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Dearborn, Michigan is a community highlighted by its rich history, cultural cuisine and diverse population — at its core, Dearborn is just your typical American city.

"You have -- in Dearborn -- colleges, universities, restaurants, nightclubs," said Wassim Mahfouz, executive director of Leaders Advancing and Helping Communities.

But with a high concentration of Muslim Americans in a population that exceeds 103,000, the city has found itself shrouded in rumor.

"No, Dearborn does not operate under Sharia law," said Ron Amen, Dearborn native and former city planner for Dearborn Heights.


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