Ten years after 9/11, renowned philosopher Katie Couric weighs in with the big question; Isn’t it time for a USA Little Mosque on the Prairie?
Influential American broadcaster Katie Couric has suggested a way to change attitudes to Muslims in the US. Pointing to the success in the 1980s and 90s of TV sitcom The Cosby Show in improving relations between African-Americans and whites, she argues that a Muslim version of the show may counter some Americans’ negative perceptions of the community. But just across the border, in Canada, this “Muslim Cosby Show” already exists. Little Mosque on the Prairie, made in Toronto, is recording its sixth and final series. On the set, actors and crew are getting ready to record this season’s big opening scene.
I like the way Katie thinks we need to change OUR attitudes to Muslims, not the other way round!