Richmond has seen its share of immigrants over the years, but this week, it’s a very different kind of immigrant.
“It’s not even like we’re a Muslim community,” said the community’s first Muslim president, Ahmad al-Hakim, who is a former executive director of the Richmond Islamic Center.
“I’ve never heard of it before.
It’s a completely different kind.”
A large part of the community is from Syria.
It is home to more than 60,000 people, according to the city.
Al-Haksim says they have a deep connection to Richmond, which was once the home of the Confederacy and where the Virginia flag still flies.
It’s a community where immigrants from many different countries come together, from the Middle East to Africa, said Hassan, a community activist.
The Richmond Muslims are a mix of immigrants, Christians, Buddhists and Muslims from Syria and other countries.
Al-Hakhim says he believes the city of Richmond, like many places, has lost its connection to its African American community.
“They have been so forgotten and left out of this country,” he said.
He believes it’s time to get back on track.
The Muslim community in Richmond, a historically Black city, has been trying to be more inclusive and to be a voice for African Americans.
Al-‘Hakims wife is a doctor, he said, and he is passionate about helping African Americans find jobs.
“I know there are more African Americans who are here now than there are who were here when we came here,” he told WVIR-TV.
“We’re going to get them.”
In fact, Richmond has had a big surge in its African-American population since Donald Trump was elected.
It now has about 11,000 African Americans, according the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
The city is expected to see an influx of African Americans in the coming years.
The city’s Mayor, Tim Lee, has also been pushing to improve the city’s African American population.
“We’ve been trying, we’ve been talking about, we’re not going to take this for granted,” Lee said in an interview with CNN.
“People have been saying, ‘You know, you have a white mayor, you don’t have a black mayor, and you don,t have an African American mayor,'” Lee added.
“The mayor is in charge, but we need to get a message out that we want a diverse community here.”
Richmond’s Muslim population has also seen an influx in the past few years.
The majority of the city is Muslim, but there are also many non-Muslim immigrants, said Al-Hamdi.
Many of the newcomers are working-class white Americans, like a family of four.
They are working as mechanics, security guards, cooks and cleaners.
They say they are finding jobs that have been available for years.
Some of these immigrants are coming from Eastern Europe, like in Russia and Ukraine, but others are from Pakistan, Ghana, Bangladesh, Egypt and Iran, according Al-Makrouq, who works as a carpenter.
“A lot of these people come to us with a lot of knowledge about how to get into Richmond and a lot more experience,” Al-Mahmoud said.
“It’s an immigrant community that wants to help Richmond to be an even better place.”
Al-Mahfouq, like other Richmond Muslims, is concerned about the effects of the influx.
He believes it will lead to more crime.
“The African American communities in Richmond have been through a lot in the last two years,” Al-‘Mahfoul said.
“All of a sudden we’re seeing a lot worse crime, and it’s kind of heartbreaking.”
Richardson police have said the increase in crime in the city has increased over the past couple of years.
They said they were able to detect the spike in crimes by analyzing video and audio evidence.