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CAIR-Georgia Welcomes Home Students Who Were Trapped in Peru

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Muslim civil rights group thanks those who ensured their safe return to state

 

(ATLANTA, GA, 3/26/2020) – The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Georgia) today welcomed home 15 American students who were previously trapped in Peru under martial law.

After eight days of appeals to the United States government, local representatives, the media, and the public, the students boarded a chartered flight Wednesday that delivered them to the Miami International Airport that night.

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CAIR-Georgia Calls on President Trump and Sec. Pompeo to Bring Home U.S. Students Trapped in Peru Under Martial Law

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(ATLANTA, GA, 3/20/2020) – The Georgia chapter on the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Georgia) today called on President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to immediately seek the quickest, safest, and most efficient way to bring home 15 American students who are currently trapped in Peru under martial law. 

SEE: Letter Addressed to President Trump and Secretary Pompeo 

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CAIR Georgia Appoints Attorney Murtaza Khwaja as Legal & Policy Director

MKhwaja.png(ATLANTA, GA – 2/24/2020) The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations today announced that it has appointed attorney Murtaza Khwaja to serve as its Legal and Policy Director effective Feb. 1st.

Khwaja previously served as CAIR Georgia's staff attorney and lobbyist from 2017 to 2020.

In his new role, Khwaja manages, and oversees the expansion of, the civil rights organization's legal and policy departments, which are pursuing creative legal and grassroots advocacy solutions to address discrimination and bigotry in Georgia.

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Civil Rights Groups To Announce Federal Lawsuit Against Georgia's Unconstitutional Israel Anti-Boycott Law

201904men_isrpal_righttoboycott.jpg(ATLANTA, GA – 2/10/2020) -- On Monday, February 10, the Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Georgia), CAIR Legal Defense Fund, and the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund plan to announce the filing of a federal free speech lawsuit against the University System of Georgia, which cancelled a journalist's speaking engagement on a college campus when she refused to sign a state-mandated oath pledging not to boycott the Israeli government.

SEE: Abby Martin Banned From Speaking at US University For Refusing to Sign Pro-Israel Pledge

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CAIR-Georgia Reaches Agreement Resolving Anti-Muslim Discrimination Complaint Filed Against Augusta Restaurant Chain

Augusta(ATLANTA, GA, 2/5/2019) – The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Georgia) today announced that it has reached an agreement that successfully resolves a federal discrimination complaint the Muslim civil rights organization filed against an Augusta restaurant chain last year.

In February 2019, CAIR-Georgia filed a federal discrimination complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against Farmhaus Burger on behalf of Augusta resident Lacey Enevoldsen. 

SEE: Augusta Woman Files Discrimination Complaint Over Muslim Head Covering

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