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New Canadian Muslim sitcom--Feedback needed.

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New Canadian Muslim sitcom--Feedback needed.

Postby Mowhawk » Wed Jan 10, 2007 6:32 am

I think it premiered last night in Canada on CBC.

Did anyone see it? How was it? Does it educate or address Muslim stereotypes?

Check their website. You can watch clips of the show.


Little Mosque on the Praire.

OTTAWA, (AFP) - Canada's public broadcaster CBC hopes to lighten religious tensions between this country's Christian majority and Muslims with a new sitcom, "Little Mosque on the Prairie."

The show is a parody of the acclaimed US drama "Little House on the Prairie" (1974-1983), starring Michael Landon and Melissa Gilbert, about the life and adventures of the Ingalls family in the 19th century American West.

But instead of raising pitchforks, tumbling down hills and selling eggs at the general store, this fictional Muslim family struggles to find its place in Canada's vast western prairies in a post-September 11, 2001 world.

CBC spokesman Jeff Keay said Monday the broadcaster has ordered eight episodes and will begin airing them in January.

"The producers recognize that this is a potentially sensitive topic," Keay said.

The Roman Catholic pope Benedict XVI's recent comments on Islam, an alleged Toronto terror plot foiled in June and attacks on mosques have divided Canadians lately, he acknowledged.

"But, the show is a comedy. We hope people will laugh," he said.

Liverpool-born filmmaker Zarqa Nawaz wrote and produced the satire.

Her previous films include "BBQ Muslims" about two brothers who are suspected of being terrorists after their barbecue blows up, and "Real Terrorists Don't Belly Dance."

Her production company is called Fundamentalist Films; its motto is to put the "fun back into fundamentalism," according to its website.

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/12/07/arts/ ... nd&emc=rss

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Postby Copy.&.Paste » Wed Jan 10, 2007 3:35 pm

Salam Moe,

Yes I watched the show last night. Infact I made thread yesterday on "Little Mosque on the Praire". Yet you went and made thread anyways huh? Very Happy

I was worried the show would paint muslims in bad light. But it didn't {well mostly in my view}. Instead it made Muslim stereotypes look ridiculous.

Overall I enjoyed the show and I plan on watching it next week if they air it.

Here are links below on the show. I recommend you don't watched them if you are able to watch or download the whole show .

A clip from CNN on the show and creator

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uT-StoC ... ed&search=

Here another clip from CBC on the show

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUnnG-m8 ... ed&search=


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