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(ATLANTA, GA, 12/30/19) – The Georgia chapter (CAIR-Georgia) of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today reiterated its condemnation of anti-Semitic and anti-Muslim flyers posted in an Atlanta suburb with a significant Orthodox Jewish population and called on law enforcement to publicly clarify whether it is working to identify those responsible.
According to The Atlanta Jewish Times, the flyers were posted in various locations in Toco Hils, a diverse area that includes numerous Orthodox Jewish residents. The anti-Semitic flyers denied the Holocaust and made vile remarks about Jews, while the anti-Muslim flyers made similarly vile remarks about Islam and Muslims.
(ATLANTA, GA, 12/16/2019) -- The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Georgia) today welcomed a Georgia man's decision to plead guilty to assaulting and attacking a Muslim Uber driver outside the SunTrust Park baseball stadium after an Atlanta Braves game on April 2, 2019.
During a plea hearing at the Cobb County state court on Dec. 13th, the man entered two guilty pleas, paid a fine in lieu of further jail time, and directly apologized to the victim in open court in a lengthy statement, at which point the two men shook hands.
As part of his plea agreement, the defendant also agreed to perform 50 hours of community service, spend 12 months on probation without using alcohol or drugs and undergo CAIR-Georgia's educational religious sensitivity training on Islamophobia and other forms of bigotry, which was conducted at the courthouse after the hearing.
(ATLANTA, GA, 12/4/2019) – The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today thanked the Dekalb County Solicitor's Office for filing criminal charges against two men who used their pickup truck to harass and endanger a Muslim family while traveling on Highway I-85 in Atlanta one year ago.
Prosecutors filed a high and aggravated misdemeanor charge of aggressive driving against the driver, and a disorderly conduct charge against the passenger. Georgia has not passed a law recognizing bias-motivated crimes, so neither man could be charged with a hate crime.
(ALPHARETTA, GA - 11/25/2019) The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations is investigating an incident of anti-Muslim harassment that allegedly occurred at a Nordstrom Rack department store in Alpharetta last week.
VIDEO: Anti-Muslim Incident at Nordstrom Rack
On Saturday, Nov. 16th, a Georgia Muslim family was visiting Nordstrom Rack North Point Market Center located at 6200 North Point Pkwy, Alpharetta, GA 30022 when an unidentified customer harassed them.
While three Muslim children aged 11 to 13, including two girls wearing hijabs, were sitting on the floor in the toy aisle reading a book, an unidentified white female walked past them multiple times, left the aisle, and then returned.
(ATLANTA, GA - 11/20/2019) The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Georgia) today announced that it is accepting applications for the separate positions of Executive Director and Legal & Policy Director. Applicants should review the job descriptions below and submit the requested information.
Last week, CAIR Georgia announced that current Executive Director Edward Ahmed Mitchell has agreed to join CAIR National's Washington, DC office in the newly created position of Deputy Director in 2020. Mitchell plans to continue serving as Executive Director of CAIR-GA until his successor has been selected, trained and appointed. Read job descriptions and requirements below...