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(ATLANTA, GA - 3/9/19) Please join CAIR Georgia for it its third major fundraising banquet, which we plan to hold on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel, God willing. Buy a discounted ticket, reserve a table, or sponsor the event today!
(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.
A diverse audience joined the ceremony in the Georgia State Capitol, which featured interfaith prayers from Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu and Buddhist speakers.
(ATLANTA, GA - 12/11/2018) The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations today congratulated Genevra M. Wilson—an American Muslim woman who serves in the United States Navy Reserves—for her elevation to the post of Chief Petty Officer, and for winning approval to continue wearing a hijab with her new uniform.
On July 27th, 2018, CAIR-Georgia sent a letter to the Navy seeking approval for Chief Petty Officer Wilson's religious accommodation request. Wilson continued to wear her hijab while waiting for official approval, which she finally received last month.
(ATLANTA, GA, 11/27/2018) – The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Georgia) today called on law enforcement to locate and arrest a driver who used his pickup truck to harass and endanger a Muslim family while they traveled on Highway I-85 in Atlanta on Saturday, Nov. 24th.
During the incident, an unidentified white male riding in the passenger seat of the pickup truck made obscene gestures at a Muslim woman who was wearing a hijab as she rode in a separate car with her family. The pickup truck later swerved into the family's lane, and the passenger again made the same obscene gestures.
(ATLANTA, GA - 11/7/2018) The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations today congratulated two Georgia Muslims for making history during the midterm election on Nov. 6, 2018.
Incoming state senator Sheikh Rahman became the first immigrant and first Muslim elected to the Georgia state legislature, while activist and community leader Aisha Yaqoob launched an unsuccessful but historic campaign for the state house.
In a statement, CAIR-Georgia executive director Edward Ahmed Mitchell said:
"Congratulations to incoming state senator Sheikh, who officially became the first immigrant and first Muslim elected to the Georgia legislature.
"We also congratulate our friend, Aisha Yaqoob, a community leader who ran an inspiring and historic race for the Georgia state House.
"Although she did not win this election, we hope and expect her to make more history soon, God willing. May God grant both Mr. Rahman and Ms. Yaqoob success as advocates for justice."