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CAIR Georgia Calls on Georgia Muslims To Neutralize Voter Suppression Tactics By Voting Early

Vote.jpg(ATLANTA, GA - 10/24/18) The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations today strongly encouraged Georgia Muslim voters to cast their election ballots early in order to ensure they have time to report and address any voter suppression tactics.

"Voter suppression has returned to Georgia with a vengeance," said CAIR Georgia staff attorney Murtaza Khwaja. "Between rejected absentee ballots, a draconian exact match law, malfunctioning voter machines, a biased Secretary of State, and 53,000 delayed registration forms, our state is well on its way to silencing thousands of voters, including Georgia Muslims."

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CAIR-Georgia Wins $25,000 Settlement for Niqabi Woman Denied a Job

CAIR GA Client 50K.jpg(ATLANTA, GA - 7/11/2019) The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations today announced that one of its clients has received a settlement worth almost $25,000 after experiencing anti-Muslim harassment on the job. 


As part of a confidential settlement agreement, CAIR Georgia has agreed not to publicly identify the employer responsible for the anti-Muslim harassment.


"We thank God for this positive outcome, and we strongly encourage other Georgia Muslims who experience workplace discrimination to stand up for their rights," said CAIR-Georgia staff attorney Murtaza Khwaja. "Do not suffer quietly. Alert us immediately so that we can help you stop the discrimination and protect your rights."

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CAIR-Georgia Calls on Police to Drop Charges Against 87-Year-Old Syrian Woman Tased While Cutting Dandelions

Georgia 2_1534505720191.JPG_52192087_ver1.0_640_360.jpg(ATLANTA, GA, 8/17/2018) -- The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Georgia) today called on the Chatsworth Police Department to immediately drop all charges against Martha Al-Bishara, an 87-year-old Syrian Christian woman who was tased during an encounter with law enforcement on Aug. 10th. 
[MEDIA NOTE: CAIR Georgia does NOT represent Ms. Bishara or otherwise speak on behalf of her family.]

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Video: CAIR Georgia Hosts Town Hall on Shukri Ali Said And The Interaction Between Mental Illness, Implicit Bias & Excessive Force

TownHall2.jpg(ATLANTA, GA - 7/28/2018) On Saturday, July 28, the Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, The Awad Law Firm and others hosted a town hall in Johns Creek about issues related to the police shooting of Shukri Ali Said and the broader issues of mental illness, implicit bias, and excessive police force.
Said, an American citizen from Somalia who suffered from mental illness, was shot and killed by law enforcement in Johns Creek on April 28th.

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CAIR-Georgia Welcomes City's Decision To Overturn Jail Sentence Imposed By Anti-Iranian Judge

SandySprings(ATLANTA, GA, 7/30/18) - The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Georgia) today welcomed the City of Sandy Springs' decision to vacate a jail sentence imposed by a judge who attacked an Iranian-American nursing student's heritage after a trial last year. The city also reached a new plea agreement with Mr. Fazial Azizan that requires him to serve only two months of probation.
"We are relieved that justice was done in this case," said attorney Jason McLendon, whose law firm--The McLendon Firm--represented Mr. Azizan during his appeal to the Fulton County Superior Court and the Georgia Court of Appeals.

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