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The Immigrants Next Door: Inside America's First Muslim-Majority City

Muslim and Polish communities in Hamtramck, Michigan, are learning to live side by side.
Posted at 8:30 PM, Aug 31, 2016

Meet Shaffwan Ahmed: Detroit local, community organizer, precinct delegate and an aspiring member of the Detroit City Council. He's been involved in the Hamtramck community since he was a kid, and he's seen a big shift there. In the 1970s, Hamtramck had a 90 percent Polish population. Today, it's the first Muslim-majority city in the U.S. That has a lot of people talking.