of GOP candidate Marjorie Greene for her bigoted remarks.
(ATLANTA, GA – 6/17/2020) — The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Georgia), part of our nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed the charges against the former Atlanta Police Department Officers Garrett Rolfe and Devin Brosnan.
Garrett Rolfe is facing 11 charges including felony murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Brosnan has been charged with one count of aggravated assault and two counts of violating his oath of office.
(ATLANTA, GA - 6/14/2020) - The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Georgia) today joined the Georgia NAACP and other civil rights organizations in calling on the City of Atlanta to respond to the police shooting of Rayshard Brooks by pursuing major changes in policy, not just changes in personnel.
CAIR-Georgia is also calling for the Fulton County District Attorney's Office to order the immediate arrest of the officer who shot and killed Mr. Brooks.
"A phone call about a man sleeping in a car should never escalate into a police shooting," said CAIR-Georgia Executive Director Abdullah Jaber. "A taser is not a deadly weapon and shooting a man multiple times in the back while he’s running away is the epitome of police brutality. The videos speak for themselves, and we need immediate accountability."
(ATLANTA, GA, 6/4/2020) – In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. All praise and thanks belong to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds. May peace, prayers, and blessings be upon Prophet Muhammad, his family, and his companions.
The Georgia Muslim community unites today to express love for, solidarity with, and commitment to the entire African-American community, especially Black families who have lost loved ones to state-sanctioned violence.