FLASHBACK: Five Wealthiest Gulf Nations Have So Far Refused To Take A Single Syrian Refugee
Five Wealthiest Gulf Nations Refused To Take A Single Syrian Refugee
As the Syrian refugee crisis continued into 2015, rich Arab states have remained closed to them.
The wealthiest Muslim nations – Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, UAE, Oman and Kuwait have accepted NO SYRIAN REFUGEES.
These wealthy Gulf nations argue that accepting large numbers of Syrian refugees is a serious threat to the safety of its citizens because terrorists could hide themselves among civilians.
The Daily Mail reported at the time:
Yet, as debate rages between politicians in Europe over how many they should take, nearby super-wealthy Gulf nations of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Qatar, Kuwait and Bahrain have refused to offer sanctuary to a single Syrian refugee.
Amnesty International’s Head of Refugee and Migrants’ Rights, Sherif Elsayid-Ali, described their inaction as ‘shameful’.
He said: ‘The records of Gulf countries is absolutely appalling, in terms of actually showing compassion and sharing the responsibility of this crisis… It is a disgrace.’
At the time that the report was released there had already been more than 4 million Syrian refugees that had been displaced from the fighting that was taking place.
The article goes on to state the Gulf region ‘has the capacity to quickly build housing for the refugees’ according to a quote form the managing editor of Quartz news website, Bobby Ghosh.
From The Daily Mail:
He wrote: ‘The giant construction companies that have built the gleaming towers of Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Riyadh should be contracted to create shelters for the influx.
‘Saudi Arabia has plenty of expertise at managing large numbers of arrivals… There’s no reason all this knowhow can’t be put to humanitarian use.’
Where was the outrage from the left over this matter? There are surrounding nations that had been made wealthy from oil that had refused to take a single Syrian refugee.
With headlines like this one from CNN, where was the rage from the media over all these surrounding nations that refused to lift a finger to help refugees from a nearby country?
Where was the rage from liberals when Obama banned all Iraqi refugees for 6 months in 2011?
Where was the “Women’s March” for all the women and children that were being butchered by the Syrian conflict when the Obama administration was in power?