Muslim Americans on What ‘Jihad’ Actually Means

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If you’re a regular Fox News viewer, perhaps you think the word “jihad” means “a looming holy war that’s coming soon to your suburban home.” Well, you’d be wrong.

Splinter is teaming up with Smartypants Pictures to premiere the second season of The Secret Life of Muslims, a video series with a view on modern Islam you’re not getting on cable news. Episode one, “Jihad,” features American Muslims (including Ismael Loutfi, Wajahat Ali, Ahamed Weinberg, Mona Shaik, Kathreen Khavari, and others) diving into the real meaning behind the word— mostly in terms of how it relates to dessert.


Check out new episodes of The Secret Life of Muslims every Wednesday.

Alex Clark is a video journalist and filmmaker covering social inequality, the internet and American politics. He's a Senior Producer at GMG and instructs video at Columbia Journalism School.

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