Is a Muslim Sit-Com the Answer to Our Problems?


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CBS anchor Katie Couric recently went on record deploring the “bigotry” and “seething hatred” that Muslims are supposed to be facing in the U.S., and proposing a “Muslim version of the Cosby Show” as a remedy to this lamentable situation. Of course, Ms. Couric’s reading of America’s ostensible anti-Muslim attitude is total nonsense of the sort associated with the political delirium of the “progressivist” class. The American people on the whole are probably among the most tolerant to be found anywhere in the world, with the glaring exception of the scandal-mongering left that has falsely donned the egalitarian mantle.

Apart from the sheer absurdity of Ms. Couric’s suggestion, there is also a dramatis personae problem. Who would such a TV show include among its characters, wonders Abigail Esman in a FrontPage Magazine article: wannabe Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad, or Farooque Ahmed who planned to bomb Washington’s Metrorail stations, or Nadal Malik Hassan who slaughtered his fellow soldiers at Ford Hood? But why stop there? How about Dallas resident Yasser Abdel Said who did away with his two teenage daughters for dating unapproved boys? Or Zein Issa in St. Louis who killed his daughter for dating an African-American? Or Chaudhry Rashid in Jonesboro, Georgia, who strangled his daughter for trying to leave an arranged marriage? Or Mohammed Shojaeifard of Roslyn, New York, who shot his estranged wife, mother-in-law and young daughter? To name just a few.

Indeed, several of the 9/11 nineteen trained and operated in the U.S. Perhaps some of their thespian impersonators might make a cameo appearance on the hypothetical al-Cosby show, trading jokes with the rest of the cast. The comic material would be inexhaustible: honor killings, wife beating, polygamy, martyrdoms, dhimmitude, jizzya, blowing up churches, incinerating buildings, Jew-bashing, slavery, lawfare, paramilitary recruiting—the laughs just keep on coming. That should put America at ease and salve Ms. Couric’s tender soul.

Here in the Great White North, we have already mounted a Muslim-friendly sit-com, courtesy of the left-leaning Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, called Little Mosque on the Prairie. It is filled with babbling pseudo-Muslims who have  little in common with their real-world compatriots. The women on the show are Westernized females in silky chadors lording it over their men like not-so desperate housewives. The clean-shaven, jeans-clad, latte-quaffing, yuppie imam exists nowhere in Islam. The sort of problems which the little community must resolve—whether the fast of Ramadan ends with cucumber sandwiches or goat stew—are offensively disingenuous efforts to minimize the threat of a slickly encroaching Islamic ethos. The stated intention of Little Mosque’s creator, Zarqa Nawaz, is to put the “fun back into fundamentalism” and to give people “a sense that Muslims have so many similarities to non-Muslims…It’s the same issues, you know, a father and his rebellious teenage daughter…just because you’re Muslim your standards may be a little bit different, but they’re still the same issues.”

One begs to differ, if one must beg at all. Pace Ms. Nawaz, standards tend to be a lot different. Muslim daughters have good reason to fear their fathers and brothers who often regard rebelliousness as a capital offence. The three daughters of Muslim-Canadian business man Muhammad Shafia, who were found drowned in a car at the bottom of the Rideau Canal near Kingston, Ontario, might attest to the truth that programs like Little Mosque labor to dissemble. So might 16-year old Aqsa Parvez, murdered by her father for refusing to wear the hijab, or 20-year-old Khatera Sadiqi gunned down by her brother, along with her fiancé, for the crime of asserting her independence.

Little Mosque on the Prairie is an averting fiction, a fantasy which has no reality outside the heads of multiculti CBC executives and a politically indifferent audience. True, all sit-coms are averting fantasies and are meant to be reassuringly non-controversial. But in cases like this one, the subject is already heavily politicized and bears the clear implications of social disquietude, if not outright menace. There are far too many troubling, real-life characters “out there”—convinced jihadists, second-generation extremists, terror mentors, fundamentalist preceptors, inflammatory imams, philosophical enablers and practicing killers—to allow for a calming immunity to the actual.

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  • Chezwick_Mac

    Great article Dave…well-written, no punches pulled.

  • imnokuffar

    The stated intention of Little Mosque’s creator, Zarqa Nawaz, is to put the “fun back into fundamentalism”

    I nearly pissed myself laughing !

    How about for the cast an old hag wielding a razor blade and practicing a little FGM on a small girl.

    I am convinced that the Multicultists are absolutely insane.

    Great article.

    Thankyou

  • kafir4life

    Is a muslim sit-co the answer? What the heck is the question???
    I have regular belly laughs over muslims every day anyway! They don't need a sit-com (altho' it'd probably be a hoot, like reading a cair press release, or watching muslimas attempt to eat while wearing the full burkee) to be laughed at! The false prophet mohamat hisself, dougie hooper, and texas islamists with Internet doctored muslimas ARE pretty funny (Cha ching! I love that!). They may even be able to use the buffoons call to prayer that sounds like the Oscar Meyer Bologna jingle.

  • oldwolves

    How about a show with those fun and wacky nutty Nazzies? Daddy Adolf and Mama Braun And their hilarious exploits with their neighbors , the Polands and the Checks! What fun! God help us…

  • muchiboy

    All I can say to David Solway is "lighten up",else get that protruding hemorrhoid of yours lanced.It's obviously causing you great irritation and distress.Same for the posters.You guys really need a large dose of laughter and could certainly benefit from a world class media network like our CBC radio or TV.muchiboy

    • Satori_In_TO

      Haven't watched CBC for decades. I do tune in every now and then to get a first-hand taste of the latest CBC disaster, as I did with LITTLE MOSQUE ON THE PRAIRIE.

      CBC's latest topical sitcom disaster is entitled IN SECURITY. Truly and genuinely horrible, but perhaps a tad better than LITTLE MOSQUE.

      The Canadian Bull$hit Corporation is Canada's answer to the New York Times, but probably is a tad-more truth-challenged than its American counterpart.

  • oldwolves

    Sorry muchiboy ,
    But it's a grown ups job to worry about grown up things. You just go play with the other children and let the grown ups talk.

  • DogWithoutSlippers

    Maybe Couric can make a guest appearance……theme: TV ANchor weighs in for muslim terror

  • RiverFred

    That would be really tricky to air, any slip up mocking Islam and the prophet will cause a fatwa to to be issued to kill the actors.

    • Michael

      Yo Dissappointed , Just imagine the backlash and outrage if Christians had flown those plane on 9-11. Just imagine that same outrage by the MSM if Christians were bombing their own places of worship and mutilating young girls and commiting honor killings. Just imagine Christians carrying signs proclaiming "KIll those who Insult Christianity" over the so called "Piss Christ" art. Get a clue Mr. "Why can't we all get along."
      American Christian Infidel
      Michael Canzano

    • http://madaboutmahound.blogspot.com/ Gary Rumain

      If the actors are arselifters, I don't view that as a problem.

  • dissappointed

    I think this string of conversations has extremes on both ends, with no realistic comments or thoughts. Sure, bad apples ruin the bunch, but not every Muslim plans on bombing American buildings. Just saying…

    That being said, it is not in good tact to create a muslim sitcom, anymore than it would be to make a show called "The Baptists"

    In today's age, we need to keep religion more private, because there is no solution to keep everyone, or even a significant amount of everyone, happy.

    Before people bash the left-wingers, think about what you are really saying.

    Before left-wingers post your heated comments, think about where you are posting them. This website isn't for you.

    • ziontruth

      "Sure, bad apples ruin the bunch,…"

      What if the whole tree is bad? You know, like from the roots?

      "…but not every Muslim plans on bombing American buildings."

      Agreed, only a minority actually does the dirty work. The majority just gives them support, if only by screaming "Islamophobia!" every time it's suggested Islam might have something to do with it.

      • Satori_In_TO

        Touche! I'm waiting for that "silent majority of moderate Muslims" we keep hearing about to show themselves. I've concluded that the Left still enjoys "invisible friends".

  • Michael

    We are mired in the path of "Insanity" and Katie Koran Kouric is one of the MSM's many leaders . The truth is now a crime. God ,help us !
    American Christian Infidel
    Michael Canzano

  • Gerald Treffinger

    There is none so blind as he that refuseth to see . GHT

  • Chiggles

    Anyone else remember the SNL skit, "The Bel-Arabs"? Now that could be a muslim sitcom I'd watch.

  • Laurie

    Anybody else think Katie could have been blackmailed into speaking as she did? It was so bizarre, even for her.

  • Chezwick_Mac

    DISAPPOINTED: "In today's age, we need to keep religion more private, because there is no solution to keep everyone, or even a significant amount of everyone, happy."

    RESPONSE: You've accidentally made the anti-Muslim case in this sentence…and shot down your lame attempt at finding a middle ground. Muslims are driven by doctrine and tradition to push their religion BEYOND the "private" and into the public sphere. Sharia is designed to impose Islamic law and mores onto the broader society. All Muslims are religiously obligated to work towards its implimentation (even if many neglect this obligation).

    How can we "keep religion more private" when Islam is – by its very essence – not just a religion, but a political, military, legal, and cultural doctrine?

  • Paul

    Is a Muslim Sit-Com the Answer to Our Problems?

    Yes, but only if it used to showcase living under Islam and Shari law in its true form. The Catch-22 though is that the Sit-Com would become a Horror story.

    "Allah did not create man so that he could have fun. The aim of creation was for mankind to be put to the test through hardship and prayer. An Islamic regime must be serious in every field. There are no jokes in Islam. There is no humor in Islam. There is no fun in Islam. There can be no fun and joy in whatever is serious." — Ayatollah Khomeini

    • Satori_In_TO

      Yup, is seems that even suggesting that Islam can be a hoot is "blasphemy".

      BTW, doesn't one have to be a member/believer in a religion in order to be capable of blasphemy? That's how it works with every other religion. As such, making factual statements such as "The prophet mohammad was a psychotic 7th century pedophile warlord" cannot possibly be blasphemous on my part since I am not a muslim (and never will be!). Just sayin'…

  • Ghostwriter

    Hopefully,the CBC isn't planning on exporting this show to the U.S. I don't think it would play well here.

    • Satori_In_TO

      It's been sold to a number of international markets, incl some in the USA, I believe. Amazing what CRAP entertains the left, isn't it?

  • USMCSniper

    Yes we should have a Muslim Sitcom, like "All In The Muslim Family" with the father being an anti American anti semitic pro-jihadist Palestinian, with four wives, a son, and two daughters. The son has converted to Christianity and joined the Marine Corps and is off to Afghanistan and tells his father he wants to be the first kid in the Muslim community to kill ten al Qaeda, and one daughter is dating a gangbanger negro with freadlocks, and the other daughter has converted to Judism and is living with an orthox Jew from Israel. Yep…, that'll work!

    • Satori_In_TO

      Frankly, I think 'HOW I BOUGHT YOUR MOTHER" has the most potential for Islamic laughs…

  • shajean

    Katie C. should convert to Islam. The cameras follow her through her journey, like a reality show.

    • Chiggles

      Right, like when she had her televised-live colonoscopy.

  • popseal

    When a Methodist youth group from Kansas goes on a mission trip and starts blowing up people that don't convert, then I'll no longer profile. Encyclopedia Britannica, 1981 ed., the Oxford History of Islam, the works of Bernard Lewis, as well as Wheatcroft's "History of Conflict Between Christians and Muslims" are some sources toward the conclusion that we are facing a primitive and violent superstition, founded by a killer.

  • Toni

    I swear. That colonoscopy got out Koran Katie’s frakking brain!

  • healer

    In the spring of 2011 a new 24 hour trans-Canadian cable talk/interview/news will start and the anticipated popularity of this "Fox news of the north" will hopefully hasten the death of the CBC

    • Satori_In_TO

      The demise of the CBC is three decades overdue already. Canadians should get btheir tax dollars back from the leeches who constitute "CBC staff".

  • ShermanStreet

    healer, not as long as CBC is funded by the government. We cannot get rid of NPR here

    • HelgaMarie

      You're right,Sherman….the CBC is dead yet alive thanks to the life support provided by our tax dollars….ditto the NPR.
      As for the earlier comment by "muchiboy",he provided ME with a large dose of laughter when referring to the CBC as a "world class media network".Well,yeah,when you're leaning left it's tough to keep your standards upright.
      The ONLY time the CBC was ever entertaining was when SCTV did a parody of it and and made the drab dullness of that network seem almost hysterically funny.

  • tanstaafl

    I dare CBS and Couric to do a biography of Mohammed. Oh, the fatwas would fly.

  • http://mypage.direct.ca/l/lbouchar/ SeaMystic

    To: International citizens
    BAN ISLAM

    TO: THE WORLD COURT

    IN THE INTEREST OF HUMAN VALUES AND UNIVERSAL LOVE, WE DIRECT THIS PETITION TO THE WORLD COURT FOR JUDGEMENT.

    WE, THE UNDERSIGNED INTERNATIONAL PETITIONERS, REQUEST A BAN ON THE ORGANIZATION CALLED ISLAM. WE REQUEST THIS BAN DUE TO THE CRIMINAL ACTS OF ITS FOUNDER, MOHAMMED AND THE KORAN'S DOCTRINES WHICH PRESENTLY LEGITIMIZES THE CRIMINAL ACTS OF PAEDOPHILIA, ASSASSINATIONS, THE OPPRESSION OF WOMEN BY SUPPRESSING THEIR HUMAN RIGHTS, THE PENALTIES OF STONING AND DISMEMBERMENT, THE UTILIZATION OF TERROR AS A WEAPON OF INTIMIDATION AND CONTROL.

    View Current Signatures
    http://www.PetitionOnline.com/MYSTIC/petition.htm

    Sincerely,

    Lorenzo Bouchard
    labouchard@shaw.ca http://mypage.direct.ca/l/lbouchar/

  • http://www.zazzle.com/lion_of_kabul Lion of Kabul

    Muslims may have many similarities to non-Muslims, however the ideological differences are irreconcilable. Nice try Katie.

    You have to remember that the Christians in Michael’s comment on hypothetical terror scenarios have to justify their acts with the scriptures and more importantly use Jesus as a role model when carrying them out before you can tag them as Christian terrorists.

    Therefore although you might find a “Christian” committing an act of terror but you will never find a true Christian act of terror.

    Islamic terrorism on the other hand is not only endorsed but commanded by their “scripture” and their “prophet” having been documented as leading or ordering no less than 72 military and terrorist actions in his lifetime serves as an example of how it is done.

    Other than that there is no difference between the two. (I wish someone would invent a sarcasm font)

    • Satori_In_TO

      Islam is the only monotheistic religion whose supremem being commands adherents to hate and offer blood sacrifice. As such, it could be argues theologically that the "Allah" of Islam is the "Satan" of Christianity. In NO WAY is Islam's prophet mohammad (piss upon his name, grave, legacy and followers) equivalent to Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ scraped better than Islam's Mohammad off the soles of his sandals after a walk through the pasture…

      Just sayin'…

      • http://www.zazzle.com/lion_of_kabul Lion of Kabul

        Only a weak and insecure “god” would require his followers to pray towards a physical location (mecca) 5 times a day in a language (arabic) a majority don’t understand, command them to get converts thru violence and intimidation, keep their current members from fleeing the senseless cult by killing them and needs protection from criticism with blasphemy laws. This sounds like something satan would be involved in.

  • http://www.zazzle.com/lion_of_kabul Lion of Kabul

    BTW, I live in Canada and “The little Mosque in the Prairies” may have a following but I personally don’t know anyone who has ever seen it and the good news is that some of our mainstream newspapers are starting to get bolder and truthful when reporting on negative side of islam.

    • Satori_In_TO

      Aside from Margaret Wente and Ezra Levant, who are you referring to?

      • http://www.zazzle.com/lion_of_kabul Lion of Kabul

        The National Post occasionally prints less than flattering pieces on islam (Google national post on islam) in fact an “Anti-Islam in Media Report cites
        ‘the National Post’ as the Worst Offender”

        The Calgary Herald did a piece today called “Yes, Islam condones wife beatings”, and

        McLean’s magazine is the home of columnist and author of “America Alone” Mark Stein, who is vilified by the libs as an Islamaphobic hate mongerer.

        While Canada’s video media may be asleep at the switch the print media is slowly waking up to the fact that islam just might not be the misunderstood religion of peace they once championed and are starting to expose the nastier side of the Islamic psyche.

  • btilly

    Education re: Sharia Law will stop Islam.

    Pedophilia is allowed under allah in quran 6:54.
    All women will have the clits cut out of their vaginas
    No blacks will go to paradise,as it is only for white people,
    as Blacks go to hellfire, after a life of slavery. Tabari 11.
    Blacks are ugly, pug nosed slaves forever
    Black men are less than a donkey's penis.
    All women are created STUPID Tabari 1:280
    Only white men go to paradise to get 72 big breasted white women
    and 28 white boys who dont bleed. hadith

  • Nestor James

    None of the actors on Little Mosque are Muslim? Really? That's curiously hilarious. That must be the phoniest show ever produced. I'm looking that up. I've seen Little Mosque and it's as if no one involved in the show had ever read the Quran. Now I see why. They havn't. They think Islam is just kind of Christianity with a different name and a few different customs. God save us from the educated.

  • abraham83

    David, one critical aspect of "Little House…" that you failed to mention is the attempt to make all the non-Muslims that appear in the series as ignorant, stupid, insensitive and uncultured. The series not only misrepresents the Muslim mindset and ignores their historical barbarities, but seek to denigrate Canadian-American culture as well.

    Any Canadian or American who watches this series must swallow his own pride and resign himself to witnessing his own worthlessness. This series does't eliminate "bigotry", it creates the Muslim substitute and puts Islamic supremacism on display.

  • USMCSniper

    Jamie Glazov said: "Growing up in Canada, I was always greatly entertained by the endless and smug complaining about how "stupid" Americans are because of their ignorance about Canada. Let’s be serious: why would Americans in Los Angeles and New York City need to know anything about Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, or about anything else Canadian? " and he says:

    "Canadians shoulf be liberated from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, an entity that it takes masochism to tune into, and that wouldn’t survive five minutes if its life depended on the tastes and desires of Canadians themselves."