(SOUTHFIELD, MI, 1/2/2014) – The Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI) today encouraged community members to watch an upcoming premiere of an HBO documentary on Islamophobia, which was filmed in Detroit and features representatives of the Washington, D.C., based Muslim civil rights organization.
"The Education of Mohammad Hussein," which airs Monday, January 6 at 9 p.m. (ET), is a documentary tracking the impact Islamophobia has on both a Detroit student who attends an Islamic school and on his peers and the broader Detroit Muslim community. It also highlights the interfaith community's response to Pastor Terry Jones coming to Dearborn to burn the Quran.
Loki Films, which also produced the awarded winning film DETROPIA, worked in coordination with Al-Ikhlas Training Academy and CAIR-MI on the documentary.
"We welcome such opportunities to partner with filmmakers to highlight how people of goodwill work with American Muslims to challenge bigotry and religious intolerance," said CAIR-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid.
CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
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