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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. 

 

Sep 13, 2019

Welcome to our 2nd episode with Angie Gad on We're Just Talking About It!

We continue this week with our first in-studio guest.

In this episode we learn about Angie's work in the Homeland Security field and discuss how she was received in the office. Find out who became her mentor and how they learned to...


Aug 30, 2019

Welcome to Season 3 of We're Just Talking About It!

We kick off our 3rd season of the show with our first in-studio guest,  Angie Gad.

Angie was born in the U.S. but moved to Egypt with her family when she was 16. She describes what it was like being a Muslim in Egypt verse the U.S.

Plus she explains how her unique...


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...