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(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.
(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.
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.