Driving through the Michigan city of Hamtramck and its plethora of Arabic signs, women in hijabs, abayas, and burqas, men in Islamic headgear, and the Muslim Call to Prayer being blasted from loudspeakers in the local mosques, will have you thinking you are in downtown Baghdad. Look at the all-Muslim City Council and newly elected Muslim mayors, and you’ll believe you aren’t even in America anymore. But this is just the latest example of how Muslims never actually assimilate into any non-Muslim country, they come to dominate and spread Islam.
NBC A city in Michigan is apparently the first in the nation to elect an all-Muslim city council, reflecting a more ethnically diverse landscape in local governance. Three candidates — Khalil Refai, Amanda Jaczkowski and Adam Albarmaki — won election to the City Council in Hamtramck last week and will be joining three current members.
ALL SIX IDENTIFY AS MUSLIM.
Hamtramck, part of the greater Detroit area, also elected its first Muslim mayor, Amer Ghalib, to round out the city’s government.
The Muslim Public Affairs Counsel, a national American Muslim advocacy and public policy organization, said it is the first and only city that they are aware of that has a full Muslim city counsel and mayor.
The newly elected council members will begin their term in January, and the members say religion will not be the only factor in how they govern, reported The Detroit Free Press. Albarmaki told the Free Press, “I owe it to the people of Hamtramck, and my loyalty to them will remain intact,” he said.
About half of the city’s nearly 29,000 residents is estimated to be Muslim, according to census ancestry data, with many being of Arab and South Asian ethnicity.
Five of the council members are immigrants, and one is a convert to Islam, reported the Free Press. “This City Council truly represents all the Muslim elements of Hamtramck history, whether they are Arabs, South Asian or European descendants,” Mohie El-Deen said.
Muslim Americans were also elected for mayoral seats for the first time in Dearborn and Dearborn Heights.
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.
So is it any surprise that anti-Semitic attacks are now skyrocketing in the state of Michigan?