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(WASHINGTON, DC, 4/18/16) - CAIR Georgia leaders joined hundreds of delegates from other Muslim-American organizations for National Muslim Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill on April 18th. The US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO) hosted the second annual event on April 18th and 19th.
USCMO's Georgia delegation, which also included two other groups, secured meetings with the offices of thirteen of Georgia's sixteen congressional representatives, including the staff of Senator David Perdue (R) and Congressman John Lewis (D).
"We enjoyed teaming up with American Muslims from across the country and delivering a unified message to our congressional leaders," said CAIR Georgia Executive Director Edward Ahmed Mitchell, who attended the event alongisde CAIR Georgia Board President Yusof Burke.
(ATLANTA, GA, 4/11/16) - The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-GA) today called on anti-Islam protesters to cancel an armed rally planned for April 18 at the State Capitol and instead engage in respectful dialogue with their American Muslim neighbors.
CAIR Georgia encouraged Atlanta Muslims to support Zaytuna College during a fundraising banquet at the Omni Hotel on April 9th. Sheikh Hamza Yusuf, co-founder of the first accredited Muslim college in the United States, headlined the event.
CAIR Georgia delivered a presentation about Muslims in the media to a journalism class at Auburn University last week. An Auburn professor invited CAIR Georgia Executive Director Edward Ahmed Mitchell to discuss how Muslims interact with the media.
CAIR Georgia accepted an invitation to meet with JustFaith Ministries on March 16 at an Atlanta church. JustFaith is a Christian organization dedicated to supporting social justice causes, including the eradication of poverty, consumerism and racism. CAIR Georgia executive director Edward Ahmed Mitchell explained Islam, as well as the faith's longtime theological opposition to racism and bigotry.