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Muslim sitcom?


So, looks like a sitcom based on being Muslim in post-9/11 North America is in the works. “Little Mosque on the Prairie” is an attempt by its creators (both Muslim and not) to comedically protray stereotypes of Muslims in a manner which will make “Muslims and non-Muslims laugh.”

From the recent NYTimes article: “In an earnest manner not atypical of Canadians, one goal of the show is to explain Muslim behavior, or at least make Muslims seem less peculiar, much as humor about Jews, Italians or gays helped those groups assimilate.”

It’s a good idea, but should be interesting to see if they could pull it off — a Muslim series that actually isn’t cheesy or of amateur material, and at the same time translated in a way everyone can join in on the humour. Guess we just have to wait and see.

Read more about it here

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December 8, 2006 - Posted by | perspectives

9 Comments »

  1. yes i’m waiting with anticipation to watch this every week with my cousin who lives in Saskatchewan. wonder how many of the stereotypes this show projects will be negated by him 🙂

    Comment by Fatima Yamin | January 3, 2007 | Reply

  2. The beauty is in clothes and covering your private parts/body not by showing them to everybody. we need to look diff than animals.

    Comment by Saliman | September 19, 2008 | Reply

  3. Hmm thats strange Saliman, I don’t see muslim men swimming in clothes…Then again, I trust you don’t believe your own retarded arguments for discriminating against women 😉

    Comment by Pieter | January 8, 2009 | Reply

  4. To Pieter, could that be because females are able to lower their gaze more than men?
    p.s. if you don’t see muslim men covered up while swimming don’t assume that they don’t have to. In fact, they must but not to the extent females do. This is simply because the strongest feature a man posses is his eyes ;)i hope that delivered the msg!

    Comment by Laila | February 21, 2009 | Reply

  5. whatever, it is a fact that while muslim men are without many restrictions of personal freedom, muslim women are subject to dominance, supression and restriction. On the contrary, some muslims justify saying that full clothing like the veil gives more freedom and dignity to women. If that is so, why raise a hue and cry even to the extent of death threat when a muslim girl chooses to wear a bikini or move without a veil. So funny we still are made to believe in the name of god that restricts only the freedom of women and not men! what a fun and sad state made of by our mullahs and ultra-egoistic stone age animals!

    Comment by halima | March 14, 2009 | Reply

  6. Woman has to cover her body,because beautiful of woman when she wears clothes but not when she is naked.
    You just try to see woman when she is wearing clothes and you will see the pretty.

    Comment by naji | April 3, 2009 | Reply

  7. lol , those guys who lives only to critics Islam are so retards, i watched a Movie ( taken from a true story ) , about the catholic Ireland , in early times they were just put girls in religious person for excuse of protecting the faithful society from them even if they didn’t do anything guilty , a story of them that one of them was a little beautiful and guys were like to open conversations with her, the manager of her school saw that and sent her to that prison to protect the society of her, another story was one of them been raped by her cousin , and when her family knew sent her to the prison and the cousin stayed free, lol , and in the prison there were a staff of terrorism NUNS that were abusing them sexually and make them stands naked in lines and keep make jokes about their bodies , lol , this is a part of Christianity , and no wonder why folks abandoning it now, and in Judaism you can find more than that , and in all other faiths are more and more, in the end , who critics others beliefs just because he doesn’t believe in it and judge it through his own point of view IS IGNORANT UNFAITHFUL OF ANY THING EVEN HIS OWN BELIEF .. THANKS

    Comment by Hady | May 16, 2009 | Reply

  8. Islam is such a crock. When you fully understand the logic they use you realize this is a religion of the gullible.

    What is most shocking yet they fail to realize it is that not much is true in Islam. And to top it off truth has little meaning in Islam ???? So then what is Islam but a series of lies… Not a religion but a set of poorly crafted lies the foolish follow.

    Who then encourages lies? We then as a society seperate from this lie called Islam must do nothing to promote this lie deeper in society.

    This lie must be exposed for what it is and if they fail to see it then so be it but it musr not be promoted or encouraged by any means in non Islamic societies

    Comment by Redhogg | July 5, 2010 | Reply

  9. listen all of you Islam is the best thing ever
    and the motherfucker who but this picture is a peace of horse shitt, iam gone come to fuck his life soon watch your ass bitch , by the way this picture is your fucking girls not ours you stupid dump fuck..

    trhwarez , Muslim 4ever

    Comment by iam a muslim and iam proud | April 30, 2011 | Reply


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