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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

The host of “We’re Just Talking About It” is Major retired Jason Criss Howk. He is the author of an award winning Modern English Qur'an interpretation and speaks nationally about Islam. He holds a masters in Middle East 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 7, 2018

Thanks for tuning in to episode No. 9 of WJTA. 

We continue our conversation with Muslim American writer, Shireen Qudosi. In this 20 minute episode we talk about what it's like for her, raising her son in a post 9-11 world and how she lets her son explore his own identity and beliefs. 

Shireen talks about "breaking the conveyor belt" and questioning what we believe and why we believe it.

We take a look at the education system in our country and how it disables critical, original thinking in her opinion.

And we discuss the disturbing tradition of Female Genital Mutilation in other countries.