‘Does Islam need an intervention and a reformation? Or are Muslims and their faith being scapegoated and unfairly demonized?’ These were the central questions of the pilot podcast ‘The Interruption’. Wajahat Ali invited three Muslims to talk about social issues concerning Islam and Muslim communities. Mehdi Hasan, Rabia Chaudry and Haroon Moghul discuss a variety of topics, each one of them contributing their own perspectives and expertise.
Seldom have I heard such an interesting discussion about the issues we struggle with today as Muslims. Not only were the guests people who actually knew what they’re talking about, there was a whole new framework that was implemented here. The standard media frames that always pull every issue into the corner of extremism and radicalization, were finally countered. How? By a not-so-simple thing called nuance. I would like to tell you more about it, but I don’t want to be a spoiler. So we included the podcast, to force you to hear the other side of the story. And yes, it’s worth listening to.