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Little Mosque on the Prairie 

A satirical view at a Muslim community living in Mercy, Saskatchewan, Canada.

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Zarqa Nawaz
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Series cast summary:
Zaib Shaikh ...  Amaar Rashid 91 episodes, 2007-2012
Sitara Hewitt ...  Rayyan Hamoudi 91 episodes, 2007-2012
Debra McGrath ...  Mayor Ann Popowicz 91 episodes, 2007-2012
Manoj Sood ...  Baber Siddiqui 91 episodes, 2007-2012
Neil Crone ...  Fred Tupper 91 episodes, 2007-2012
Arlene Duncan Arlene Duncan ...  Fatima Dinssa 91 episodes, 2007-2012
Sheila McCarthy ...  Sarah Hamoudi / ... 91 episodes, 2007-2012
Carlo Rota ...  Yasir Hamoudi 69 episodes, 2007-2011
Derek McGrath ...  Reverend Duncan Magee 52 episodes, 2007-2011
Kashif Khan Kashif Khan ...  Mercy Resident / ... 50 episodes, 2007-2010
Brandon Firla ...  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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Official Sites:

CBC [Canada]

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Canada

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English

Release Date:

9 January 2007 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

A Mesquita da Pradaria See more »

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CAD 700,000 (estimated)
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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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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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Featured in The Hour: Episode #7.88 (2011) See more »

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Melodramic and Stereotypical
14 July 2012 | by kelrivasSee all my reviews

I enjoyed the first three seasons, and put up with the corny lines and plots because I like the chemistry of the actors playing characters with stories you want to see unfold (like Aamar and Rayyan). The actors are good contrary to what people are saying here. However, by the fourth season I got sick of the poor writing and the stinky directing. I am sick of the melodrama and the prejudice agenda as well which oozes everywhere. This show is about as anti-Christian as it gets. Every Christian character is either a right wing bigot or a left wing idiot. No joke.

I enjoyed watching the discussion of cultural differences, but Muslims are not always right and Christians are not always nut jobs. For example the show is accepting about showing a Christian leaving their faith to become Muslim, but just the opposite reception happens when the shoe is on the other foot. This is tolerance? They screwed up a loving 30+ year marriage of two committed people because an actor had to leave. Death would have been truer to the characters from a writer's perspective because in the real world people with moral values (whether Christian or Muslim) do not just end a long-lasting loving marriage because of a few challenges. Not worth watching 6 seasons!


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