June 12, 2007 12:42pm CST
Yes, you've read that correctly...Canada's CBC television started showing a programme last summer called "Little Mosque On The Prairie". This is a lightly humoured, half hour comedy about a group of practicers of Islam to start a Mosque in a small western Canadian town. This show is cleverly written and directed (by an Islamic woman) and touches issues and stereotypes in a humourous way as well as educates us about Muslims and the Islamic faith. This programme has now started to be broadcast in countries around the world. I highly recommend that if you find out it is being broadcast in your area/country, that you watch it - it's well worth it!
12 Jun 07
I'm Canadian and have watched this show from it's beginnings. I love it. I laugh right out loud a lot of the time. I am truly happy that in Canada we can make things like this and not be worried about it becoming "racial" or being labeled "racist" or whatever. I think it also is a good adaptation of real life in a small Canadian town and the true reaction to ahving a Mosque built in one. I hope that this show can work to show that msulims aren't terrorists and that they are people like anyone else. I think it is humourous and think everyone should watch it.
25 Jun 07
I really hope that this programme is shown in Muslim countries so that they, too, will see that we (Canadians) try to be understanding and one way that works to educate us, is humour. People are more willing to watch if they think they will be entertained. This show does a really good job of touching subjects (like the women's head scarf and the importance of prayer to Islam) and explaining what they mean to Muslims.