Saudi Arabia Complains About ‘Hostility’ Towards Refugees, While Taking in Zero Refugees
Saudi Arabia has complained to the United Nations about ‘hostility’ being shown towards Muslim “refugees” being accepted en masse by European countries, while the Saudi Kingdom itself has taken in precisely zero refugees.
“The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia today expressed deep concern about the increasing hostile, racist and inhuman rhetoric against refugees in general, and Muslim refugees in particular,” states the message, which is directed at the UN General Assembly.
The text goes on to decry “racist speech” directed at the migrants, while also asserting that “fear from the risk of terrorist attacks” must not be allowed.
However, the message makes no promise on behalf of the Saudis to take any of the burden of accepting refugees, stating only that the kingdom will, “provide appropriate financial support and provide support to countries receiving refugees.”
The Saudis claim they have taken in 2.5 million Syrian refugees, although this is vehemently disputed by the likes of Amnesty International, who assert that none of the Gulf states – Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and United Arab Emirates – have taken in any refugees at all.