First all-Muslim council elected to a US city

11/15/2021

The six-member council of Hamtramck are all practicing Muslims, as is the city's newly elected mayor. "It's important to remember that although we all happen to be practicing Muslims, we are elected through the processes set forth by the United States, Michigan, Wayne County and Hamtramck," Jaczkowski told the Detroit Free Press. "We will all take an oath ... to protect the Constitution of the United States, and that includes the concept of separation of church and state. I believe strongly in that separation, and although I will bring the Islamic values of honesty and integrity to the table, the policies that I promote and affirm will be what are best for all people of Hamtramck."

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