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Ga. Muslim Group To Expand, Focus On Talks With Republicans
by Johnny Kauffman
In the midst of a presidential campaign full of harsh rhetoric about Muslims, the Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is actively seeking out conservative and Republican groups in an effort to share facts about Islam and answer questions about the faith.
"Usually, what happens is we wait for them to come to us," said Edward Ahmed Mitchell, the Georgia CAIR executive director, "or they might say something negative about Muslims and then we contact them."
But under Mitchell and Georgia CAIR's new strategy, the group isn't waiting for Republicans or conservatives to "do something that offends us."
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