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(ATLANTA, GA, 9/17/2020) — The Georgia office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Georgia) today condemned an inflammatory and Islamophobic campaign mailer circulated to Georgia voters by the Senate Leadership Fund and called on the Senate Leadership Fund to pull it from distribution and apologize for its offensive content.
The mailer, which displays an image of a Middle Eastern man wearing a head covering with Arabic script spelling Al Jazeera in the background, states without any citation, reference, or context that “Al Jazeera TV has been tied to terrorism in the Middle East.” Al Jazeera, a major global news organization, with 80 bureaus around the world (including several in the United States), is one of the largest Arabic news conglomerates in the world.
The ad is part of a longstanding pattern of political campaigns using Middle Eastern imagery and Arabic script to stoke fear of Muslims, including in Georgia.
(AUGUSTA, GA, 7/06/2020) – Today, the Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Georgia) will co-host a news conference with CSRA Street Justice, National Action Network, and community advocates and members in Augusta, Ga., to condemn Judge Daniel Craig’s release of Terrence Cumber, despite the District Attorney’s Office’s recommendation that bond be denied. Cumber was charged with the murder of Ahmad Popal and possession of a firearm during a felony.
(ATLANTA, GA – 7/1/2020) — The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Georgia) today joined the multitude of Georgian voices calling on state and local officials to transform the Confederate Memorial Carving at Stone Mountain Park. This comes in the midst of a nationwide movement to remove other such memorials and monuments glorifying slavery and white supremacy.
The Confederate Memorial Carving depicts the President of the Confederate States of America, Jefferson Davis, along with Confederate Generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson. It was funded in part by the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) and served as the venue for their meetings beginning with the second coming of the KKK in 1915.
(ATLANTA, GA, 6/19/20) - The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Georgia), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today strongly condemned the anti-Black, anti-Semitic and Islamophobic remarks made by GOP congressional candidate Marjorie Greene and called on her to issue a public apology.
CAIR-Georgia also called on the Georgia Republican Party and the National Republican Congressional Committee to amplify and expand their condemnation of GOP candidate Marjorie Greene for her bigoted remarks.
(ATLANTA, GA – 6/17/2020) — The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Georgia), part of our nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed the charges against the former Atlanta Police Department Officers Garrett Rolfe and Devin Brosnan.
Garrett Rolfe is facing 11 charges including felony murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Brosnan has been charged with one count of aggravated assault and two counts of violating his oath of office.