Thursday, June 29, 2006

CAMP Michigan raises awarness of Muslims in Michigan with new video

CAMP-Michigan presents : An Islamic Documentary on the Big Screen!
Help Raise Awareness about Muslim History!

For Immediate Release
Mohammed Qureshi, CAMP MI 248.930.6774

June 29 2006
(Canton, MI) – CAMP (Council for the Advancement of Muslim Professionals) International's Michigan chapter will host an event presenting an Islamic Documentary on the Big Screen at the eMagine Theatres in Canton, Michigan on July 22nd 2006 at 11am.

The particular documentary to be shown will be decided upon by attendees of the event, who can register their vote at CAMP Michigan's website ( The documentaries in the running are :

Three Faiths, One God (runtime 116minutes)
Directed by Gerald Krell, the documentary aims to show the similarities between the three major faiths (Christianity, Islam and Judaism) by comparing and contrasting the history of the faiths.

Muhammad, Legacy of a Prophet (runtime 120minutes)
The San Francisco Chronicle's Jonathan Curiel has said of this documentary by Omar Al Qattan and Michael Schwarz, "Riveting, informative and inspiring, ‘Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet’ should almost be required watching for non-Muslims."
Death of a Prophet: The Last Days of Malcolm X (runtime 60minutes)
Directed by Woodie King Jr, and narrated by Morgan Freeman, this documentary tells of the last 24hrs of the great and controversial figure that was Malcolm X.

The event shall begin at 11am, and will be hosted by the Youth & Diversity Coordinator if the Muslim Unity Center of West Bloomfield, Imam Achmat Salie, and will be followed by a lunch at local eatery Panera Bread, where a discussion group will take place.

The aim of the event is to raise awareness about Islam, and allow for fruitfull discussion to take place. CAMP Michigan and its affiliate groups are encouraging muslims from all backgrounds and ethnicities, as well as non-muslims to participate in the event.

Sponsors and supporters include: University Bank of Ann Arbor, The Arab American Professional Network, The Forum and Link magazine, The Pakistani Association of America, The Voice of Pakistan Radio Show and Bridges TV

For more information about CAMP-MI, please contact Mohammed Qureshi at or visit our website at

CAMP Michigan started in February 2003 and launched as the first chapter of CAMP outside of Chicago since the organization was first established in 1994.

Some members of the CAMP Michigan Leadership Team include: President Mohammed Qureshi, Vice President Aasma Aziz, Treasurer Asher Husain, and Secretary Naghmana Siddiqi.

Says president Mohammed Qureshi, “CAMP is a great way for young Muslim professionals to meet one another and network to grow their personal circle, as well as to participate in professional development and community service. When it was mandated that CAMP International would put together events across all its chapters for Katrina Relief, we saw this as the opportunity to help people in a tangible and immediate way.”

Founded in 1994, CAMP has grown to become the premiere networking organization for Muslims from many diverse backgrounds across North America. CAMP strives to provide exciting, social networking as well as community events to foster personal and professional growth for its members. For more information about CAMP, please visit our website at: