Apr 12, 2019
Welcome to s2e6 of WJTA. Today we are wrapping up our 3-part conversation with Junaid. We are asking the deeper, philosophical questions like:
-Should you be able to question your own religion?
-What would a Muslim-majority government look like?
-Are religious texts open to interpretation.
Let us know what you think...
Mar 29, 2019
In this episode, we continue out conversation with American-Muslim, former U.S. Army solider, Junaid.
We start with his life, after active-duty. Juanid talks about his responsibility as an American-Muslim to counter violent extremism and shares how he goes about his mission.
We continue to learn and discuss how...
Mar 15, 2019
In this week's episode we interview an American Muslim soldier who grew up in Bradford, PA, the son of Muslim South Asian immigrant physicians. Unlike his other siblings, Junaid diverged from the stereotypically favored medical career path by joining the United States Army in 2001. He finished basic training a few...
Mar 1, 2019
In this episode, we wrap up our conversation with ex-Muslim, Omayma. We begin by talking about the topic of the "guardianship program" in many Muslim cultures.
Omayma likens it to a parent-child relationship that remains throughout a woman's entire life.
Omayma talks about how the program impacted her childhood and how...
Feb 15, 2019
In S2 Ep2 of WJTA, we continue the conversation with ex-muslim, Omayma. In the first episode, Omayma shared stories of what it was like growing up in a strict, muslim home.
Omayma now talks about what it was like leaving Islam, the transformation and finding her identity. Three years after leaving the religion, she...