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CAIR Names CAIR-Georgia Leader Edward Ahmed Mitchell as National Deputy Director in D.C.

(WASHINGTON D.C., 11/14/2019) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today announced that CAIR-Georgia Executive Director Edward Ahmed Mitchell has been named national deputy director at the Muslim civil rights organization’s Capitol Hill headquarters in Washington, D.C.

CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad initially made that announcement to community leaders and activists during the Washington-based organization’s Nov. 9 25th anniversary gala.

Video: CAIR Executive Director Announces Appointment of Edward Ahmed Mitchell as Deputy Director

Mitchell is an attorney and former journalist who has served as executive director of CAIR’s Georgia chapter since 2016.

Before joining CAIR-Georgia, Mitchell served as a criminal prosecutor for the City of Atlanta. A graduate of Morehouse College and Georgetown University Law Center, Mitchell is also a former editor of Atlanta Muslim, a member of the Georgia Association of Muslim Lawyers, and a member of the board of trustees of the Islamic Community Center of Atlanta. 

As the head of CAIR-Georgia, Mitchell opened the chapter’s first office and established its first staff, including a civil rights attorney, paralegal, outreach director, and communications director. Since then, the organization has exposed and resolved dozens of incidents of anti-Muslim discrimination. CAIR-Georgia received CAIR’s 2016 Chapter of the Year award.

“Over the past 25 years, CAIR has grown into one of our nation’s most diverse, respected and accomplished civil rights organizations,” said Mitchell. “I thank God for the opportunity to help serve the entire American Muslim community at this pivotal moment in our nation’s history.”

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.

La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.


CONTACT: CAIR National Deputy Director Edward Ahmed Mitchell, 404-285-9530,; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726,


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