Sunday, February 5, 2017

Little Mosque on the Prairie: CBC Television

Teaching Islam? The CBC series, Little Mosque on the Prairie, is an excellent sit-com about Muslims in a fictional town in Mercy, Saskatchewan. It features a young Imam who has just moved to the town and confronts many stereotypes in a humorous way.

Not all episodes are suitable for the classroom but a few certainly are and help students to see Muslims as ordinary citizens. Here's the 20 minute first episode which aired in 2006.  You'll meet the town's new Imam, Amaar Rashid.

Here is a review from the New York Times

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