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(ATLANTA, GA - 6/14/2020) - The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Georgia) today joined the Georgia NAACP and other civil rights organizations in calling on the City of Atlanta to respond to the police shooting of Rayshard Brooks by pursuing major changes in policy, not just changes in personnel.
CAIR-Georgia is also calling for the Fulton County District Attorney's Office to order the immediate arrest of the officer who shot and killed Mr. Brooks.
"A phone call about a man sleeping in a car should never escalate into a police shooting," said CAIR-Georgia Executive Director Abdullah Jaber. "A taser is not a deadly weapon and shooting a man multiple times in the back while he’s running away is the epitome of police brutality. The videos speak for themselves, and we need immediate accountability."
(ATLANTA, GA, 6/4/2020) – In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. All praise and thanks belong to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds. May peace, prayers, and blessings be upon Prophet Muhammad, his family, and his companions.
The Georgia Muslim community unites today to express love for, solidarity with, and commitment to the entire African-American community, especially Black families who have lost loved ones to state-sanctioned violence.
(ATLANTA, GA, 5/18/2020) – The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Georgia) today welcomed the initiation of what is hoped to be a "swift, thorough, and transparent investigation" into the police shooting of Yassin Mohamed.
The 47-year-old Sudanese-American Muslim man was shot and killed on May 9 by an Evans County sheriff’s deputy who had been called to the scene in response to a report of jaywalking.
According to law enforcement, Mohamed was suspected to have been in the midst of a mental health crisis.
(ATLANTA, GA, 5/8/2020) – The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Georgia), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s arrests of Gregory and Travis McMichael for the alleged murder of Ahmaud Arbery, and called for the officials involved in the original investigation of the shooting to resign.
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(ATLANTA, GA, 5/7/2020) – The Georgia office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Georgia), a chapter of the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today joined a nationwide call for the immediate arrest of the two men who allegedly shot unarmed jogger Ahmaud Arbery.
CAIR-Georgia also called District Attorney Tom Durden’s decision to convene a grand jury to bring charges against the two suspects "overdue," and demanded the state prosecute the suspect to the fullest extent of the law.