(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 of CAIR-Florida, and as a researcher and educator at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding.
In her role as Communications and Outreach Director, Mahmood has helped spearhead the growth of the CAIR-Georgia team and completed a successful voter outreach campaign. Mahmood also led her team to develop educational tools for community empowerment and streamlined internal operations.
In a statement, CAIR-Georgia Executive Director Murtaza Khwaja said:
“CAIR-Georgia is proud to announce the appointment of our first-ever Deputy Director Azka Mahmood. As CAIR-Georgia’s Communications and Outreach Director, Azka Mahmood’s faith and commitment to the Georgia Muslim community brought a fresh vision and the strengthening of community partnerships. Azka has served as a representative of CAIR-Georgia and the Georgia Muslim community in meetings with lawmakers, coalition partners, key stakeholders, and media. I have faith Azka will continue to serve the Georgia Muslim community in this new capacity as a trusted strategic partner.”
Incoming Deputy Director of CAIR-Georgia Azka Mahmood said:
“I am honored and grateful for the trust placed in me by my team and the CAIR-Georgia board. This appointment further reaffirms my resolve to help serve the Georgia Muslim community in their efforts against bigotry. I am committed to empower American Muslims and work for their full and equal participation in society.”
CAIR’s mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.