Author Archives: Walid Ahmed

U.S. Citizenship Preparation Course Offered

The Learn English for Living Foundation will be offering a citizenship preparation course beginning September 15 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. The classes are designed to help eligible immigrants pass the U.S. naturalization interview and examination. The 8-week Saturday afternoon course will be taught at The Islamic Community Center of Augusta, 1 Islamic Center Drive, Martinez, GA 30907.

The course focuses on learning U.S. history, government, and geography; understanding the rights and responsibilities of citizenship; preparing for the reading, writing, and speaking portions of the test; and getting ready for the interview.

In order to enroll, students must read, write and speak English at an intermediate level or higher. Prior to the course, students must take an English assessment test.

Students need to register for the course because enrollment is limited. To register or obtain more information, call 803-645-2059 or 706-284-7555 or email For information about the Learn English for Living Foundation, go

The cost of the course textbook is $40. The course is open to all immigrants eligible for citizenship.

A Taste of Ramadan

The Islamic Society of Augusta invites our CSRA neighbors to join us in celebrating a night of the Holy Month of Ramadan.

Muslims fast from before sunrise to sunset during the month of Ramadan.

Please come and join us as we break our daily fast, on Thursday May 24th.

Presentation about Ramadan starts at 7:30 PM

Iftar (Dinner) after Sunset Prayer (8:40 PM)

Click on picture to register to attend.

Free for guests.

ISA members are asked to contribute $10 each.


Missouri Man Pleads Guilty to Hate Crimes for Making Threats Against Augusta Mosque

On March 26, 2018, he entered a guilty plea before Chief United States District Court Judge J. Randal Hall, to three charges of Obstruction of Persons in the Free Exercise of Religious Beliefs.  He faces up to 20 years in prison without the possibility of parole for each offense, and is subject to a sentencing enhancement because he chose his victims based on their religion, classifying his actions as hate crimes.

Click here to link to US Justice Dept. Website report