Michigan city of Hamtramck, once 90 percent Polish, is first Muslim-majority city in U.S. BY David Boroff NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Updated: Tuesday, November 24, 2015, 10:41 AM Welcome to Muslimville, USA. The Michigan city of Hamtramck has McDonald's, apple pie and beer — and happens to be the first Muslim-majority city in the U.S. Once 90 percent Polish, the city of 22,000 now has a Muslim majority in the six-person City Council as well, the Washington Post reported. “There’s definitely a strong feeling that Muslims are the other,” Hamtramck Mayor Karen Majewski, who is of Polish descent, told the Washington Post. “It’s about culture, what kind of place Hamtramck will become. There’s definitely a fear, and to some degree, I share it.” LETTING SYRIAN REFUGEES INTO US IS NATIONAL SECURITY RISK The Washington Post/The Washington Post/Getty Images A woman looks at a pastry display while walking past New Palace Bakery in downtown Hamtramck. Hamtramck became the first Muslim-majority city in the U.S. two years ago, the newspaper reported. The influx of thousands of people from Yemen, Bangladesh and Bosnia has made some in the city nervous, according to the paper. Elected officials all across the country have been trying to tackle the delicate issue of refugees in the wake of ISIS' terror attacks in Paris earlier this month. Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump says he wants to implement a database to track Muslims in the U.S., and Ben Carson has said he would consider religion a probable cause for searches. At least 31 U.S. governors, including GOP Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, have taken measures to prevent Syrian refugees from being resettled in their states — even though they lack the legal authority to do so. The Washington Post/The Washington Post/Getty Images New City Councilman Saad Almasmari speaks to a woman who stopped to take a photo. MARTIN O'MALLEY: OUR MORAL OBLIGATION TO SYRIAN REFUGEES In Hamtramck, many are anxious about the changes over the last 10 years. The Polish Catholic population stands at 11 percent, down from 90 percent nearly half a century ago, according to the paper. “I don’t know why people keep putting religion into politics,” Saad Almasmari, the fourth Muslim elected to the six-person Council, told the newspaper. “When we asked for votes, we didn’t ask what their religion was.” Some residents in the town have struggled to adjust to the existence of mosques in the community, according to the paper. Businesses close to each of the four mosques can't acquire liquor licenses, Mayor Majewski told the Washington Post. The Washington Post/The Washington Post/Getty Images Council member Saad Almasmari talks with a resident outside of Sheeba restaurant. A crucial turning point came in 2004, according to the paper, when the City Council gave a green light for a mosque to use its speakers to broadcast its call for prayer. “The Polish people think we were invading them,” Masud Khan, a mosque leader, told the paper. “We were a big threat to their religion and culture. Now their days are gone.” “It was hard at the beginning,” longtime mail carrier Frank Zacharias told the paper. “They’re human. You gotta live with them. Hamtramck is known for diversity.” Some residents have complained about the noise the 6 a.m. call to prayer brings. The Washington Post/The Washington Post/Getty Images A woman walks past McDonald's in Hamtramck earlier this month. “I have my own rights, as well,” Susan Dunn, who failed to gain a seat on the City Council, told the paper. “I’m not a hater. It wasn’t a calculated move. “You try reading a book in your backyard while your dog is barking to that,” she continued. Some of the city’s black residents are unsure what to think of the City Council's new makeup. “They are clannish and stick together. ... the jury is out on them,” longtime pastor Wayne Little of the Corinthian Baptist Church told the paper. “People talk about Muslims by talking about ‘them,' but we’re not going to be as single-minded as people think,” Council member Almasmari told the Post.