'Little Mosque on Prairie' Puts Muslims in a Sitcom

July 17, 2007

Author: Curt Brown

Source: Star Tribune


Kashif Saroya cringed when his e-mail inbox started buzzing about a new Canadian TV sitcom called "Little Mosque on the Prairie."

So the executive adviser to the Muslim Youth of Minnesota started downloading 10-minute snippets off YouTube.

"I just couldn't stop laughing," said Saroya, of Blaine. "Some people think it reinforces stereotypes about Muslims and Islam, but I think comedy is a great way to dispel those stereotypes by humanizing the Muslim character in a positive way."