A new, controversial sitcom in Canada, "Little Mosque on the Prairie", has aired to rave reviews from Muslims. The idea of having a sitcom based on the Muslim ideal first caused ire among the Islamic community.
Muslim Imam Alaa Elsayed said: "A lighthearted comedy that portrays the Muslim community in a manner that is evenhanded is definitely a welcome change from hearing about Muslims as terrorists, as jihadists."
The first episode aired to ratings of 2.1 million viewers, which is huge for Canadian broadcasting. Canada's top-rating show averages 1.6 million viewers an episode.