BLUE ASH – Zeinab Schwen of Symmes Township is worried about her brother’s safety in Gaza.

On Wednesday she joined a news conference calling for a cease-fire called by the Cincinnati office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Blue Ash.

Nationally, CAIR, an advocacy group of American Muslims, has called for a cease-fire, and chapters across the United States held similar press briefings.

“The Muslim community here and around the world feels very helpless because the American government, usually the voice of reason in situations like this, has not called for a cease-fire. Instead, they have been throwing their support to one side,” said Schwen, chairwoman of the Cincinnati CAIR board.


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