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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.

Filed under: Islam
September 10th, 2010
10:18 AM ET
September 7th, 2010
11:07 AM ET
August 12th, 2010
10:31 AM ET

Islam's "virtual battle"

A group of young and tech-savvy moderate Muslims are trying to turn the tide against the growing number of radical messages online. It's an uphill trek but one they say has to be done. CNN's Deb Feyerick tracks Islam's virtual battle.

Filed under: Islam
August 9th, 2010
01:45 PM ET

Video: Is opposition to Muslim houses of worship growing?

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 Video

Filed under: American Morning • Islam
July 20th, 2010
11:00 AM ET

Ground Zero mosque ad stirs emotions

Scott Wheeler runs a small political action committee called the Republican National Trust, which has no ties to the Republican Party.

(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 Video

Related: Islamophobia and the Muslim center at Ground Zero

Filed under: AM Original • Controversy • Islam • Religion
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