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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:

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. 


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 she felt trapped by her own religion.

We also talk about her grandparents late decision to begin strictly following the faith; and we wrap up by talking about what her hope is for her own future and other Muslims who choose to leave Islam behind.