Clarion Launches Podcast; First up: ‘Divided Together’

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Clarion Project is launching its first-ever podcast to talk with a variety of Muslim and non-Muslim commentators – even antagonists – to tackle the complex issue of Islamist extremism.

This is the first of our new six part mini-series "Divided Together," which focuses on bringing together people from radically different backgrounds to discuss Islamist extremism.

Divided Together” is co-hosted by Clarion Project Dialogue Coordinator Elliot Friedland and Canadian-Muslim activist Adam Ahmed.

Our flagship episode, "Bubbles," highlights the ideological silos which people inhabit, where different information sources are trusted and even the words we use can have very different meanings, causing people to see the issue of Islamism in very different ways.

Our guests are:

  • Dr. Elham Manea, a Swiss-Yemini Muslim academic, writer and human rights activist who pioneered the Inclusive Mosque Initiative in Switzerland as a humanist and egalitarian Muslim prayer space. Manea is the author of the recently–published book  "Women and Sharia Law."
  • Will T.G. Miller, American-British student working as the publicity and outreach officer for the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain.
  • Khwaja Khusro Tariq, psychiatrist and writer originally from Pakistan now living and working in the United States.
  • Daniel Reichwald, a Zionist and neocon activist from Australia living in New York.
  • Shireen Qudosi, a Muslim reformist and activist based in California originally from Pakistan.

Upcoming episodes will discuss:

  • Where to draw the line between religion and state
  • What governments should do to stop Islamism
  • Which counter extremism policies work best
  • Whether technology is an asset or a liability in the fight against Islamism
  • How interfaith can tackle extremism

Because of the different ways in which people are raised and educated, and the different media we read, everyone has a unique way of seeing the world. Join us for a fascinating insight into how different people see this critical and divisive issue.

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Meira Svirsky

Meira Svirsky is the editor of ClarionProject.org