When 10-year-old, Afghani-American, Sally Khan, discovers that the father she never knew disappeared on September 11, 2001, she becomes convinced that he is a terrorist. Now if she could only figure out what that means!
LITTLE MISS JIHAD is a dark comedy, yes, comedy, about faith, tolerance, and a child’s imagination running away with her.
After her shocking declaration, Sally is not prepared for the backlash that follows. I mean, who knew wanting to be a terrorist… would make people so mad? Sally’s Aunt grounds her, leaving Sally cut off from her usual, reliable source of intel: Wikipedia. So Sally enlists her best friend, Daniel, to help her prove that her Dad was a terrorist; it’s the only logical explanation why he hasn’t tried contacting her. He obviously went into hiding. So convinced of her belief, Sally ignores the impact of her Jihad for the truth on her paranoid community, friends, and family. Nothing is going to get in her way, and if it does, she’ll just blow it up! Kidding. Sorta. Sally has figured it out, and by becoming a terrorist too, her Dad has to come back for her. But when a mysterious man in a black suit appears in her neighbourhood, Sally becomes even more convinced that she’s hit the truth… She was so right!
But then… where is her Dad?
GENRE: Dark Comedy/Satire