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August 15th, 2011
10:14 AM ET

Hotline volunteers answer questions about Islam

You might have seen the billboards along the highway.

The Islamic Circle of North America, an organization for Muslim Americans, has put over 50 billboards across the country to advertise 877-Why-Islam - a 24/7 hotline that people can call to ask questions about the religion.

Callers will get answers from volunteer Muslim Americans answering the phone, who say they're doing it an effort to counter anti-Muslim stereotypes and misinformation in the media.

Today on American Morning, CNN's Carol Costello talks with Asif Mustafa, a Wall Street employee and hotline volunteer, about why he is participating.


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  1. Tanya Kasim

    I'm a Muslim, born and raised, and I haven't had to wear the hijab or marry anyone I didn't want to. That said, I think Muslim women have the right and the choice to finish school and go on to college and work in whatever field they're interested in working, whether it's education, medicine, journalism, etc. I had a father who was liberal in his views about women having the right to live as they feel is right for them, and he attended a Muslim school for boys, which, I will add, taught him to think critically about the religion in which he was raised. In addition, he was taught and raised to respect women. Enough said.

    August 17, 2011 at 7:37 am |