Why Don’t Rich Arab Gulf States Welcome Syrian Refugees?

It’s hard not to notice how almost all Syrian refugees flee westward rather than seek a safe haven in the rich Arab Persian Gulf states.

Now, social-media users worldwide are increasingly raising the question of why.

On Twitter, the Arabic-language hashtag #Hosting_Syria’s_refugees_is_a_Gulf_duty has become a forum for expressing the indignation many Arabs feel at seeing European states like Germany taking in thousands of refugees while the Gulf states host almost none.

  • Di@ne

    It is my understanding that many of the women refugees have been accepted in gulf states as purchased wives and/or sex slaves. They are doing their share.

    • mauser 98

      from Chechnya, Africa also

  • ed

    they are not true mus-tards !

  • “Why Don’t Rich Arab Gulf States Welcome Syrian Refugees?”


    The “Rich Arab States” don’t want the refugees and the flow of refugees into Europe helps the long term goal of spreading Islam.

    It really is that simple.

    But of course it is not PC to say.

    • ismiselemeas

      Vienna is not a random destination.

  • John

    Here’s the OIC pledging their co-operation with the EU in resettling the “refugees”.
    Keep a barf-bag handy.

  • Jay Currie

    Noticing this is racist or Islamophobic or both.

    The Gulf States have expressed their legitimate concern that some of these “refugees” may be terrorists. So it is totally understandable that they can’t come. And saying otherwise is racist and Islamophobic.

    So shut up.

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