Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Prom Night Without Boys in Hamtramck, Michigan

Here's a gushing look at the sharia-compliant prom in Hamtramck, Michigan.

With an interesting demographic note:

"Diversity was hard-won: The mosque, one of five in the city, was the subject of controversy in 2004, when some people strenuously objected to the city’s decision to allow it to broadcast prayers five times a day; the city ultimately prevailed, regulating the hours when the call may be sounded."

"In sharp contrast to earlier immigrants, drawn by the once-thriving auto industry, a quarter of the residents now live below the federal poverty level. 

No sense if these two items might be related. Interesting. 

"At Hamtramck High, which has 900 students, many non-Muslims respectfully tuck away their food and water bottles during Ramadan. The prom reflects a broad cultural shift. "

Not capitulation, but a respectful cultural "shift".