Thursday, January 11, 2007

Laura Ingalls covered her head a lot, too

In Canada this week, they aired a new show called "Little Mosque on the Prairie".

Apparently, this is supposed to be somewhat of a funny take on being Muslim in a rural community in this great country. I'm not sure because I didn't watch it.

I thought about watching it in the interest of seeing how they would cast a humourous twist on what was sure to be a bunch of situations involving white people misunderstanding the well-meaning, honest, hard-working Muslim family who, no doubt, disavowed terrorism and hugged their Christian and Jewish neighbours. Well, okay, maybe not Jewish...most of us are smart enough not to wind up living in Black Fly Bite, Manitoba or Wind Blowing Shit In My Eye, Saskatchewan.

Anyway, after I thought about watching it, I had a different thought which was: "hell, why bother? It's not like there's anything unusual about people moving to Canada and freely practising their religion."

Nope, nothing unusual at all. But, feel free to call me when they make a show called Little Catholic Church in Riyadh or Little Synagogue in Amman.

Now, that would be different.

6 comments:

Bacon Eating Atheist Jew said...

I watched 10 minutes of it and my assessment was not funny enough, borderline boring.

callieischatty said...

Did you see this?
I thought it was interesting.
Sharon Warned Bush About Iraq


By Yossi Alpher
Page A9

Yossi Alpher, former senior adviser to Prime Minister Ehud Barak, writes an exclusive opinion piece for the Forward revealing that former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon told President Bush before the American invasion of Iraq that he opposed the idea. While Sharon acknowledged that Saddam Hussein was an "acute threat" to the Mideast, Alpher writes, the Israeli leader advised against occupying Iraq, and against attempting to "implant democracy" in the Mideast. Sharon also warned against going into Iraq without an exit strategy, and noted that plans to counter a sectarian insurgency would need to be in place. As Alpher reports: "Sharon's advice-reflecting a wealth of experience with Middle East issues that Bush lacked-was prescient."

Bacon Eating Atheist Jew said...

I don't like stuff like that Callie.
The timing of it hurts Israel's cause.

Why is it coming out now, when support for the war is low and even Bush is admitting to mistakes?

If the war was successful, the comment would never have been printed.

Catherine said...

"Well, okay, maybe not Jewish...most of us are smart enough not to wind up living in Black Fly Bite, Manitoba or Wind Blowing Shit In My Eye, Saskatchewan."

Hey, I grew up in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. I think it was just down the street from Wind Blowing Shit In My Eye. :)

"But, feel free to call me when they make a show called Little Catholic Church in Riyadh or Little Synagogue in Amman."

Hahahahaha! I really like your blog, Southie. Your take on things is very similar to mine, but you have the gift of being able to write about it and make it a lot more interesting than I could.

callieischatty said...

Wino I don't agree that the timing is bad for Isreal. It didn't get wide press coverage but it does show that the Israeli's weren't in favor of the war. That has been said quietly for a long time.
It turned into a big win for Iran actually, lets hope it doesn't get worse from here.

southfield_2001 said...

I seem to remember at the time there were comments out of Israel that Sharon had urged Bush to at least think twice before going into Iraq.
Israel had nothing to gain by this war. They knew the lefties would automatically lay some fo the blame for the war at Israel's feet. They also knew it could destabilize the ME. Saddam was paying off the homicide bombers' families but compared to some of the shenanigans in the ME, that was not the worst threat to Israel, by far.
Let's face it, Bush could have gone after a number of ME countries and it would have been a benefit to Israel (particularly Iran, Syria and Saudi Arabia, in that order), but not Iraq.