CAIR-CAN: LOCAL MUSLIMS BIG ON LITTLE MOSQUE
Halal can be hilarious.
CBC's Little Mosque on the Prairie was already getting big laughs before it debuted last night from an Ottawa-based Muslim group who called it stereotype-busting and just plain funny.
A local comic behind a show dubbed We Ain't Terrorists expected it to be full of yuks, too.
Karl Nickner, of the Canadian Council on American-Islamic Relations, got an advance screening of the sitcom set in the fictional Saskatchewan town of Mercy and called it a good attempt at showing Canada's diversity.
Just as important, added Nickner, "I thought it was funny."
He hopes non-Muslims won't miss some of the jokes, like when a denizen of Mercy overhears the imam talk about washing bodies in the basement and thinks it's a murder plot. It's traditional for Muslim families to wash their loved ones before burial.