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Saudi Arabia Has 100,000 Empty Tents with AC for 3 Million People – They’ve Taken Zero Refugees

Paul Joseph Watson | Infowars

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While European countries are being lectured about their failure to take in enough refugees, Saudi Arabia – which has taken in precisely zero migrants – has 100,000 air conditioned tents that can house over 3 million people sitting empty.

The sprawling network of high quality tents are located in the city of Mina, spreading across a 20 square km valley, and are only used for 5 days of the year by Hajj pilgrims. As the website Amusing Planet reports, “For the rest of the year, Mina remains pretty much deserted.”

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The tents, which measure 8 meters by 8 meters, were permanently constructed by the Saudi government in the 1990’s and were upgraded in 1997 to be fire proof. They are divided into camps which include kitchen and bathroom facilities.

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The tents could provide shelter for almost all of the 4 million Syrian refugees that have been displaced by the country’s civil war, which was partly exacerbated by Saudi Arabia’s role in funding and arming jihadist groups.

However, as the Washington Post reports, wealthy Gulf Arab nations like Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait and others have taken in precisely zero Syrian refugees. Although Saudi Arabia claims it has taken in 500,000 Syrians since 2011, rights groups point out that these people are not allowed to register as migrants. Many of them are also legal immigrants who moved there for work. In comparison, Lebanon has accepted 1.3 million refugees – more than a quarter of its population.

While it refuses to take in any more refugees, Saudi Arabia has offered to build 200 mosques for the 500,000 migrants a year expected to pour into Germany.

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Saudis argue that the tents in Mina are needed to host the annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, but given that the Arabic concept of Ummah is supposed to offer protection to all Muslims under one brotherhood, surely an alternative location could be found so that Mina can be repurposed to house desperate families fleeing war and ISIS persecution?

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While Europe is being burdened by potentially millions of people who don’t share the same culture or religion as the host population, Gulf Arab states refuse to pull their weight, resolving only to throw money at the problem.

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The likelihood of the Saudis inviting Syrian refugees to stay in Mina is virtually zero, but the thousands of empty tents serve as a physical representation of the hypocrisy shared by wealthy Gulf Arab states when it comes to helping with the crisis.

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Photos credit: Akram Abahre.

  • Haha yeah you take Alex Jones articles and post them yourself

  • Haha yeah you take Alex Jones articles and post them yourself

  • Haha yeah you take Alex Jones articles and post them yourself

  • Hmmm. 30 people per tent?

  • Hmmm. 30 people per tent?

  • Hmmm. 30 people per tent?

  • But but America is the international flop house.

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  • House Harkonnen

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  • Um they are enemies for thousands of years? Read some history, maybe?

  • Um they are enemies for thousands of years? Read some history, maybe?

  • Um they are enemies for thousands of years? Read some history, maybe?

  • Saudi Arabia can build all the tents, for all the refugees in the world, but, at the end of the day, why would someone flee a secular Arab dictatorship for a religious monarchy?

  • Saudi Arabia can build all the tents, for all the refugees in the world, but, at the end of the day, why would someone flee a secular Arab dictatorship for a religious monarchy?

  • Saudi Arabia can build all the tents, for all the refugees in the world, but, at the end of the day, why would someone flee a secular Arab dictatorship for a religious monarchy?

  • that’s probably their biggest export …refugees

  • that’s probably their biggest export …refugees

  • that’s probably their biggest export …refugees

  • Yet they are focusing so much on the Hungarians and their lack of empathy

  • Yet they are focusing so much on the Hungarians and their lack of empathy

  • Yet they are focusing so much on the Hungarians and their lack of empathy

  • The Hungarians are the only smart ones here!

  • The Hungarians are the only smart ones here!

  • The Hungarians are the only smart ones here!

  • Its because; they make billions off pilgrims and spend a huge sum of that money buying weapons from west and for building lavish palaces for thousands of their princess. Their people are held down with the barbaric sharia law while members of the royal family can be seen wearing bikinis and with alcohol when they travel west and waste millions. sharia is also a way for the west to establish a cultural clash and xenophobia. Thats why west helps sharia to continue there while they pretend to blame it here at home in the media to prove to the westerners how free they are by hiding behind sharia. Now people should see the connection. Its all a game….

  • Its because; they make billions off pilgrims and spend a huge sum of that money buying weapons from west and for building lavish palaces for thousands of their princess. Their people are held down with the barbaric sharia law while members of the royal family can be seen wearing bikinis and with alcohol when they travel west and waste millions. sharia is also a way for the west to establish a cultural clash and xenophobia. Thats why west helps sharia to continue there while they pretend to blame it here at home in the media to prove to the westerners how free they are by hiding behind sharia. Now people should see the connection. Its all a game….

  • Its because; they make billions off pilgrims and spend a huge sum of that money buying weapons from west and for building lavish palaces for thousands of their princess. Their people are held down with the barbaric sharia law while members of the royal family can be seen wearing bikinis and with alcohol when they travel west and waste millions. sharia is also a way for the west to establish a cultural clash and xenophobia. Thats why west helps sharia to continue there while they pretend to blame it here at home in the media to prove to the westerners how free they are by hiding behind sharia. Now people should see the connection. Its all a game….

  • Take a look 🙂

  • Take a look 🙂

  • Take a look 🙂

  • Air conditioned tents? Where do you plug them in?

  • Air conditioned tents? Where do you plug them in?

  • Air conditioned tents? Where do you plug them in?

  • I don’t blame them! We shouldn’t take any either!!

    • How Christian of you.

    • We need to take care of our own first.

    • We have too many hungry and homeless

    • WE ARE ALL HUMAN BEINGS DO ONE HAS MORE RIGHT THEN THE OTHER TO LIVE ❤️??

    • Asante? My “people” came here and worked hard to become citizens. They had jobs, worked hard, paid taxes, contributed to the community and society and were proud to become Americans. These “people” will do nothing of the sort. They will receive free EVERYTHING, paid out of OUR pockets! THAT’S why not!

    • Marie? Your Unicorn fantasy world is just the place for them. I see a Canadian flag in your post! Fine…bring them all to Canada then!

  • I don’t blame them! We shouldn’t take any either!!

    • How Christian of you.

    • We need to take care of our own first.

    • We have too many hungry and homeless

    • WE ARE ALL HUMAN BEINGS DO ONE HAS MORE RIGHT THEN THE OTHER TO LIVE ❤️??

    • Asante? My “people” came here and worked hard to become citizens. They had jobs, worked hard, paid taxes, contributed to the community and society and were proud to become Americans. These “people” will do nothing of the sort. They will receive free EVERYTHING, paid out of OUR pockets! THAT’S why not!

    • Marie? Your Unicorn fantasy world is just the place for them. I see a Canadian flag in your post! Fine…bring them all to Canada then!

  • I don’t blame them! We shouldn’t take any either!!

    • How Christian of you.

    • We need to take care of our own first.

    • We have too many hungry and homeless

    • WE ARE ALL HUMAN BEINGS DO ONE HAS MORE RIGHT THEN THE OTHER TO LIVE ❤️??

    • Asante? My “people” came here and worked hard to become citizens. They had jobs, worked hard, paid taxes, contributed to the community and society and were proud to become Americans. These “people” will do nothing of the sort. They will receive free EVERYTHING, paid out of OUR pockets! THAT’S why not!

    • Marie? Your Unicorn fantasy world is just the place for them. I see a Canadian flag in your post! Fine…bring them all to Canada then!

  • All I know is it would suck to be a refugee.

  • All I know is it would suck to be a refugee.

  • All I know is it would suck to be a refugee.

  • Refugees.. “Please help, we ‘re Arab too”.. Saudi Arabia.. ” But you have no oil Fuck off”

  • Refugees.. “Please help, we ‘re Arab too”.. Saudi Arabia.. ” But you have no oil Fuck off”

  • Refugees.. “Please help, we ‘re Arab too”.. Saudi Arabia.. ” But you have no oil Fuck off”

  • Those tents look pretty cool.

  • Those tents look pretty cool.

  • Those tents look pretty cool.

  • Why should they? Theyre one of the most responsible for what happened….they are the ones where charles cameron and obama fliggt after the hebdo event once closing the door for the whole arabic n muskim world…they are the ones buying isis cheap petrol

  • Why should they? Theyre one of the most responsible for what happened….they are the ones where charles cameron and obama fliggt after the hebdo event once closing the door for the whole arabic n muskim world…they are the ones buying isis cheap petrol

  • Why should they? Theyre one of the most responsible for what happened….they are the ones where charles cameron and obama fliggt after the hebdo event once closing the door for the whole arabic n muskim world…they are the ones buying isis cheap petrol

  • Good for them !!

  • Good for them !!

  • Good for them !!

  • Women are discriminated against, record number of executions and mutilations, exploitation of migrant workers, bombing campaign in civilian areas of Yemen for use of ports, largest printer and distributor of jihadist Quaran, export of extremist preachers, offered to finance mosques for Germany….what’s not to like about Saudi Arabia?

  • Women are discriminated against, record number of executions and mutilations, exploitation of migrant workers, bombing campaign in civilian areas of Yemen for use of ports, largest printer and distributor of jihadist Quaran, export of extremist preachers, offered to finance mosques for Germany….what’s not to like about Saudi Arabia?

  • Women are discriminated against, record number of executions and mutilations, exploitation of migrant workers, bombing campaign in civilian areas of Yemen for use of ports, largest printer and distributor of jihadist Quaran, export of extremist preachers, offered to finance mosques for Germany….what’s not to like about Saudi Arabia?

  • Maybe the Syrians know that the Saudi’s don’t treat others well.

  • Maybe the Syrians know that the Saudi’s don’t treat others well.

  • Maybe the Syrians know that the Saudi’s don’t treat others well.

  • Saudis are asshats

  • Saudis are asshats

  • Saudis are asshats

  • I really detest our “ally.”

  • I really detest our “ally.”

  • I really detest our “ally.”

  • gee , I wonder why ?

  • gee , I wonder why ?

  • gee , I wonder why ?

  • Take zero refugees but offer to build 200 mosques in Germany isn’t that a fair trade off.

  • Take zero refugees but offer to build 200 mosques in Germany isn’t that a fair trade off.

  • Take zero refugees but offer to build 200 mosques in Germany isn’t that a fair trade off.

  • Money! Those tents are probably for paying pilgrims. They dont want poor refugies in their country! They have to good a deal with ISIS for the time being.

  • Money! Those tents are probably for paying pilgrims. They dont want poor refugies in their country! They have to good a deal with ISIS for the time being.

  • Money! Those tents are probably for paying pilgrims. They dont want poor refugies in their country! They have to good a deal with ISIS for the time being.

  • Bullets to both sides preferably! Just to be sure lol

  • Bullets to both sides preferably! Just to be sure lol

  • Bullets to both sides preferably! Just to be sure lol

  • Perhaps they are ‘the wrong’ sort of Muslims…

  • Perhaps they are ‘the wrong’ sort of Muslims…

  • Perhaps they are ‘the wrong’ sort of Muslims…

  • WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • it’s about time the Saudis helped someone outside of themselves

  • it’s about time the Saudis helped someone outside of themselves

  • it’s about time the Saudis helped someone outside of themselves

  • There’s nothing to loot on Saudi Arabia

  • There’s nothing to loot on Saudi Arabia

  • There’s nothing to loot on Saudi Arabia

  • Or in the form of mosques for European countries. I am an atheist, so maybe I can see this from away religious people cannot. This is colonization. It was planned, and has been successful.

    • You are right. They should consider it an invasion and give them the gun. Compassion? These people will never assimilate.

    • there were Syrians in the Roman army 2000 years ago,they helped make Europe,doesn’t seem like you’ve assimilated into the human race,compassion? why use words you don’t understand ?

    • You have a bleeding heart. These people bowed to despotism till only the extremist would dare fight against the authorities. Stop this historical BS. There was no Islam then. That is something to fear. What do you know my dear Erik? Tell me about your deep experience.

  • Or in the form of mosques for European countries. I am an atheist, so maybe I can see this from away religious people cannot. This is colonization. It was planned, and has been successful.

    • You are right. They should consider it an invasion and give them the gun. Compassion? These people will never assimilate.

    • there were Syrians in the Roman army 2000 years ago,they helped make Europe,doesn’t seem like you’ve assimilated into the human race,compassion? why use words you don’t understand ?

    • You have a bleeding heart. These people bowed to despotism till only the extremist would dare fight against the authorities. Stop this historical BS. There was no Islam then. That is something to fear. What do you know my dear Erik? Tell me about your deep experience.

  • Or in the form of mosques for European countries. I am an atheist, so maybe I can see this from away religious people cannot. This is colonization. It was planned, and has been successful.

    • You are right. They should consider it an invasion and give them the gun. Compassion? These people will never assimilate.

    • there were Syrians in the Roman army 2000 years ago,they helped make Europe,doesn’t seem like you’ve assimilated into the human race,compassion? why use words you don’t understand ?

    • You have a bleeding heart. These people bowed to despotism till only the extremist would dare fight against the authorities. Stop this historical BS. There was no Islam then. That is something to fear. What do you know my dear Erik? Tell me about your deep experience.

  • Why would they want to go to a country that’s already has the Same religion and beliefs while they can go to western countries and destroy it and make there home and religion in a none Islamic country.

  • Why would they want to go to a country that’s already has the Same religion and beliefs while they can go to western countries and destroy it and make there home and religion in a none Islamic country.

  • Why would they want to go to a country that’s already has the Same religion and beliefs while they can go to western countries and destroy it and make there home and religion in a none Islamic country.

  • these are for pilgrims

  • these are for pilgrims

  • these are for pilgrims

  • Yet they expect us to fight their wars for them, hmmmm…….

    • They wouldn’t have had any wars.if bush didn’t destabilize the region!! Think b4 u speak

    • I agree that we need to stay out, we can’t change the past, but we can stay out now. Enough already. Bush did some very wrong things. Both of them.

  • Yet they expect us to fight their wars for them, hmmmm…….

    • They wouldn’t have had any wars.if bush didn’t destabilize the region!! Think b4 u speak

    • I agree that we need to stay out, we can’t change the past, but we can stay out now. Enough already. Bush did some very wrong things. Both of them.

  • Yet they expect us to fight their wars for them, hmmmm…….

    • They wouldn’t have had any wars.if bush didn’t destabilize the region!! Think b4 u speak

    • I agree that we need to stay out, we can’t change the past, but we can stay out now. Enough already. Bush did some very wrong things. Both of them.

  • Saudi Arabia is tha head of the snake, ISIS creator.fake muslim.
    may burn in hell you Arab Savage.

  • Saudi Arabia is tha head of the snake, ISIS creator.fake muslim.
    may burn in hell you Arab Savage.

  • Saudi Arabia is tha head of the snake, ISIS creator.fake muslim.
    may burn in hell you Arab Savage.

  • Joel Sundberg Timmie Tic-Tac Namuth Elin Svensson

  • Joel Sundberg Timmie Tic-Tac Namuth Elin Svensson

  • Joel Sundberg Timmie Tic-Tac Namuth Elin Svensson

  • Nathan Raygam

  • Nathan Raygam

  • Nathan Raygam

  • It’s because the tents are in a sacred city…they are for people performing Hajj, a ceremony many die to participate in each year.
    I don’t see the Vatican opening their gates…or Israel…or any other countries for that matter….

  • It’s because the tents are in a sacred city…they are for people performing Hajj, a ceremony many die to participate in each year.
    I don’t see the Vatican opening their gates…or Israel…or any other countries for that matter….

  • It’s because the tents are in a sacred city…they are for people performing Hajj, a ceremony many die to participate in each year.
    I don’t see the Vatican opening their gates…or Israel…or any other countries for that matter….

  • A nation run by bastards. Literally bastards

  • A nation run by bastards. Literally bastards

  • A nation run by bastards. Literally bastards

  • Saudi has been a C.I.A tool since post-WW2

  • Saudi has been a C.I.A tool since post-WW2

  • Saudi has been a C.I.A tool since post-WW2

  • 30 people to a tent? Are they supposed to sleep standing up?

  • 30 people to a tent? Are they supposed to sleep standing up?

  • 30 people to a tent? Are they supposed to sleep standing up?

  • Soudi Arabia had 10 million refugees with job and assistance stop been a stereo types. …those tents are for pilgrims 60 millions doing in this month, find out before you start giving you bitterness. …?

  • Soudi Arabia had 10 million refugees with job and assistance stop been a stereo types. …those tents are for pilgrims 60 millions doing in this month, find out before you start giving you bitterness. …?

  • Soudi Arabia had 10 million refugees with job and assistance stop been a stereo types. …those tents are for pilgrims 60 millions doing in this month, find out before you start giving you bitterness. …?

  • Why would anyone with a brain go there?

  • Why would anyone with a brain go there?

  • Why would anyone with a brain go there?

  • nobody in their right mind would want to go there

  • nobody in their right mind would want to go there

  • nobody in their right mind would want to go there

  • Saudi’s have been in cohoots with the NWO since its inception over a hundred years ago

  • Saudi’s have been in cohoots with the NWO since its inception over a hundred years ago

  • Saudi’s have been in cohoots with the NWO since its inception over a hundred years ago

  • Incredible!! And now they want us to trust Iran?!

  • Incredible!! And now they want us to trust Iran?!

  • Incredible!! And now they want us to trust Iran?!

  • no tam to kurwa isc nie chcieli 🙂

  • no tam to kurwa isc nie chcieli 🙂

  • no tam to kurwa isc nie chcieli 🙂

  • OK I was just reading that this is not true at all, that they’ve taken about 2.5 million…

  • OK I was just reading that this is not true at all, that they’ve taken about 2.5 million…

  • OK I was just reading that this is not true at all, that they’ve taken about 2.5 million…

  • Saudi Arabia is unbelievable .

  • Saudi Arabia is unbelievable .

  • Saudi Arabia is unbelievable .

  • No welfare and free handouts in saudi arabia.

  • No welfare and free handouts in saudi arabia.

  • No welfare and free handouts in saudi arabia.

  • This is a totally bullshit story!! Wake up people!! Should I take a picture of every camp ground, stadium or open places we use for temporary housing and send you pics of it??? Then I’ll tell you that we should fill them with refugees??? Apparently we have plenty of room, but that does make it our resposibility nor other countries! I do believe we should recognize international law and help refugees, but don’t point out other countries open spaces and expect them to fill them, let alone the security measures that are a must in today’s world!!

  • This is a totally bullshit story!! Wake up people!! Should I take a picture of every camp ground, stadium or open places we use for temporary housing and send you pics of it??? Then I’ll tell you that we should fill them with refugees??? Apparently we have plenty of room, but that does make it our resposibility nor other countries! I do believe we should recognize international law and help refugees, but don’t point out other countries open spaces and expect them to fill them, let alone the security measures that are a must in today’s world!!

  • This is a totally bullshit story!! Wake up people!! Should I take a picture of every camp ground, stadium or open places we use for temporary housing and send you pics of it??? Then I’ll tell you that we should fill them with refugees??? Apparently we have plenty of room, but that does make it our resposibility nor other countries! I do believe we should recognize international law and help refugees, but don’t point out other countries open spaces and expect them to fill them, let alone the security measures that are a must in today’s world!!

  • maybe its a modern Bedouin camp site

  • maybe its a modern Bedouin camp site