CAIR GEORGIA STAFF

Murtaza Khwaja, Legal and Policy Director

Murtaza Khwaja

Legal and Policy Director

Murtaza Khwaja is a civil rights attorney and advocate. He manages and oversees the expansion of CAIR-Georgia’s legal and policy departments in their pursuit of creative legal and grassroots advocacy solutions to address discrimination and bigotry in Georgia.

Murtaza previously served as CAIR-Georgia’s staff attorney and lobbyist from 2017 to 2020. He represented numerous victims of anti-Muslim discrimination, helped defeat anti-immigrant bills at the Georgia state legislature, and led efforts to organize the first-ever Muslim Advocacy Day at the Georgia State Capitol.

In his spare time, Murtaza enjoys the outdoors, sports, travel, and a strong cup of chai. He is fond of playing cricket and enjoys Pakistani music.