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/)
Nepal's bloody civil war ended in 2006 when a Comprehensive Peace Accord was signed between the Maoist rebels and the Nepali state in Kathmandu. Since then, the high hopes have given way to pessimism, as the democratic transition has been delayed. Relatives of people who disappeared or got killed during the war are still waiting for closure. Al Jazeera tells this story through the eyes of the Nepali people.
Story By Saif Khalid
Narrated by Dima Shaibani
The reVIEW speaks to Director of News, Salah Negm, about the ISIL naming dilemma, why the network indulges title-changes and who makes the final call. To watch the full interview, visit: aje.me/BTS and click on 'reVIEW: Uncut'.