Wednesday, January 10, 2007

LITTLE MOSQUE ON THE PRAIRIE


Geez, I so wish this were airing in the united states. It looks hilarious. I especially like the quotes from the website (a muslim leader), "We're going to open a mosque in your parish hall- shall you tell Jesus, or shall I?", and (a catholic priest), "Christianity didn't last 2000 years by being charitable."

Apparently this show focuses on the issue of what it means to be a good neighbor.... hmmm I wonder if there is something for the Church to learn from this?

funny stuff.

shalom,
jonathon

6 comments:

gavin richardson said...

i saw a news report on this show and thought how funny, but, we are a humorless society right now when it comes to the islam faith.

revabi said...

what?

Anonymous said...

I saw some of the show last night, and give it a thumbs in the middle rating. Too early to tell how good it will be, but there will be another 7 episodes at least. The first airing took in 2.1 million viewers in Canada, which is a very large number.

Tom said...

"Little Mosque" depends of offensive stereotypes for its humour.

Also, while at times funny, I do wonder about how "real" the situation is. I once saw a show about how the Nazis made two propaganda films about the conflict between the British and the Irish. The films, at least according to those who were interviewed who had seen them were quite good. The only problem was that the people in the movies were not Irish. What I mean by that was that the culture of the Irish portrayed in the films in no way reflected actual Irish culture as I guess the Germans who wrote, produced, and acted in the movies never took the time to get to understand the traditions and feel of the Irish people. It just wasn't important to them because in the end it had nothing to do with the Irish. It was as one commentator of the movies said "Germans talking to Germans".

And that is kind of what I am getting with the "Little Mosque" show. In the end it isn't really about small town Saskatchewan or Muslim communities living within small town Saskatchewan. In the end what it comes down to is just Liberal Urbanite Canadians talking to Liberal Urbanite Canadians, with their political message being far more important to them than whether or not the situation portrayed reflects a real situation in the country accurately enough.

By the way, why does "The She Mayor" remind me so much of the mayor on South Park?

Sean said...

Fred Tupper is very smart.


He is right to be concerned when a foreign element comes into his community and tries to take over.

Look at what happened in Antelope, Oregon, USA during the 1980s.

Yeah, first it was all about tolerance and diversity and all of that. But pretty soon they took over, changed the name of the town and most of the original inhabitants were forced out.

Fred Tupper knows that Mercistan is a real possibility (or is it Merciabad). Especially with She Mayor in the the corner of the Muslims with the hope that she can count on them as a solid voting block for her. In the end though, when the Muslims do gain overwhelming numbers in the community, she might just find herself pushed aside as they are going to want one of their own as mayor. But then again, when it reaches that point She Mayor would probably convert to Islam though I believe the Muslims would see her conversion to Islam for what it is - a lame political ploy.

Anonymous said...

uh...wat do urll no???islam is the greatest religion of all times....urll will understand wen urll roast in hell fire....bt itlll b 2 l8!!