I'm conducting a research on a Canadian show "Little Mosque On The Prairie" that focuses on the Muslim population in the prairie town of Mercy (a fictional town). For those of you who are interested in watching the show, you can do so over here: http://www.alluc.org/alluc/tv-shows....egory_uid=4583
For those of you who are non-Muslim, you can leave your views on it as well, but I'm speficially looking at how the Muslim audience is viewing the show, and whether they think the themes on the show reflect the lives of the Muslims.
I came up with few questions that I have been asking around people, and I would love it if you could leave some of your opinions as well, since I will be looking for patters in all the answers. Your help is GREATLY appreciated.
Few questions (you don't have to asnwer them all, just pick the ones that you like):
1) What do you think of the show “Little Mosque on the Prairie”, is it a positive reflection of the lives that Muslims lead in Canada? If not, what themes of the show made you think otherwise?
2) Do you feel as though Muslims are justifying the religion to the west, which at this point is seemed as the “superior” civilization? (By justifying, I mean making it seem that Muslims live a normal life just like everybody else in Canada). Please explain.
3) Are there any themes on the show that you think actually reflect the Muslim way of life in a successful and genuine matter (dressing codes, the music that’s used, the way the characters interact and talk to each other, and etc).
4) Had the 9/11 events not had happened; would the show be as popular as it is now?
5) Why do you think the show was generating so much more buzz in the U.S. than in Canada?
Thanks again, everyone!