Muslim Mothers Against Violence Group Grows in Greater Cincinnati

July 23, 2005

Source: The Enquirer

On July 23, 2005 The Enquirer reported, "They're mothers; they're Muslim. Now, after the terrorist attacks in London, they've joined to take a stand against violence, abroad and at home... As a mother of three and a member of the Greater Cincinnati Islamic community for 30 years, Ahmad of Mason decided to tackle that sense of helplessness by bringing other mothers together to form the group at the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati in West Chester... The group, which after only two weeks of organizing already has 70 mothers, condemns all violence, plans to host forums and other educational opportunities, provide support for each other in talking with their children about violence and partner with other organizations... They look to connect with mothers of other faiths to increase awareness about all violence, from bullying in school to terrorism. 'We really want to reach out to the greater community, Jewish mothers, Christian mothers, Hindu mothers. We hope to have a program in the fall bringing all of these women together who believe in finding constructive ways to resolve conflict,' Ahmad said."