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Hamtramck, a 12-mosque town in the heart of America
by Luc Olinga
Three faces from afar -- a man in a headdress and a veiled girl and woman -- greet patrons at a Yemeni restaurant in the US city of Hamtramck, gazing into the distance from a mural outside the eatery.
The colorful painting is just another piece of the ever-changing backdrop in this industrial Michigan town, which made history in November when it became the first in America to elect a Muslim majority to its city council.
Amid heated rhetoric on Muslims across the county during the presidential campaign season, Hamtramck -- located just a 15-minute drive from Detroit -- has embraced them.
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