Al Jazeera America's “The Interruption,” a podcast hosted by Wajahat Ali, aims to get past packaged talking points to engage viewpoints often overlooked by the headlines in an in-depth conversation about pressing social and political issues of the day.
Our pilot podcast asks: “Does Islam need a reformation? Or, are Muslims, and their faith, being unfairly scapegoated and demonized?”
We invited three well-known writers to do an audit of their faith as it is lived in diverse Muslim communities, to separate reality from sensationalism and offer some new thinking.
This is a pilot. Please let us know what you think by leaving a comment below. What other subjects would you like to see covered?
Mehdi Hasan is the presenter of 'Head to Head' on Al Jazeera English, a contributor to the Guardian and the former political editor of The New Statesman and then political director of the Huffington Post UK.
Rabia Chaudry is a national security fellow at the New America Foundation, president of the Safe Nation Collaborative, an attorney, writer and frequent public speaker, and co-host of the hit podcast Undisclosed: the State vs Adnan Sayed.
Haroon Moghul is a Senior Correspondent at Religion Dispatches and previously a Fellow at the Center on National Security at Fordham Law. He is a graduate student at Columbia University.
Intro music: "Night Owl" by Broke For Free (http://brokeforfree.com/)