The Desert Dung: Saudi Arabia and the Refugee Problem

What most people in the West are not privy to is the fact that a Muslim country, the quintessential Muslim State, has the solution to the 'refugee' problem right there in the Middle East: Saudi Arabia.

Mina (aka the Tent City, top picture) is a neighborhood of Mecca in Makkah Province, in western Saudi Arabia. It is comprised of more than 100,000 air-conditioned tents providing temporary accommodation to visiting pilgrims. It can accommodate approximately 1,000,000 people comfortably. It is utilized 5 days a year during the Hajj.

That makes these abodes empty 360 days a year!

A few questions come to mind:

• Why has Saudi Arabia not offered these habitations to their Muslim brethren 'refugees' coming out of Syria?

• Why hasn't the UN called on Saudi Arabia to offer this tent city, since the distance between Syria and Saudi Arabia is about the same as the distance from New York City to Jackson, Mississippi?

• Mina, Mecca is well known to the Muslim world and to Western leaders, so why are the UN, the US and the EU silent on its existence concerning the 'refugees'?

These are legitimate questions that must be answered. As more and more States in the US refuse this forced augmentation of their population, and the former Eastern Bloc countries of the EU stand strong against this violent flood satiated with Jihadis ... the battle lines are being drawn.

The net worth of the Saudi Kingdom is $1.4 trillion. This tremendously wealthy nation possesses not only the means but has immediate housing (100,000 air-conditioned tents) ready and vacant 360 days a year, and yet has offered nothing to its Muslim brethren in dire need. They have chosen instead to use their influence at the UN to burden non-Muslim nations to shelter their kin.

This clearly makes the Saudi Kingdom: the Desert Dung.

Shalom through strength.

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Audrey Russo is host of the weekly REELTalk Radio Show based in New York City. Her articles on the Middle East, national security, terrorism and cultural issues have been published widely. Audrey is also an active member of the NYC performing arts community as a singer and actor.