Media Ignoring RICH Arab Nations That REFUSE Refugees
By Harvey Oberfeld
September 3rd, 2015
The pictures are heart-wrenching; the tragedy of so many fleeing to save their lives SHOULD evoke sympathy; and yes, Canada could and should accept more legitimate refugees.
But in the BIG PUSH by the media to not just report, but advocate on behalf of the hundreds of thousands of refugees AND economic migrants flooding Europe, a HUGE part of the story is being totally ignored: the RICHEST Arab nations are taking in almost NONE!
I had pointed out on here earlier this week that, according to Wikipedia statistics, the number of refugees …their own Islamic brothers and sisters … taken in by the richest Arab nations stood at: Saudia Arabia 599; Kuwait 335; Oman 83; and, Qatar 80 (how ironic that their propaganda mouthpiece, Al Jazeera, is among those pushing hardest for UK and EU to take in hundreds of thousands!).
Apparently, though, my figures were wrong: far too generous!
TODAY, writing in the International Business Times, Arab writer/commentator Sultan Sooud al-Qassemi also castigated the Gulf States, saying although Kuwait has granted temporary residency permits to 12,000 Syrians, “the final tally of refugee intake for the six Arab Gulf States stands at a grand total of zero.”
You can read the Sultan’s full article HERE
ZERO given permanent new homes …by the RICHEST Arab countries, who regularly shower the Internet with images of gold-encrusted palaces, hotels, jet planes and diamond encrusted Rolls Royces.
He did point out …as I did …that some of the poorer Arab states have taken in large numbers of refugees: Turkey 1.6 million; Lebanon 1.1 million; Jordan 620,000; and, Egypt 130,000.
But those Arab states that COULD and SHOULD take in Arab refugees have failed miserably.
I believe these Arab dictatorships are actively trying to INCREASE the Arab/Muslim population in Europe … knowing full well that, over time, in view of their HIGH birth rates (families with 5 to 7 kids each are not that unusual) while the European birth rate is currently BELOW sustainable levels … so the Arab/Muslim influence on European politics/policies WILL increase.
They also are well aware that MANY of those refugees AND migrants have no employable education. skills and/or are elderly, infirm etc. …not “desirable” as immigrant stock. Sad … even a disgusting point of view coming from the richest Gulf states … but true.
Why is our media NOT reporting that side of the story? Where is the CBC National, CTV, Global National, BBC World, The Guardian, The New York Times, The Washington Post?
I believe there are two reasons for this news failure: some of them …notably CTV and Global cover world news on the cheap … mostly using whatever they get from other networks who actually have people on the ground in world crisis locations; and the others (especially CBC and BBC ) for more troubling reasons … because the truth does not fit their left-wing advocacy ideology.
THEIR goal, I believe, is to pressure Canada, the EU and the UK to open their doors to not only hundreds of thousands of refugees but also economic migrants …. anyone from anywhere who makes it to their shores.
It would hurt their efforts to engender great sympathy if they also revealed that the richest Arab and Muslim countries have turned their backs on their own people.
So Canadians (and Europeans) are being denied the truth.
This NOT to say Canada cannot or should not accept more refugees.
I believe as a relatively wealthy country of 37 million, we could easily absorb thousands of legitimate refugees deserving a place to be safe and build new lives.
But Canadians also deserve to KNOW the truth … and questions MUST be asked of those rich Arab states that have turned their backs on their own people.
Time for the Canadian and European media to do their job!