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(WASHINGTON, DC - 4/2/2018) On April 1st, the Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations joined the fourth annual National Muslim Hill Day in Washington, DC. During the two-day event, over 500 American Muslims from across the country gathered in Washington to lobby their congressional representatives about various topics.
This year's Georgia delegation to the U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations also included representatives of ICNA Relief Atlanta and the Muslim American Society.
Together, Georgia Muslims advocated for bills or resolutions that would protect DACA recipients, overturn President Trump's Muslim Ban, celebrate American Muslim history, sanction Chinese officials for imprisoning Uighur Muslims in concentration camps, among other pieces of legislation.
(ALPHARETTA, GA - 3/28/19) The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations today announced that it held a "positive and productive" meeting with the leadership of Autry Mill Middle School in order to resolve controversy over an exhibit on Palestinian history that students displayed at the school's annual Multicultural Night both this year and last year.
During the meeting, officials confirmed that the students who arranged the exhibit will be protected from racist and Islamophobic bullying, among other reassurances.
(ATLANTA, GA, 3/27/2019) -- The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Georgia) today commended the Georgia state legislature for unanimously adopting a resolution that condemned Islamophobic bigotry, and expressed condolences to victims of anti-Muslim hate crimes, including the 50 people killed in a terrorist attack on two mosques in New Zealand.
On March 26, 2019, the Georgia House of Representatives adopted the anti-Islamophobia resolution, which was co-sponsored by Rep. Bob Trammel, Rep. Derrick Jackson, Rep. David Dreyer, Rep. Sam Park, Rep. Rennitta Shannon, and Rep. Bee Nguyen.
"We thank our representatives in the State Capitol for clearly and unequivocally condemning Islamophobia, which has led to hate speech and hate crimes against Georgia Muslims, as well as against people across the country and around the world," said Murtaza Khwaja, staff attorney and lobbyist with CAIR Georgia.
(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.
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.
(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 .