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CAIR-GA Thanks Georgia Lawmaker for Withdrawing Proposed Anti-Niqab Law, House Bill 3

CAIR Minnesota(ATLANTA, GA - 11/17/16) The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations today thanked Rep. Jason Spencer for withdrawing House Bill 3, a proposal that would have made it illegal for Georgia Muslim women to wear religious face veils in public.
 
"We thank Rep. Spencer for withdrawing House Bill 3," said Edward Ahmed Mitchell, executive director of CAIR-GA. "Although the controversy over this legislation has come to a swift and welcome end, we hope to meet with Rep. Spencer in an effort to dialogue, build bridges, and personally thank him for doing the right thing."
 

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CAIR-GA Talks Career Goals at U-Beyond Mentorship Program at Clarkston High School

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(ATLANTA, GA - 11/5/2016) The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations today thanked the U-Beyond Mentorship program for inviting CAIR-GA to speak to high school students in Clarkston about their career goals.

"It's a cliche, but it's true: young people represent our future," said CAIR-GA Executive Director Edward Ahmed Mitchell. "We were therefore comforted and reassured to see such a diverse group of young peope eager to pursue careers in the science, math and technology fields, as well as medicine and law."

The U-Beyond event was held at Clarkston High School, which is home to many American Muslims as well as children of refugees and immigrants.

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CAIR-GA Delivers Lecture on Anti-Muslim Bigotry to Students at Emory University

CAIR Minnesota(10/26/16 - ATLANTA, GA) The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-GA) today delivered a lecture on Islamophobia to students at Emory University.

During the lecture, CAIR-GA Executive Director Edward Ahmed Mitchell discussed the origins of anti-Muslim bigotry and as well as long-term solutions to the phenomenon.

"We thank Emory University for welcoming us to visit and discuss the complex and important issue," Mitchell said. "Indeed, the origins and effects of anti-Muslim bigotry are worthy of study at the academic level."

Mitchell attributed anti-Muslim bigotry, commonly known as "Islamophobia," to a concerted effort by radical rightwing activisits who make millions of dollars annually by spreading conspiracy theories about American Muslims. Mitchell also faulted Muslim extremists overseas whose violence gives 

"Mainstream Muslims are fighting a two-front information war against anti-Muslim bigots here at home and Muslim extremists overseas," Mitchell said. "God willing, we will win this struggle by engaging in interfaith dialogue, countering extremist propaganda, standing up for our civil rights, and holding onto our faith."

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Video: Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad Rallies Voters, Backs Civil Rights During Atlanta Visit

CAIR Minnesota(ATLANTA, GA - 10/30/16) The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-GA) today thanked Olympic athlete Ibtihaj Muhammad for visiting Atlanta, rallying Georgia Muslim voters, and supporting CAIR-GA's civil rights work.

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"American Muslims lost a role model when Muhammad Ali passed away, but we gained another when Ibtihaj Muhammad made history at the Olympics," said Edward Ahmed Mitchell, executive director of CAIR-GA. "We thank Ibtihaj for inspiring Georgia Muslims to make our own history by voting before or on Nov. 8th. As Ibtihaj said, you don't have to be an Olympian to be a hero. Just vote."

CAIR-GA co-hosted the election rally alongside a coalition of Georgia Muslims, including the Georgia Muslim Voter Project, I-PAC Georgia Political Action Committee, and the Muslim Mix.

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CAIR-GA Encourages Support for Noor Family Services and Its Work To End Domestic Violence

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(10/23/16 - ALPHARETTA, GA) The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations today offered support for Noor Family Services, an organization dedicated to protecting Muslim and immigrant families from domestic violence.

During the group's inaugural event in Alpharetta, CAIR-GA Executive Director Edward Ahmed Mitchell discussed the dangers of domestic violence.

"Georgia Muslims need different organizations to tackle different problems," Mitchell said. "ICNA Atlanta handles charity, mosques handle worship, CAIR-GA handles discrimination, the ISB handles interfaith dialogue."

Mitchell added, "Now Noor Family Services can tackle the social ill of family violence, which threatens people of all faiths and backgrounds in America."

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