Five of the wealthiest Muslim countries have taken no Syrian refugees in at all (zero), arguing that doing so would open them up to the risk of…wait for it……. terrorism.
Although the oil rich countries have handed over some aid money, Britain has donated more than Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar combined.
Not one of these five wealthiest countries has taken in a single refugee from Syria even while these same five countries cry for Europe to do more. These five countries, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Kuwait and Bahrain, instead 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”.