A local Muslim civil rights organization is calling on the Bush administration to demand a ceasefire in the conflict between Israel and Hezbollah.

“We call for an immediate ceasefire and the release of all prisoners.”

Adeeba Al-Zaman (right) of the Philadelphia chapter of the Council of American Islamic Relations (CAIR) says it’s a message now being spread by all 32 CAIR chapters throughout the United States: that the Bush administration force a ceasefire in the Israeli-Hezbollah conflict:

“By not going ahead with the ceasefire, it suggests to us that Arab and Muslim Americans are valued less in our government’s eyes.”

CAIR is also demanding a quicker and more organized effort to evacuate all US citizens and their families from Lebanon.


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