Canada’s CBC network recently launched a new sitcom called Little Mosque on the Prairie that centers on some Muslims who have moved to a rural part of Canada (thus the name). CBC, Canada’s public broadcaster, believes that the series will break down stereotypes and improve relations between Canada’s Christian majority and the Muslim community.
Muslim blogs and forums have been abuzz with commentary on the sitcom, with many believing that this is something of a positive step for Muslims and Islam, whilst others are less than enthusiastic about its significance. Certainly, as Aqoul have pointed out, there was lots of hype surrounding its launch, with some Imams also reported to have told their followers to make sure they watch it. It’s therefore not surprising that it drew an impressive two million viewers for the debut.
Readers can watch the entire episode below.