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Welcome to "We’re Just Talking About It" (WJTA)

Islam 101: for non-Muslims...

This is an informal conversation about Islam and Muslim cultures.  It's the conversation America should have started on 12 September 2001.  

We talk about everything.  Send us your questions: WJTANC@gmail.com

We talk to people from every Muslim culture...send us an email if you want to be on our show.

The host of “We’re Just Talking About It” is Major (retired) Jason Criss Howk. He is the author of a double award winning Modern English Qur'an interpretation and speaks nationally about Islam. He holds a masters in Middle East studies, is a Malone Fellow in Arab and Islamic Studies, studied Dari and Arabic, and teaches introduction to Islam courses at numerous institutions.

Your producer and co-host is Hollie Fleck owner of Candid Light Films. She has a degree in Broadcast Journalism. She is an Emmy-award winning television news reporter and now runs her own video company. Hollie is curious by nature and always asking questions in hopes of learning and understanding the world we live in. 

 

Aug 16, 2019

We dive right in to episode S2 E15 to discuss the Islamic misconception that, "All Jihad is terrorism." 

Salma breaks down the difference between terrorists claiming to use Jihad and individuals who are "Jihadist." 

"Jihad is a noble struggle for God. It is a struggle that is pleasing to Allah."

Another misconception we...


Aug 2, 2019

Welcome back to Were Just Talking About It. This is Season 2 Episode 14.

This week pick up right where we left off with our guest Salma, talking about common misconceptions of Islam. We dive right into the conversation—asking Salma to explain the misconception that the entire religion of Islam is oppressive to...


Jul 19, 2019

In s2E13 of WJTA we interview a brand new guest, Salma. Salma was in the 1st grade when the Taliban took over in Afghanistan. She and her family went to Pakistan so she could continue school. After the Taliban collapse in 2002, they came back to Afghanistan

Against her parents wishes, Salma decided she wanted to...


Jul 5, 2019

In S2 E12, we wrap up our conversation with Khalil. He talks about the night U.S. troops arrived in Afghanistan and what it meant to him and his fellow Afghans.

We also talk about the current situation in Afghanistan and how the young Afghans are living. Finally, we discuss the transition from war to peace and what that...


Jun 21, 2019

We are back with Khalil from Season 2 Episode 10. In Episode 11, we talk about his interactions with the Taliban and how he survived the violence and Taliban prisons. 

TOPICS:

  • Taliban takeover
  • Khalil is put in prison
  • How to escape the Taliban 
  • Creating their own Enlightenment Movement on...