Definitely a melting pot town based on what I’ve read with large populations of Arab-Americans, Bangladeshi Americans, Polish Americans, African Americans, and immigrants from the Balkans. With such a large population from multiple corners of the world where Islam is prominent it’s not surprising the city council would begin to reflect that. I mean this is a town where the Muslim call to prayer is broadcast. Also good to see that despite not being from the majority religion in the town that being Muslim did not dissuade anyone from voting for them with the winners getting significant numbers over the losers.
That said, the council was already 50% Muslim too. The only change was that one open seat went to a new Muslim councilor. Two of the other Muslim’s elected were incumbents. And Incumbents usually have a big leg up in these small local elections where most voters don’t know one person from the other (the fourth Muslim councilor wasn’t up for re-election).
What will really be interesting to me is when the first atheist/agnostic/non-identifying city council is elected. I mean agnostic/a-religion/non-religion is the fastest growing religious category in the US and size wise is now second only to Evangelical Protestant Christianity. But it still seems to be an open hindrance to any candidate who dares to claim to fall into that category.