Azka Mahmood joins as first deputy director of CAIR-Georgia

(ATLANTA, GA-10/18/2021): The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Georgia), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights organization, today announced the appointment of civil rights advocate Azka Mahmood as its first deputy director.   Mahmood has served as the Communications and Policy Director at CAIR-Georgia for the past year. She joined the organization in 2020. Previously, Mahmood worked as Outreach Coordinator at the northwest office […]

Javeria Jamil

Legal and Policy Director Javeria has focused her career on immigrant rights and civil rights issues affecting the Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, and South Asian communities. Prior to joining CAIR-Georgia, Javeria was a staff attorney with the National Security and Civil Rights program at Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus, where she worked […]

South Asian Bar Association of Georgia Recognizes CAIR-Georgia at 5th Annual Community Benefit

(ATLANTA, GA – September 21, 2021): On Friday, September 17, 2021, the South Asian Bar Association of Georgia (SABA-GA) honored the Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations as the beneficiary of their 2021 community benefit dinner.  CAIR-Georgia was chosen in recognition of its legal work to fight Islamophobia and discrimination in Georgia.  Azadeh Shahshahani, Legal and Advocacy Director at Project South and renowned civil and human rights advocate was the keynote speaker […]

CAIR-Georgia to Join Interfaith Service ‘Turning Toward Each Other’ on the 20th Anniversary of September 11, 2001, Attacks

(ATLANTA, GA, 9/10/2021) – On Saturday, September 11, 2021, the Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Georgia) will participate in an interfaith service to mark the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terror attacks. The event is organized by representatives from various faith traditions from across metro Atlanta.   WHAT: An interfaith service marking the 20th anniversary of […]

CAIR, CAIR-Georgia to Publish Report Documenting Anti-Muslim, Anti-Arab Bigotry in Georgia Police Training Program

(ATLANTA, GA – 7/18/2021) – On Monday, July 19, the Georgia chapter and national office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, plan to hold a press conference in Atlanta to release a report documenting anti-Muslim bigotry in the Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange (GILEE) and formally […]

Board Members

Mr. Yusof Burke Ms. Isha Kamal Ms. Saadia Memon Dr. Khalid Siddiq Mr. Shuaib Hanief

David Rodriguez

Senior Paralegal and Office Manager David Rodriguez serves as paralegal and office manager of CAIR Georgia. A Hispanic- American Muslim, Rodriguez graduated from Clayton State University with degrees in both Administrative Management and Paralegal Studies. He is currently pursuing a Master’s in the Study of Law. David has several years of work experience in the […]

Ahmed Alhazmi

Paralegal Born and raised in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Ahmed Alhazmi attended Umm Al Qura University in Mecca, where he received a Bachelor’s in Law. He won a full merit scholarship to pursue a Master of Laws degree (LL.M.) at the University of California, Davis where he graduated with a focus on business and tax law. […]

Azka Mahmood

Communications and Outreach Director Azka Mahmood is an advocate for human and civil rights. She has a background in research, policy analysis, and social inequalities. Azka Mahmood is committed to American Muslims’ full and meaningful participation in society and their engagement in the political spheres. At CAIR-Georgia, Azka manages internal and external communications, public and […]

Murtaza Khwaja

Executive Director Murtaza Khwaja is a civil rights attorney and advocate. He manages and oversees the expansion of CAIR-Georgia in their pursuit of creative legal and grassroots advocacy solutions to address discrimination and bigotry in Georgia. Murtaza previously served as CAIR-Georgia’s staff attorney and lobbyist from 2017 to 2020. He represented numerous victims of anti-Muslim […]