Exactly as one would expect, Hamtramck, Michigan, under Islamic control since 2015, when the 12-year-old Muslim majority elected an all-Muslim council, voted 4-2 to allow the ritual slaughter of animals.
Hamtramck council approves Islamic animal sacrifices at home https://t.co/UoF24R36cc— Detroit Free Press (@freep) January 11, 2023
“Muslims often slaughter animals during the holiday of Eid al-Adha and Hamtramck has one of the highest percentage of Muslim residents among cities in the U.S,” Niraj Warikoo of the Detroit Free Press reported:
The all-Muslim city council voted 3-2, with Mayor Amer Ghalib casting an additional vote in favor making it 4-2, to amend a city ordinance to allow religious sacrifice of animals at home. After the vote to approve, applause broke out from members of the public, who packed the meeting to speak out before the vote.
”If somebody wants to do it, they have a right to do their practice,” Councilman and Mayor Pro Tem Mohammed Hassan said at the meeting, which was livestreamed. …
But Hassan said allowing animal slaughter will not make the city ”blow up with the nasty blood, contamination.”
[Hamtramck council approves Islamic animal sacrifices at home, January 11, 2023]
No one had reason to expect that the Muslim majority, the result of uncontrolled immigration, would reject ritual slaughter. But few would have suspected an American would vote for it:
“Amanda Jaczkowski, who also previously opposed allowing animal slaughter, flipped her position and voted Tuesday in favor of it,” the report in the Free Press continued:
In December, Jaczkowski had voted in favor of the city continuing its ban on animal slaughter; the council had voted 3 to 2 last month to ban animal slaughter.
“The majority of people, including the majority of Muslims that I know, do not want slaughter to be allowed in the city of Hamtramck,” Jaczkowski had said last summer.
But at Tuesday’s meeting, she said she has to follow the legal advice of the city.
“Do we want to risk the city getting sued?” she asked.
True enough, had the measure been defeated, the American Civil Liberties Union would likely have sued to protect the Muslims’ “religious freedom.”
If you have the stomach for it, here’s a look at ritual slaughter:
Up to 62 percent of the city’s population is Yemeni or Bangladeshi. And that, of course, is the problem.