One City At A Time…. Michigan city elects first council with Muslim majority

The city of Hamtramck, Michigan, has made history by electing its first city council with a Muslim majority. It is believed to be the first American town to do so, said Dawud Walid, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations’ Michigan chapter. Hamtramck, pop. 22,000, is an enclave of Detroit that has historically been a predominantly Polish-Catholic community, but with immigration the Arab population has soared to roughly 50 percent in recent decades.

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