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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:

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Country:

Canada

Language:

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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Give it a chance - I did
10 January 2007 | by flatfootcdbSee all my reviews

Not being a great fan of the CBC network I have to say they might get my attention with this show. This show pokes fun with mild satire at the average persons concept of folks from the Middle East. This will be a hit if the writers can break the stereo typing that seems to come from the medias attempt to blanket just the negative elements of everyday life. CBC's leap of faith is to be commended. I don't know if an American network could pull this off as their sitcoms seem to be floundering for the last decade or so. I'm old - poke - poke 50 years old. I am willing to give this show a chance - beats the heck out of all these other shows they base on life. Thank you CBC.


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