Last week the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) premiered a new show called “Little Mosque on the Prairie“. I had heard about this show several months ago, but was under the impression it would be a reality TV show, but in the weeks before the premiere I realized it is actually a comedy.
The story follows the lives of a small Muslims community in a typical small prairie town. The first episode was laden with the typical “terrorist” jokes – which I believe were used for the laughs and also to point out the stereotypical belief by many non-Muslims. I do hope that in subsequent episodes they tone down the terrorist jokes.
I really enjoyed the show, especially the quirky sense of humour. It also had a lot of jokes that may not be obvious to the average Canadian who doesn’t know much about Islam. Thankfully I have my darling wife who was raised Muslim and can answer all of my questions about the religion 🙂
If you have access to the CBC [i.e. Canadian and northern States readers] check the show out. You might learn a thing of two 🙂