Middle Eastern Bakeries Meet the Midwest

David Hammond

Hasan, the young man behind the counter at Princess Bakery in Dearborn, Mich., came to America as a child. When asked why his family undertook the journey, his one-word answer is Hezbollah. One of many militant Islamist groups in the Middle East, Hezbollah is based in Lebanon, where warring factions have gone at each other with stones (and more recently, drones) for years. “I don’t like those guys,” Hasan adds.