They're properly called Chaldeans or more precise, "Baghdad Christians" since they originate from Iraq and they own virtually every party store, gas station and small supermarkets in the city of Detroit at risk of life and limb I might add.
Expand outward into the suburbs, east, west, north and south and you will find the Chaldeans also own all the party stores and gas stations in those areas also (probably all of S.E. Michigan).I have no problem with them only because they work their asses off in their business and their whole families are involved.
They're not overly friendly unless you get to know them as I have done with my local BP that I've been buying my gas from for the past 11 years. I know the owner, his wife and all his kids and they all say HI when I come in. The owner "Brian" is active in his church and almost every weekend during the summer he is allowing some group of kids or teenagers to conduct a car wash at his station.
It irks me to no end to hear these people ignorantly and unfairly lumped in with the actual "Muslims" that populate the Detroit and Dearborn areas.
I play softball with a Chaldean who I once asked what exactly a Chaldean was and what is their affiliation to Muslims. He told me about them being from Baghdad and their absolute hatred towards muslims.........
Moral of story, just because they're from the Middle East doesn't mean they're muslim.........
Thanks for the info update. I grew up in Detroit in the 1940-50s - Mackenzie HS class of ‘57 and WSU class of ‘66 after Army duty. It was a wonderful place to live in those days. I left the Detroit area in 1972 and have returned only for funerals. I knew Orvie Hubbard’s Dearborn - his statue still stands in front of city hall, I’m told.