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Muslim Majority City Council Reflects Ethnic Changes in Detroit Suburb

The moment he became an American citizen in December of 2012 was a high point in Yemen-born Saad Almasmari’s life.  A close second was the night of November 3 when he garnered the most votes in the race for Hamtramck’s City Council. “I am a social guy,” he told VOA in between bites of his dinner at the popular local Yemeni restaurant, Sheeba.  “I like helping people.  I like helping my community, my city.” Almasmari joined two more Muslim American candidates on the...

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