(ATLANTA, GA, 6/26/2023) – The Georgia chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR-Georgia) today expressed solidarity with the Jewish community after neo-Nazis rallied outside a synagogue.
A handful of people waved Nazi flags and held antisemitic signs in front of the Chabad of Cobb synagogue in East Cobb, Ga., on Saturday. This was reportedly the second recent rally in Georgia by the hate group.
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In a statement,CAIR-Georgia Deputy Director Azka Mahmood said:
“We condemn this deeply-disturbing antisemitic incident and stand in unwavering solidarity with the Jewish community in the face of blind hatred. Such abhorrent acts of hate and bigotry have no place in our society and must be unequivocally condemned. Together, we will stand against this hatred and work toward a future in which every individual can live free from fear and discrimination.”
She said Washington, D.C., based CAIR and the American Muslim community stand in solidarity with all those challenging antisemitism, systemic anti-Black racism, xenophobia, Islamophobia, white supremacy, and all other forms of bigotry.
SEE: CAIR-Georgia Condemns Antisemitic Pamphlets Found Across Georgia – CAIR Georgia
Mahmood urged faith communities in Georgia to take extra security precautions by using advice offered in CAIR’s booklet, “Best Practices for Mosque and Community Safety”. That advice is applicable to all religious institutions.
She noted that American Muslim institutions have in the past faced similar protests by racists, Islamophobes, white supremacists, and neo-Nazis.
Video: CAIR Urges U.S. Mosques to Take Safety Measures Ahead of Anti-Islam Hate Rallies
CAIR’s mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.
CONTACT: CAIR-GA Deputy Director Azka Mahmood, [email protected], 678-653-5822, CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, [email protected]; CAIR National Communications Manager Ismail Allison, 202-770-6280, [email protected]