(WASHINGTON, D.C., 10/5/04) – On Tuesday, October 12, Fine Media Group will
hold a news conference in Washington, D.C., to announce the nationwide
theatrical release of a feature-length animated film that chronicles the
early life and teachings of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad.
Release of “Muhammad: The Last Prophet” is scheduled to coincide with Eid
ul-Fitr, the holiday marking the end of the Islamic fast of Ramadan. The
90-minute film, produced by the creators of animated classics such as “The
King and I” and “The Fox and the Hound” for Badr International, will be
shown in theaters in 37 U.S. and Canadian cities for one week beginning
November 14. (SEE: http://www.finemediagroup.com. Because of Islamic
traditions prohibiting the visual representation of religious figures, no
images of the Prophet Muhammad appear in the film.)
WHAT: News Conference Announcing Release of “Muhammad: The Last Prophet”
WHEN: Tuesday, October 12, 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: National Press Club, Murrow Room, 13th Floor, National Press
Building, 14th and F Streets, N.W., Washington, D.C.
CONTACT: Oussama Jammal, President, Fine Media Group, 708-636-2003,
“This is an exciting opportunity for parents and children of all faiths to
learn more about an historic figure like Prophet Muhammad and events that
shaped today’s world,” said CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad. “The
release of this film in theaters also offers a chance to interact with
American Muslims in a learning environment.” Awad urged Muslims to purchase
tickets for distribution to their friends and neighbors.
Recent CAIR research has shown that anti-Muslim prejudice decreases when
people have access to accurate information about Islam and relate to
CAIR, America’s largest Islamic civil liberties group, has 29 regional
offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada.
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