new sitcom, Little Mosque on the Prairie, about a fictional Muslim family living in rural Saskatchewan. But instead of hoisting pitchforks, rolling down hills and selling eggs at Oleson's General store like Michael Landon's Ingalls family, this transplanted clan will be trying to interact with the denizens of a little Prairie town in a post Sept. 11 world.
Muslims in Canada (or the west in general) needs to show themselves and expose their backyards to show that they are really like any other human in the upper hemisphere. However, Muslims do not have to over-punish themselves and try to assimilate any difference they might have in order to attrack the praise of the Southern Neighbour. Whatever you do, you would always receive some negative comments. A film would help to clarify some ideas and clear some thoughts. However, what is needed is to really approach the OTHER in this society and build a trust relationship.
One comment from G&M article:
Lorraine M from Canada writes: I am looking forward to seeing this show.
Right now, Muslim and terrorist are synonymous in many people's minds. I think
the show will allow people to see that not all Muslims are extremists - any more
than all Christians are the extremist religious right.
or this one
Phil Morris from Canada writes: As Mark Steyn put it, "Muslim"
is the new "Gay." In other words, only uptight squares fret bout Islam.
At the end of the day, I would not like to comment on all the negative comments that I have seen on the internet but I would like to thank every logical writer and I am proud of the Canadian society that is so open and franc to appraise what is good and to refuse what is bad even it was home-made.
The series would be fun and as Jeff Keay, a CBC spokesman, said:
“The producers recognize that this is a potentially sensitive topic. But the show is a comedy. We hope people will laugh"