Muslims elected as majority of Michigan city council, first in U.S. history

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For the first time in history, Muslims are now a majority in a U.S. city council.
The city is Hamtramck, an enclave of Detroit, Michigan, with a population of 22,423.
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Cathaleen Chan reports for Christian Science Monitor, Nov. 8, 2015, that Hamtramck made history when it became what is likely the first city in America to elect a Muslim-majority city council.
Historically Polish, Hamtramck voted three Muslims onto the six-member city council, one of whom was an incumbent Muslim council member not up for reelection this year. This means that the council now has a two-thirds Muslim majority — 4 out of 6. The mayor, Karen Majewski, is Polish.
According to Bill Meyer, a Hamtramck community leader who isn’t Muslim, the election was a landslide: “The election was far from close, with the three Muslim winners each gaining over 1,000 votes, while the other three candidates garnered less than 700 votes each.” Meyer says that the incumbent Muslim councilman has accomplished a lot for the city, bringing “stability, security and sobriety while lessening the amount of drugs and crime in the city.”
In the early 20th century, Polish immigrants flocked to Hamtramck because of a Dodge Brothers plant built in 1914. By the 1970s, Polish-Catholics made up 90% of the city. But Hamtramck’s Muslim population has been steadily growing, thanks to heightened immigration. As the Poles moved to the suburbs, Asian and Arab immigrants, mainly from Bangladesh and Yemen, began to settle in Hamtramck. Today it is estimated that half of Hamtramck is Muslim.
University of Michigan-Dearborn professor Sally Howell, however, maintains that in 2013, Muslims already had become the majority of Hamtramck’s population, making the city the first in the U.S. to have a Muslim majority. Howell told Washington Post, “The growth is taking place in these Muslim communities, and they are transforming the city scape. It’s become much more visible in the last 15 years.”
The latest US Census surveys found that Hamtramck is now 24% Arab (mostly Yemeni), 19% black, 15% Bangladeshi, 12% Polish, and 6% Yugoslavian. Out of the four new Muslim council members, three are Bangladeshi and one is Yemeni.
Getting to a Muslim majority wasn’t easy. In the past, Muslim candidates reportedly had been harassed, accused of terrorism, and some Bangladeshi voters were asked to show proof of citizenship by poll workers.
In 2004, Hamtramck garnered heavy attention when the city council allowed a mosque to broadcast its call to prayer from loudspeakers. Opponents claimed it was an intrusion of Islam into their lives. At that point, only one city council member was Muslim.
One of the winners Tuesday is Saad Almasmari, a 28-year-old student who received the highest percentage of votes – 22%. He moved to the US in 2009 and two years later, he became a US citizen. Almasmari said that “Although we are Muslims, it doesn’t have anything to do with serving the community. It’s not about religion. It’s not about Muslim unity. We are planning to work for everyone.”
It will be interesting to see if the 4 Muslim members of Hamtramck’s city council will advocate sharia law for the city.
H/t FOTM’s MomOfIV
~ÉEowyn

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0 responses to “Muslims elected as majority of Michigan city council, first in U.S. history

  1. My advice to the remaining white folk there , g.t.f.o. as fast as you can .

     
  2. I think that Obama was the ‘nose of the camel’…..
    And you can see what has happened to the country since…..

     
  3. There is no way this can be a good thing.

     
  4. Thank you Dr. Eowyn for this important post. This council has created a dangerous precedent. God, please help us.

     
    • Respect anyone else’s faith? Never. They believe there is no such thing.
      As Muad’Dib said:
      https://thefederalist.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/muaddib.png

       
      • Islam has adopted a “primary directive” that is little more than an eternal threat to those of us who are not Muslim. And even then, it depends on what sect of Islam that you follow. Westerners should exploit those trifling ideological differences (say, between the Sunnis and the Shiites) so that they destroy themselves instead of coming after us. Why it hasn’t already been done remains a mystery to me. And these people MUST BE destroyed. For they are barbaric, and cannot be negotiated with.
        Observe the slogan of Hamas, found in Article Eight:  “Allah is its goal, the Prophet its model, the Qur’an its Constitution, Jihad its path and death for the case of Allah its most sublime belief.” That is their mission statement.
        ‘If you do not have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one.’ -Luke 22:36

         
  5. Everyone knows what the black takeover of Detroit has done to that city. If you don’t know, see if you can access the archives of the website “Detroit Is Crap”. That lays out in black and white (pun intended) how that once proud, productive, and financially well-off city went down the toilet. So it should be fun to observe how the muslims in Hamtramck respond to the incursions of criminals from Detroit. My guess is that they will not be shy in arresting and punishing criminals, and will not be kind-hearted when they levy penaties on those criminals. It might be a case of what comes around goes around for both criminal and muslims.

     
    • I don’t think “fun” is the word for watching this unfold. This is,indeed,a dangerous precedence,and I expect Obama’s “people” to FULLY exploit it. They’ve turned up the Fear Factor to a new level…..

       
  6. There will be more coming as B. Hussein Ogooma manages to sneak even more of them in here.
    -Dave

     
  7. we are sooo in trouble. America wake up .

     
  8. This is, from its genesis, courtesy of George W. Bush, who opened the floodgates and allowed these Muslims in. Specifically, Somalian Muslims, who have settled in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan, for the most part. The kind of Somalian Muslims who never handled a cell phone, or knew what toilet paper is.
    And, from its genesis, this is really courtesy of late Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy, who sponsored the Immigration Act of 1965.
    So, Yes, Obama is merely carrying out his orders here.
    Let’s vote again—that’ll show ’em!
    And as if the politics is not bad enough, the overwhelming majority of white people will continue to contracept and abort their “race” out of existence, while they blame the politicians for these things. Meanwhile, as bad as Islam is, Muslims (at least historically and for now) neither contracept nor abort. The demographics are on their side.
    No one in this “game” seems to understand—or care—that we’re all being GAMED.

     
    • Steven has pointed out very valid reasons why this tidal wave of Muslim adherents is going to cripple us–together that observant Muslim DO NOT and CANNOT swear allegiance to anything but “their Muslim community and faith.” Under those circumstances what happens when to the time honored “allegiance to The Constitution of the United States of America ???” As far as I can see–it gets flushed down the toilet. I think that this city is setting a horrible precedence, but what can be done when they can O-U-T V-O-T-E other groups of people–this is but the tip of the ice berg! No One who cannot swear allegiance to Our Constitution has any business holding any public office, whether their are Muslim, Jew, Mormon, or Catholic. The Constitution is and should be held as the law of our land.

       
  9. One more arrow in the Heart of America. How many more arrows can America take before we are completely taken over? How many more services can we afford to provide before our infrastructure crumbles and anarchy reigns? May the Lord have mercy.

     
  10. As soon as the Council passes sharia law[s], expect to see the first religious war in the US. Really.

     
  11. If this doesn’t put the fear of God into every pore of every American, I don’t know what will.
    I would love to know how they and some many others became citizenship two years, when many of those coming here legally, take up to ten years.
    Now that they have a majority there, if anyone thinks for one minute these people will work for communities, then you are seriously lacking. It isn’t in their make up, it is not who they are. Now the real truth can come out.
    I have been screaming for a few years for people to wake up, because they are penetrating small communities and will soon take over.
    They are moving them into Republican states and small towns.
    When they can have 4 wives and each will have 8-10 children. We don’t have a chance. Neither does most European countries and Japan. None of which can keep up with replenishing their population.
    There are those that voted into office a regime that wants nothing but defeat and distruction for our country. The will rue that day.

     
  12. How Immigration and Multiculturalism Destroyed Detroit….
    Today, you hear Muslim calls to worship over the city like a new American Baghdad with hundreds of Islamic mosques in Michigan, paid for by Saudi Arabia oil money. High school flunk out rates reached 76 percent last June according to NBC’s Brian Williams. Classrooms resemble more foreign countries than America. English? Few speak it! The city features a 50 percent illiteracy rate and growing. Unemployment hit 28.9 percent in 2009 as the auto industry vacated the city.
    https://www.newswithviews.com/Wooldridge/frosty506.htm

     
  13. Illegal aliens also side with Palestinians over Israel..

     
  14. hamtramck is the canary in the mine…..other cities will follow….as long as we continue to recycle the tripe in government…we need real patriots serving Americans in our government instead of the degenerates that exist today.

     

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