Michigan Community Elects First Muslim-Dominated City Council…Who Proceed to Taunt Non-Muslims
A city in the metropolitan Detroit area has made history by becoming the first in America to seat a Muslim-dominated city council.
The Hamtramck city council of six members now has four Muslims — one Yemeni and three Bangladeshi — on its panel, making last Tuesday’s election a historical one for the United States.
Polish Catholics used to comprise 90% of Hamtramck’s population back in the 1970s, but the situation in this Detroit enclave changed dramatically due to immigration from the Middle East and Bangladesh, and higher birth-rates of the newcomers.
According to the latest US census poll, the city of some 22,000 is now 24% Arab, mostly Yemeni, 19%African American, 15% Bangladeshi, while its Slavic
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