“Can you imagine hearing Allahu Akbar throughout the day from a loudspeaker as you’re going for a walk… in America? This is a big win.”
A big win it is. No doubt other cities and potentially entire states will replicate the development. Due to media obfuscation, most Canadians remain unaware of demographic transformation occurring in states such as Michigan and Minnesota.
In March, 2022 city council in Dearborn, MI, approved a proposal to provide Arabic-language voter ballots to the community. Approximately 40 per cent of Dearborn residents identify as Muslim. The largest mosque in in United States, the Islamic Center of America, sits adjacent to Henry Ford college and the University of Michigan.
Born in Somalia, Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Khan is a vehement supporter of Muslim rights in America. Her working partner, Rashida Tlaib, Congresswoman for Michigan, was the first female Muslim in the United States to hold such a position.
According to NBC News, Hamtramck, Michigan is the first city in America to elect an all-Muslim city council, “reflecting a more racially diverse landscape in local governance.”
Despite the fact that the city council contains no diversity at all, media have positioned it as a major victory. Hamtramck, part of the greater Detroit area, elected its first Muslim mayor, Amer Ghalib in November, 2021.
In terms of Islamic Prayer broadcasts occurring 365 days-a-year, elected politicians have high hopes for the future:
“We hope that other cities and towns and even states can replicate the decision of the city of Minneapolis.”
In Canada, Islam is the country’s fastest-growing religion. According to Blacklock’s Reporter, the Muslim population has more than tripled since 1996.
As instituted by ex-Liberal PM Pierre Trudeau in 1982, Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms protects the rights of religious communities. As introduced by PM Justin Trudeau in 2015, Islam is the federal government’s preferred religion, with the Christian faith shunned and vilified on an ongoing basis.
Considering immigration policy under the Trudeau government, there is no reason a replication of religious life in the northern United States cannot arrive in Canada. As prime minister, Justin Trudeau understands the demographic trends, and has adjusted his political platform accordingly.