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CAIR Georgia Executive Director Edward Ahmed Mitchell and Bob Ross, leader of the Tea Party in Fayette County, sat down together for a joint interview with NPR on June 21.
The two discussed their "unexpected friendship," which arose after Ross attended interfaith dinners at the Islamic Community Center of Atlanta, including an annual Ramadan Interfaith Dinner on June 18th. Listen to the audio at time mark 52:45:
Well over 100 people attended an interfaith dinner June 18 at Fayetteville's Islamic Community Center.
"We were pleased and excited to welcome a capacity crowd into our mosque for an evening of dinner and dialogue," said Mitchell, a Fayetteville resident who serves as a member of the ICCA's Board of Trustees.
As many as 1,000 people attended an interfaith memorial service for Muhammad Ali at the Atlanta Masjid of Al-Islam on Thursday, June 9th. CAIR Georgia united with other Georgia Muslim organizations and mosques to remember and pray for the late athlete and humanitarian.
“The diversity of the crowd showed [Muhammad Ali] was admired universally,” said Edward Ahmed Mitchell, executive director of CAIR-Georgia. “He was a Muslim and an African-American but he was loved by so many people from different communities, and the diversity of this evening proves that.”
(ATLANTA, GA, 6/7/16) - The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-GA) today invited Dr. Gerald Harris, the editor of the official newspaper of the Georgia Baptist Mission Board, to fellowship with his Georgia Muslim neighbors during a Ramadan interfaith dinner at the Islamic Community Center of Atlanta.
Dr. Harris recently published an article in the Christian Index in which he argues that constitutionally-protected freedom of religion should be denied to American Muslims, presumably including the 5,000 American Muslims who serve in the armed forces as well as cultural icons like the late athlete and humanitarian Muhammad Ali.