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CAIR-Georgia: Family to Host Interfaith Memorial for Shukri Ali Said

f7613a5b 8916 414d 9fc2 186e87a16e58(ATLANTA, GA, 5/9/2018) -- On Saturday, May 12, the family of Shukri Ali Said plans to host an interfaith memorial for her at Ocee Park in Johns Creek. Said, an American citizen of Somalia heritage who suffered from mental illness was shot and killed by law enforcement in Johns Creek on April 28th.

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WHAT: Interfaith Memorial for Shukri Ali Said

WHEN: Scheduled for Saturday, May 12th, at 7:00 pm

WHERE: Ocee Park, 10900 Buice Road, Johns Creek, GA 30022

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CAIR Georgia Calls on Sen. Johnny Isakson to Vote Against Anti-Muslim Extremist Mike Pompeo's Nomination to Serve as Secretary of State

Pompeo AFP.jpg.transformed(ATLANTA, GA - 4/10/2018) The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations today encouraged Sen. Johnny Isakson to vote against Mike Pompeo's nomination to serve as Seceretary of State.

Isakson sits on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, which is scheduled to hold a confirmation hearing for Pompeo on Thursday, April 12.

"Because anyone who expresses hateful views about his fellow Americans should not represent America on the global stage, we hope that Senator Isakson will join Senator Rand Paul and other committee members in voting against Mr. Pompeo’s nomination to serve as Secretary of State," said Edward Ahmed Mitchell, executive director of CAIR Georgia.

In a letter hand-delivered to Sen. Isakson's office in Washington, DC, Mitchell outlined Mr. Pompeo's history of anti-Muslim bigotry.

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CAIR Georgia Releases 14-Page Report on Anti-Muslim Teachings of Police Instructor, Calls for End to Courses

Screen shot 2018-03-03 at 12.24.33 PM.png(ATLANTA, GA, 3/2/2018) – On Monday, March 5, the Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Georgia) plans to publicly release a report documenting the false and defamatory anti-Muslim teachings of a police instructor who has been teaching Islamophobic courses to officers across Georgia since 2013.

SEEDownloadable Letter & Report on Anti-Muslim Georgia Police Instructor

At the joint noon news conference, CAIR-Georgia, the ACLU of Georgia, Asian Americans Advancing Justice, and Project South also plan to call on the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police (GACP), the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council (P.O.S.T.) and other law enforcement agencies to stop hosting or accrediting the anti-Muslim courses offered by David Bores.

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CAIR Georgia Welcomes Syrian Grandfather to Atlanta for Cancer Treatment After Receiving ‘Muslim Ban’ Waiver

27658105_10100487091806147_3442339174390342947_n.jpg(ATLANTA, GA - 2/12/2018) -- The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Georgia) today announced that Mohamed Al-Bitar, a Syrian grandfather suffering from eye cancer, has arrived in Atlanta for medical treatment after receiving a waiver to the Trump administration's “Muslim Ban.”
On Saturday, February 9, Al-Bitar and his wife arrived at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, where they were reunited with their Georgia-based family members, including a daughter, son-in-law and three grandchildren.
"We thank everyone who said a prayer for this family, and we thank everyone who worked with us in the hope of saving Mr. Al-Bitar's life," said CAIR-Georgia Executive Director Edward Ahmed Mitchell. "Despite the delay in his cancer treatment, we are hopeful that he will recover, and thankful that he is with his family."

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Invite to Sponsor CAIR Georgia's 2018 Fundraising Gala: "Living Our Faith, Defending Your Freedom"

2018 Banquet 2.jpg(ATLANTA, GA, 1/24/18) – On Saturday, February 24th, the Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-GA) plans to host its second annual fundraising gala, "Living Our Faith, Defending Your Freedom," at the Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia. 

Our special guests will, God willing, include national activist Linda Sarsour, attorney Hassan Shibly, and attorney Roula Allouch, the first woman to chair CAIR National’s board of directors.

During the banquet, we hope to celebrate the successes that CAIR Georgia experienced—by the grace of God—in 2017, including our efforts to:

  • Serve Georgia Muslims by delivering free educational presentations, including Know Your Rights seminars, Islamic Last Will workshops, Self-Defense seminars, and college lectures.
  • Protect Georgia Muslims by investigating anti-Muslim bigotry, building coalitions with other civil rights groups, and countering Islamophobia in both the court of law and public opinion.
  • Advocate for Georgia Muslims by interviewing all of Atlanta's top mayoral candidates, lobbying on Capitol Hill, delivering Islam 101 seminars, and interacting with local and national media.
  • Unite Georgia Muslims by hosting a march in response to the ethnic cleansing of Rohyingya Muslims, a food drive in response to an anti-Sharia hate rally at Piedmont Park, and multiple protests in response to restrictions on religious freedom in Jerusalem.

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