As people flee war zones in the Middle East some may be innocent victims (some may be terrorist).
Amnesty International has pointed out that, “The six Gulf countries [GCC] – Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Bahrain – have offered zero resettlement places to Syrian refugees.” The five wealthiest Gulf States refuse to accept large numbers of refugees as they might be terrorist.
The hordes of people from the Middle East swarming into Europe are being called ‘migrants’ instead of ‘refugees’ because the U.N. has not designated them refugees. Even with a refugee designation the Gulf countries still would not take them in.
Three of the GCC countries –Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and the UEA- have bankrolled militant groups in Syria to topple Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. None of these countries signed the United Nations’ 1951 Refugee Convention treaty that defines who is a refugee, sets out the rights of refugees, and responsibility of nations to refugees.
The international treaty initially defined the status of refugees on conditions of “the incidents that happened in Europe before 1951”. However, in 1967, this limitation was lifted in 1967 with the Protocol on the Legal Status of Refugees. Turkey approved this amendment in 1968 but only under the condition of “geographical boundaries”. Turkey is currently the only country that effectively implements a difference between European and non-European refugees. bianet
Turkey is not issuing exit visa’s to refugees (they do not have passports) that are in Turkey. Lebanon and Jordan have closed their borders. The GCC countries have taken in zero refugees. The thousands of refugees in Turkey have no legal option but to take a risky boat ride to Europe.
Between 10 and 12 million Syrians have been displaced by the bloody civil war raging in their country. Most still remain within Syria’s borders, but around four million have fled over the borders into neighbouring countries, mostly Turkey Jordan and Lebanon, and beyond.
Lebanon, which has 1.1 million Syrian refugees, shut her borders to the Syrians in June of last year. Jordan, host to another 630,000, followed suit in August last year, preventing more Syrians from abandoning their country. BreitBart London
The Gulf States have a far greater ability to take the Muslim refugees in.
The region has the capacity to quickly build housing for the refugees. 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: It receives an annual surge of millions of Hajj pilgrims to Mecca. There’s no reason all this know how can’t be put to humanitarian use. Washington Post
Twenty-five years ago, hundreds of thousands of Kuwaitis fleeing Saddam Hussein’s invasion were given refuge. According to Arabian expert Sultan Sooud al-Qassemi: “in Abu Dhabi, the government rented out entire apartment blocks and gave them to families for free.” BreitBart London
The five wealthiest Gulf State countries refuse to accept large numbers of refugees as it “is a threat to their safety”.
Yet amidst cries for Europe to do more, it has transpired that of the five wealthiest countries on the Arabian Peninsula, that is, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Kuwait and Bahrain, not one has taken in a single refugee from Syria.
Instead, they have argued that accepting large numbers of Syrians is a threat to their safety, as terrorists could be hiding within an influx of people. Sherif Elsayid-Ali, Amnesty International’s Head of Refugee and Migrants’ Rights, has slammed their inaction as “shameful”. BreitBart London