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    Posted: 05 January 2007 at 4:46am

Assalamu alaikum,

Check out this new Canadian television sit-com:

http://www.littlemosque.ca/

Here is an article about the show from the Toronto Star:

The world media have landed in Toronto to report on a CBC comedy that has yet to air but has a tantalizing title: Little Mosque on the Prairie.

The attention is gratifying yet also a bit puzzling to Zarqa Nawaz, a 39-year-old filmmaker who's the heart and soul of Little Mosque, a comedy about Muslims living in a Canadian prairie town.

After all, the show doesn't premiere until Tuesday at 8:30 p.m.

"A lot of people writing about it haven't even seen it yet," said Nawaz yesterday in Yonge-Dundas Square, where "the world's biggest halal chicken shawarma" was being served to promote the show.

"People are assuming because of the title and subject matter that it's going to be really controversial and political. But it's just a comedy that happens to have Muslim people in it."

A segment was to air on CNN's Paula Zahn Now last night after a crew visited Little Mosque's west-end Toronto set. (Zahn herself did not visit, as wrongly reported previously.) The New York Times, BBC Radio, Associated Press, Houston Chronicle and countless blogs have also run items on Little Mosque.

At yesterday's un-CBC-like event, friendly camels were on hand, including one that shared a shawarma with one of the show's stars, Boyd Banks. He plays the resident redneck who is suspicious of the mosque goings-on in the fictional town of Mercy.

"Let's face it, after Sept. 11 we all had racist thoughts," Banks said. "I know I had them and I'm not proud of that. It would be nice, wouldn't it, if this show could end some of the prejudices people have about Muslims."

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Quote muslimwikipedia Replybullet Posted: 10 January 2007 at 1:29pm
Little Mosque on the Prairie
A new sitcom centered around a small community mosque in the prairie's in Canada. It debued on CBC on Tuesday the 9th.  It hopes to dispell steretypes by portraying muslim life using comedy

http://www.muslimwikipedia.com/mw/index.php/Little_Mosque_on _the_Prairie
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Quote USA-NIQAABI Replybullet Posted: 11 January 2007 at 4:30am

Assalamu'Alaikum,

I liked it...a little modern for me not really what mainstream muslim families represent but I think it's a good show and if they come up with more good episodes they'll make a good impression.

The thing I would like to see is a few less puns' and a few more words in the script like Alhamdulillah, Insha'Allah, Bismillah, and SubhanAllah.

There was one word of profanity that caused a huge "UMMMMMMMMM" from my kids that was the H_ LL word that the mayor used so profanity should go!

We used to live in a small community so I can remember what it was like before we had a masjid and what it was like when we had a br. that came into the community and gave the community a facility to use so from that stand-point I think it was very realistic.

I plan on watching it every Monday I caught the encore airing on Wednesday at 8pm so I think Monday at 9pm will be a better time slot for me to watch it won't interfere with Isha'....I wonder if they did that on purpose?

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