NO, it isn’t Dearborn, as you would expect. Its Hamtramck, Michigan, that lays claim to having the first Muslim-majority city in America. Hamtramck, where 75% of it population used to be Polish has been reduced to just 10% today, the result of mass Muslim migration from Bangladesh, Yemen and Bosnia. In the final years of the Obama Regime, Hamtramck became a prime destination for Syrian Muslim migrants, despite Michigan’s governor trying to keep them out of his state.
Truthfeed Over the past few years, Americans have gradually begun to realize that something is rotten in the state of Michigan. After numerous incidents, there is no denying: Michigan has a problem, and it’s coming from their ever-growing Islamic community.
By now, many Americans have heard the horror stories coming from certain areas in Michigan, specifically Dearborn and Hamtramck, which have become inundated with Islamic migrants and communities. In fact, Hamtramck is listed as a majority-Muslim city, and is governed by only Muslims, while Dearborn is considered the “Muslim capitol of the US,” at over 50% Islamic, and is home to America’s biggest Mosque.
It was feared that Michigan was headed towards becoming the first state in American history to elect a Muslim governor, a man named Dr. Abdul el-Sayed. (But he went down to a crushing defeat in the Democrat primary)
The Nation Just after the Paris attacks, right before the San Bernardino shooting, Hamtramck, Michigan’s residents voted in the nation’s first Muslim-majority city council in its November elections.
With that news, the international media descended on Hamtramck, a dense and shabby postindustrial town physically surrounded by Detroit. The Washington Postpresented a picture of a “tense” city where the “the influx of Muslims…has profoundly unsettled some residents.”
CNN asked Hamtramck’s mayor if she’s afraid of her Muslim neighbors, and The Telegraph wrote of the election’s stoking “tensions” in the community. Other news sources recycled and embellished upon those reports, and suddenly Hamtramck became “Shariaville, USA” and “Muslimville, USA,” enacting booze bans and Sharia law.
Two Bangladeshis were reelected to the six-member city council in the election, while a Yemeni man bounced out an incumbent Polish council member. The three of them join another Muslim council member who was not up for reelection.
Hamtramck’s Polish population rose rapidly when Dodge opened its headquarters in the city in 1914. The plant closed in 1980, and while the Polish represented some 75% of the population at its peak in the 1970s, today they make up just 10% of the city’s 22,000 residents.
As more and more Muslim immigrants moved in, the Polish population fled. Muslims from Bangladesh, Yemen, and Bosnia now account for around 60 percent of residents, according to the Piast Institute, a local US Census partner that tracks the city’s population.
One of the main sources of “tension” are the loud 6:30 am Islamic calls to prayer, which many non-Muslims have complained about, and proposals to build mosques downtown, since the law allows imams to block bars from opening within 500 feet of their building.
The Telegraph Shortly before dawn in Hamtramck, Michigan, the first call to prayer reverberates through the narrow rows of snow-dusted white clapboard houses. Around the corner from the Al-Islah Mosque the five daily calls can be heard at the Martha Washington bakery. As customers trickle in, one non-Muslim woman refers to it as “that noise”. She’s also not a fan of the niqabs now regularly seen in the high street.
Inside City Hall a plaque celebrates the annual Arabic Festival and a sign reads “Middle East: Coming to Hamtramck.” And there are many signs of underlying tensions in the community. On the wall of a boarded up Wendy’s hamburger restaurant, “Don’t Vote” is plastered across a Muslim candidate’s tattered campaign poster.
In the November 3 election, four of the six council seats went to Muslim candidates. Saad Almasmari, 28, a dynamic politician who arrived from Yemen in 2009, got the most votes, but dozens of his posters were destroyed.