CBC to Tell the Story of 'Little Mosque on the Prairie'

The Canadian Broadcasting Company will launch a new series in January that steals its name from an American classic: Little Mosque on the Prairie.

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STEVE INSKEEP, host:

If you were watching television in the 1970s, or watching reruns anytime since, you know this theme. It's from “Little House on the Prairie.” That famous show is now the inspiration for a new program. It's a Canadian series called “Little Mosque on the Prairie.” It is described as a comedy. It's a light-hearted look at a Muslim family living in a small Canadian town after September 11th.

The creators include a Canadian Muslim filmmaker named Zarqa Nawaz. Her Web site says her production company is putting the fun into fundamentalism.

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