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CAIR-Georgia Joins Call for Immediate Arrest of Suspects in ‘Modern-Day Lynching’ of Ahmaud Arbery

ahmaud(ATLANTA, GA, 5/7/2020) – The Georgia office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Georgia), a chapter of the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today joined a nationwide call for the immediate arrest of the two men who allegedly shot unarmed jogger Ahmaud Arbery.


CAIR-Georgia also called District Attorney Tom Durden’s decision to convene a grand jury to bring charges against the two suspects "overdue," and demanded the state prosecute the suspect to the fullest extent of the law.


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CAIR-Georgia Welcomes Home Students Who Were Trapped in Peru


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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