Little Mosque on the Prairie (2007–2012)

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A satirical look at a Muslim community living in Canada.

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Series cast summary:
Zaib Shaikh ...
 Amaar Rashid (91 episodes, 2007-2012)
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 Rayyan Hamoudi (91 episodes, 2007-2012)
Debra McGrath ...
 Mayor Ann Popowicz (91 episodes, 2007-2012)
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 Baber Siddiqui (91 episodes, 2007-2012)
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 Fred Tupper (91 episodes, 2007-2012)
Arlene Duncan ...
 Fatima Dinssa (91 episodes, 2007-2012)
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 Sarah Hamoudi / ... (91 episodes, 2007-2012)
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 Yasir Hamoudi (69 episodes, 2007-2011)
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 Reverend Duncan Magee (52 episodes, 2007-2011)
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 Mercy Resident / ... (50 episodes, 2007-2010)
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 Reverend William Thorne (43 episodes, 2009-2012)
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The location is Mercy Saskatchewan, a small town in the Canadian prairies. A small but devout community of Muslims has settled there, headed by community leader Yasir Hamoudi, a local building contractor. He is married to Sarah, a Caucasian ex-Christian who has converted to Islam for her husband. Their adult daughter, Rayyan, is a feminist Muslim doctor. The religious leader of the Muslim community - the Imam - is Amaar Rashid, a young, Canadian-born ex-lawyer from Toronto, who came to Mercy to replace Baber Siddiqui, who was deemed too extreme by many in the Mercy Muslim community. The local diner is run by Fatima Dinssa, a Nigerian Muslim who is strict about her religion but more liberal in her cultural values. The Muslims in Mercy are co-existing with their Christian neighbors, sometimes harmoniously, sometimes not. Reverend Duncan Magee welcomes his Muslim neighbors, especially if they enhance the social and economic fabric of the community and his parish. Likewise, Mayor Ann ... Written by Huggo

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9 January 2007 (Canada)  »

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A Mesquita da Pradaria  »

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When the series finale aired in April 2012 the CBC negotiated distribution deals in 92 foreign countries including Israel. Ironically, at that time, it did not air on any television outlet within the United States; Canada's next door neighbor. It has now been made available streaming over the Internet, for American customers, on the Hulu network. See more »

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Boring!
13 July 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Little Mosque is one of the most boring CBC comedies I have ever seen. They have a way of producing the easiest comedy programming they can for the oldest most-easily-offended viewers which for CBC means 85 year old farmers in Saskatchewan. The jokes are all predictable and so deathly lame I can't believe it. The performances are very hammy and over acted but I don't blame the actors since those kind of one dimensional stereotyped characters are probably exactly what the CBC asked for and demanded. Very lame show with bad jokes they tried to present as "controversial" well it is less controversial than the other boring CBC comedies like The Hour Has 22 Minutes, Royal Canadian Air Farce and Rick Mercer's Report.


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