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As many as 1,000 people attended an interfaith memorial service for Muhammad Ali at the Atlanta Masjid of Al-Islam on Thursday, June 9th. CAIR Georgia united with other Georgia Muslim organizations and mosques to remember and pray for the late athlete and humanitarian.
“The diversity of the crowd showed [Muhammad Ali] was admired universally,” said Edward Ahmed Mitchell, executive director of CAIR-Georgia. “He was a Muslim and an African-American but he was loved by so many people from different communities, and the diversity of this evening proves that.”
(ATLANTA, GA, 6/7/16) - The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-GA) today invited Dr. Gerald Harris, the editor of the official newspaper of the Georgia Baptist Mission Board, to fellowship with his Georgia Muslim neighbors during a Ramadan interfaith dinner at the Islamic Community Center of Atlanta.
Dr. Harris recently published an article in the Christian Index in which he argues that constitutionally-protected freedom of religion should be denied to American Muslims, presumably including the 5,000 American Muslims who serve in the armed forces as well as cultural icons like the late athlete and humanitarian Muhammad Ali.
(5/26/16 - ATLANTA, GA) CAIR Georgia joined an interfaith demonstration outside the Atlanta headquarters of Immigration & Customs Enforcement on Thursday, May 26th. Religious leaders and immigration reform advocates united to call for a pause in deportations as well as an overhaul of the nation's immigration system, particularly its treatment of immigrants fleeing violence in South America.
(5/21/16 - ATLANTA, GA) CAIR Georgia hosted a special seminar, Muslims Rebutting Extremism: How to Win the Information War Against Islamophobes & Foreign Extremists on May 21st at Al-Farooq Masjid in Atlanta.
Speakers included Dr. Houda Abadi of The Carter Center, Imam Arshad Anwar of Roswell Community Masjid and CAIR-GA Executive Director Edward Ahmed Mitchell.
The three speakers discussed ways to rebut the two ideological threats facing mainstream Muslims: anti-Muslim bigots here in America and Muslim extremists overseas.