Sunday, December 3

How is Hamtramck, the first US city ruled by believers of Islam

  • Zhaoyin Feng
  • BBC News, Michigan

A woman walks past a McDonald's in Hamtramck, Michigan.

Image source, Getty Images

A stroll down Main Street in Hamtramck, Michigan, feels like a tour around the world.

A sausage shop and an Eastern European bakery are located next to a Yemeni department store and a Bengali clothing store.

The church bells ring along with the Islamic call to pray.

“The world in two square miles (5 square kilometers)” is Hamtramck’s catchphrase and this city lives up to the challenge, with around 30 different languages ​​spoken in its 5 square kilometer area.

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