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CAIR-Georgia Welcomes Jason Spencer's Resignation, Extends 'Open Invitation' to Meet Leaders of the Communities He Targeted

CAIRGA Spencer(ATLANTA, GA, 7/25/18) -- The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Georgia) today welcomed Jason Spencer's decision to resign from the Georgia state legislature. 
CAIR-Georgia also informed Rep. Jason Spencer that he has an"open invitation" to meet with representatives of the communities he offended in order apologize and make amends.
CAIR-Georgia had demanded that Spencer resign his position after he was shown shouting "sand n**ger," and other slurs on Showtime's "Who Is America?"

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CAIR-Georgia Files Amicus Brief in Support of Student Facing Jail Sentence Imposed by Judge Who Attacked His Iranian Heritage

Court2(ATLANTA, GA, 7/24/18) - The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Georgia) today filed an amicus (friend of the court) brief with the Georgia Court of Appeals in support of the McLendon Law Firm's request that the Court overturn the ruling of a Sandy Springs judge who attacked an Iranian-American nursing student's heritage as she sentenced him to jail.
"Bigotry has no place in our state, much less our courts of law," said attorney Edward Ahmed Mitchell, executive director of CAIR-Georgia. "The City of Sandy Springs still has time to do the right thing by agreeing to reverse this unjust ruling. If the city refuses to do so, the Court of Appeals should intervene."

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CAIR-Georgia Welcomes Two-Year Prison Sentence for Pro-Trump White Supremacist Who Threatened Augusta Mosque

Howard(ATLANTA, GA - 7/24/18) -- The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Georgia) today welcomed a federal judge's decision to impose a two-year prison sentence on Preston Q. Howard, a Missouri man who made a dozen threatening calls to the Islamic Center of Augusta (ISA) last summer. 
"We welcome the news that this anti-Muslim extremist was arrested and sentenced before he could escalate his vile hate speech into a violent hate crime," said Edward Ahmed Mitchell, executive director of CAIR-Georgia.
Howard, who apologized during the court hearing, was also sentenced to three years of supervised release.
"We hope that Mr. Howard will use his time in prison to give up his white supremacist beliefs and learn about different faiths so that he can return the free world a changed man," Mitchell added.

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CAIR Georgia Calls on Rep. Jason Spencer To Resign After Footage Airs of Him Yelling "Sand N*gger," Other Slurs

Screen shot 2018-07-23 at 12.39.52 AM.png(ATLANTA, GA - 7/22/18) The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations today called on Rep. Jason Spencer to immediately resign his position as a state representative after footage of Spencer shouting "sand n*gger," "n*gger," and other racial slurs aired on Showtime's "Who Is America?"
CAIR Georgia also called on Democratic and Republican leaders in Georgia--including Stacey Abrams, Casey Cagle, and Brian Kemp--to insist on Spencer's immediate resignation. 

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CAIR Georgia to Sandy Springs: Reverse Jail Sentence Imposed By Judge Who Attacked Defendant's Iranian Heritage

maxresdefault.jpg(ATLANTA, GA, 7/11/18) - The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Georgia) has called on the City of Sandy Springs to reverse the ruling of a judge who expressed bigoted views toward an Iranian-American nursing student as she sentenced him to five months in jail for a misdemeanor violation.
"Bigotry has no place in a court of law," said attorney Edward Ahmed Mitchell, executive director of CAIR-Georgia. "A judge who openly expresses bigotry towards Americans from Iran cannot be trusted to judge those very same Americans."

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