Week of September 14, 2014
Segment 1: Bedroom Jihadist // Where is Muslim Rage Against IS?
What's a nice girl like you doing in a place like this? Muslim women who grew up in well-adjusted, middle-class homes in the West are joining ISIS with the goal of becoming martyrs. For now, their role is confined to the home, marrying jihadists and raising their children. In their free time, they're active on social media recruiting other women to join them. Jamie Dettmer wrote about one of these women for The Daily Beast shar.es/119VDW
Then ... When there's an offensive cartoon or a movie, or when Israel goes to war with Gaza, Muslims around the world are out demonstrating in full force expressing their anger. So, where are all the demonstrations against the atrocities of the Islamic State committed in the name of Islam? Yasmine Bahrani, a Muslim, asked that question in an op-ed for The Washington Post http://wapo.st/1vtKk9y
"I wish they would say, this is nothing we support, this is something that disgusts us, and we reject it. Because when you're quite, it signals agreement."
Segment 2: The Other Islam
Stephen Schwartz, The Other Islam: Sufism and the Road to Global Harmony is a Sufi Muslim who believes that Sufism is the West's natural ally against radical Islam. He describes their history and beliefs.
Week of September 7, 2014
Segment 1: A God Who Hates
When Syrian-American author Wafa Sultan, A God Who Hates: The Courageous Woman Who Inflamed the Muslim World Speaks Out Against the Evils of Islam appeared on the Arabic TV network Al Jazeera, she turned some heads. The segment was translated to English and went viral on the internet. It was viewed by over a million people.
"My problem is with Islam, it’s not with Muslims. It’s with the religion itself, not with the followers. Because I believe 95% if not more of Muslims don’t know the deepness of their religion."
Segment 2: The City of Jerusalem
The world's three monotheistic religions, Judaism, Christianity and Islam all converge on one city - Jerusalem. A documentary film hosted by The Newshour's Ray Suarez, Jerusalem: Center of the World describes the rich history and religious and political significance of this incredible city.