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.
Akbar Ahmed is a professor of Islamic studies at American University and former Pakistani ambassador to the UK. He just completed a year-long study of Islam in America, visiting 100 mosques in 75 cities. His findings are included in a new book, "Journey into America: The challenge of Islam." Watch
(CNN) – The fight over plans to build an Islamic center near the site of the World Trade Center continues to escalate. A new advertisement titled “The audacity of Jihad” aims to prevent the mosque from being built by using graphic footage of 9/11 and militant Muslims. CNN's Allan Chernoff talks to the man behind the controversial new ad. Watch