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CAIR-Georgia Offers Condolences on Deaths of Emory University Students Killed in Bangladesh

CAIR logo(ATLANTA, GA, 7/2/16) – The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-GA) today offered condolences to the families and classmates of two Emory University students who were murdered during an ISIS attack on a restaurant in Bangladesh.

“The fact that these mass murderers keep attacking people of all faiths in the heart of the Muslim world is further proof that they do not represent any faith,” said CAIR-GA Executive Director Edward Ahmed Mitchell. “We not only condemn this attack on our fellow Georgians, fellow Muslims, and fellow human beings—we also plan to continue fighting extremism in both word and deed.”

On May 25, CAIR-GA hosted “Muslims Rebutting Extremism: Islamophobes vs. Mainstream Muslims vs. Extremists,” a seminar for Georgia Muslims at Al-Farooq Masjid in Atlanta.

Video: Muslims Rebutting Extremism

CAIR-GA plans to host another anti-extremism seminar in August for law enforcement, journalists and other interested members of the public. To receive an early alert about the date and timing of that seminar, email

CAIR 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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CONTACT: CAIR-GA Executive Director Edward Ahmed, 404-285-9530;

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