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Ammar from Little Mosque on the Prairie said “Muslims around the world are known for their sense of humour.” Unfortunately the sarcasm of this comment escapes no one because, in fact, Muslims are not known for their sense of humour. Quite the opposite.
Overall, Sabrina’s presence and success in the comedy world is in itself breaking down stereotypes. Her willingness to speak about her religion and declare herself Muslim, in and of itself presents the audience with an alternate image of the Muslim woman. Joking about everything from religion and culture to vaginas and sex, Sabrina leaves nothing untouched. By touring with the men of the Allah Made Me Funny Tour she, and the tour itself, are demonstrating that Muslim women are not quiet and meek. We can be loud and bold. Although some of her jokes may offend, and others may enhance stereotypes, just bringing them up, from a woman’s perspective, creates a necessary space in the public discourse for Muslim women. Agree or disagree.