(5/21/16 – ATLANTA, GA) CAIR Georgia hosted a special seminar, Muslims Rebutting Extremism: How to Win the Information War Against Islamophobes & Foreign Extremists on May 21st at Al-Farooq Masjid in Atlanta.
Speakers included Dr. Houda Abadi of The Carter Center, Imam Arshad Anwar of Roswell Community Masjid and CAIR-GA Executive Director Edward Ahmed Mitchell.
The three speakers discussed ways to rebut the two ideological threats facing mainstream Muslims: anti-Muslim bigots here in America and Muslim extremists overseas.
Dr. Abadi, the Associate Director of the Conflict Resolution Program at The Carter Center, presented detailed research about how foreign terrorist groups use religion, politics and social ailments to lure new recruits.
Imam Anwar, who survived a bombing attack during his education in Pakistan, offered religious guidance about how impressionable or frustrated Muslim youth can understand and counter such extremist groups.
CAIR-GA leader Edward Ahmed Mitchell listed and deconstructed typical arguments made by anti-Muslim bigots, commonly known as Islamophobes.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
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