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CAIR-Georgia, Family of Student Threatened with ‘Beheading’ Call on County BOE to Change Policy, Sheriff’s Office to Ensure Community Safety 

(Atlanta, Georgia 1/2/2024) The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Georgia) and the family of a Warner Robins Middle School student who was allegedly threatened with beheading by a teacher over an Israeli flag dispute are calling on the Houston County Board of Education to change communication policy to safeguard families, and for […]

An End of the Year Note from CAIR-Georgia

Assalamoalaikum dear community members,  As 2023 draws to a close, I wanted to reach out to you personally to reflect on this year, share in our communal grief, and gain strength from the collective strides we made despite the obstacles we face as an ummah. At CAIR-Georgia, we are no strangers to the feeling of […]

CAIR-Georgia, 35+ Interfaith Organizations and Leaders Call on Elected Officials to Urge Ceasefire, Increase Humanitarian Aid, and Work to End the Occupation of Palestinian Lands

(Atlanta, GA, Nov 2, 2023) – The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Georgia) and more than 35 Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Quaker representatives who have organized themselves as Atlanta Interfaith Coalition for Palestine held a press conference today to call on elected officials to press for an urgent ceasefire in Gaza. The Coalition also released a […]

Statement from the Atlanta Interfaith Coalition for Palestine

November 2, 2023 We are a multifaith, multiethnic, multiracial, multigenerational coalition of Christian, Jewish, and Muslim leaders, and we call on our elected leaders to insist upon an urgent ceasefire in Gaza, full access to humanitarian aid, and an end to the illegal occupation of Palestinian lands. The loss of innocent lives must stop. Our […]

CAIR-GA, Partners Condemn Forced Resignation, Alleged Harassment of Black Muslim Woman Clarkston City Manager

(ATLANTA, GEORGIA, 8/11/2023) – The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Georgia), Women Watch Afrika, Citizens for a Better Clarkston Coalition, Voices of Muslims, the Burmese Rohingya Community, and the Indian American Muslim Council – Atlanta chapter today condemned the forced resignation of Clarkston City Manager Shawanna Qawiy from her position.  Concerned citizens and […]

CAIR-Georgia Announces Azka Mahmood as Interim Executive Director 

(ATLANTA, GA – 8/2/2023) – The Georgia chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR-Georgia) today announced Azka Mahmood as their Interim Executive Director, effective August 7, 2023.   Mahmood has served CAIR-Georgia as Deputy Director since 2021. She is an advocate for human and civil rights who has a background in research, policy analysis, and social inequalities.   Previously, Mahmood served as the […]

Community Farewell Letter from Murtaza Khwaja

Asalaam alaikum, esteemed friends and supporters!  I hope this message finds each one of you in high spirits. I have bittersweet news to share with you today.   After seven impactful years serving the Georgia Muslim community, including the last two and a half as Executive Director of CAIR Georgia, I am now embarking on a […]

Muslim Groups Call on DOJ to Transfer Imam Jamil Al-Amin Back to Georgia for Fulton DA Review of ‘Credible and Consistent’ Confessions by Actual Perpetrator

(ATLANTA, GA – 5/24/23) – The Georgia chapter and national office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-GA/CAIR) today joined 28 other American Muslim organizations in calling on the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to transfer Imam Jamil Al-Amin (formerly known as H. Rap Brown) from federal custody in Arizona back to state custody in Georgia […]