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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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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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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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Good Idea, Awful Show...
26 April 2008 | by randycoatesSee all my reviews

The CBC has coughed up a lot of awful comedies over the years. Air Farce comes to mind. And now Little Mosque on the Prairie. This was supposed to be a controversial show that pushes the envelope with big laughs. Well, I was right to assume that this show would not be very controversial and wrong to assume that any laughs might be forth-coming.

This show relies on stereotypes to sell the same old tired jokes. It is fitting the show is set in the prairies because these are jokes you can see coming from ten miles away. Typically they'll set up a joke, you'll think "I wonder what the twist will be because there's no way they are going with such a predictable joke", and then they'll do that predictable joke, and then you'll groan and wonder why you gave this show another chance.

I've sat through five episodes of this show and I want my 2 1/2 hours back. CBC please stop spending our tax dollars on such awful shows. It's a good premise and I recognize some good actors in the show but this show is just not funny, not interesting, not controversial, not good at all.


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