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CAIR Georgia Condemns Islamophobic Rhetoric, Encourages Mosques To Increase Security After New Zealand

031619 mosque security_AP9.JPG(ATLANTA, GA, 3/15/2019) -- On Friday, March 15th, the Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Georgia) held a press conference at an Atlanta masjid in response to a terrorist attacks on two New Zealand masajid (mosques) by an Islamophobic white supremacist.

VIDEO: Press Conference After New Zealand Attacks

During the press conference, CAIR-Georgia encouraged Georgia's 70+ Muslim houses of worship to strengthen their security measures, and call on law enforcement to guard their local masajid during weekend prayer service.

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CAIR Georgia Holds Press Conference After Controversy at School Multicultural Night

NEWS_Autry-Mill-Map-Comparison-black_3-15-2019.jpg(ATLANTA, GA - 3/12/19) On March 12th, the Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Georgia), Jewish Voice for Peace - Atlanta, and local Palestinian Christian reverends plan to co-host a press conference on behalf of multiple students from Autrey Mill Middle School and their families. 

Over the past week, the students have experienced bullying and online harassment as a result of false information that has been spread about an educational exhibit on Palestinian history that they displayed at the school's annual Multicultural Night both this year and last year .

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CAIR Georgia Files Discrimination Complaint Against Augusta Restaurant Chain

Augusta(ATLANTA, GA, 2/1/2019) – On Monday, February 4, the Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Georgia) held a press conference in Augusta, Ga., to announce the filing of a federal discrimination complaint against Farmhaus Burger, an Augusta restaurant chain which subjected one of its employees to anti-Muslim harassment.
According to a complaint that CAIR-Georgia has filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Augusta resident Lacey Jade resigned her position at the restaurant chain after owner Sean Wight allegedly threatened her job because she converted to Islam, and asked for permission to wear a hijab.

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CAIR Georgia Attends Swearing-In Ceremony of State Senator Sheikh Rahman, First Muslim Elected To Georgia Legislature

Sheikh Rahman.jpg(ATLANTA, GA - 1/15/2019) The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations today attended the swearing-in ceremony of State Senator Sheikh Rahman, the first Muslim and first immigrant elected to the Georgia state legislature. Senator Rahman took his oath of office on the Quran, the Islamic holy book, as he stood alongside his wife and children.

Video: Senator Sheikh Rahman's Speech at Swearing-In Ceremony

A diverse audience joined the ceremony in the Georgia State Capitol, which featured interfaith prayers from Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu and Buddhist speakers.

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