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Little Mosque on the Prairie

Little Mosque on the Prairie is a new Canadian sitcom about Muslims in rural Canada. The series stars Sitara Hewitt, Zaib Shaikh, Carlo Rota and Manoj Sood.

Friday, January 12, 2007 - Posted by | Comedy, Humor, Islam, Lifestyle, Videos

2 Comments »

  1. Are you able to watch it in Malaysia? Unfortunately, nobody in Bangladesh can see it.

    Comment by zeeshanhasan | Friday, January 12, 2007 | Reply

  2. “Little Mosque” depends of offensive stereotypes for its humour.

    Also, while at times funny, I do wonder about how “real” the situation is. I once saw a show about how the Nazis made two propaganda films about the conflict between the British and the Irish. The films, at least according to those who were interviewed who had seen them were quite good. The only problem was that the people in the movies were not Irish. What I mean by that was that the culture of the Irish portrayed in the films in no way reflected actual Irish culture as I guess the Germans who wrote, produced, and acted in the movies never took the time to get to understand the traditions and feel of the Irish people. It just wasn’t important to them because in the end it had nothing to do with the Irish. It was as one commentator of the movies said “Germans talking to Germans”.

    And that is kind of what I am getting with the “Little Mosque” show. In the end it isn’t really about small town Saskatchewan or Muslim communities living within small town Saskatchewan. In the end what it comes down to is just Liberal Urbanite Canadians talking to Liberal Urbanite Canadians, with their political message being far more important to them than whether or not the situation portrayed reflects a real situation in the country accurately enough.

    By the way, why does “The She Mayor” remind me so much of the mayor on South Park?

    Comment by Tom | Tuesday, February 6, 2007 | Reply


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