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Car Hood

Decals on car hoods and windows are popular in Detroit, Dearborn, and Hamtramck, but they really stand out in the suburbs. Frequently featuring Arabic language verses from the Quran or national symbols, they bear witness to the ethnic and religious identities of the car’s owner. This decal combines the emblem of Yemen with the seal of Detroit, attesting to the hybridity of the region’s immigrant Muslim communities.