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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Islam In America

 Hamtramck, Michigan's Polonia Restaurant Menu

Following up the post on Arbaeen, the 40 Day festival, there is one other city that I frequent, and that is Hamtramck, Michigan. We drive through Hamtramck often on our way to the dentist on Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, and stop for lunch in Hamtramck on the way back home, usually at the Polonia Restaurant, which was visited by Anthony Bourdain back in 2009.

Mr. Bourdain also visited Al Ameer's - which is the restaurant we go to in Dearborn - and the Cadieux Cafe - which is right around the corner from the house I lived in for the first 6 years of life. I used to walk to Finney School on Cadieux and play basbetball at Cannon Recreation.

There is a lot of loud discussion about Muslims in America.
Muslims have been in the Detroit area since the beginning of the 20th century, if not earlier.

In fact, in Hamtramck, where my maternal great-grandparents lived on DuBois Street, there is a majority of Mulim people of the city council:

Below is the west side of Joseph Campau Street, just north of Caniff.
The Polonia is about 3 or 4 blocks south of here on the east side, just down a side street.


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