Saudi-Arabia’s Tent City Could House 3 Million Refugees

This is an original translation by Nash Montana

From The Epoch Times

[Editor’s note: The Epoch times I believe is a highly biased anti-Chinese paper basically created to support the case of the Falun Dafa or Falun Gong, an insidious cult in the true sense of the word and demonize the Chinese government at every opportunity. However on other news they seem to be fairly ok]

The wealthiest nation of the Arab states near Syria will not admit a single refugee. But what does the situation look like in terms of their capacity?

For weeks now, Europe has been in a state of emergency. This has been the biggest mass of people wandering through Europe Since World War Two. Many western governments are under pressure. There are even allegations made that they don’t do enough.

But at the same time, there are huge capacities available on the Arabian continent.

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There is, for example, Mina, a valley east of the city of Mecca. The area is reserved for pilgrims on the hajj and is capable of housing three million people in huge, climatized tent camps.

This tent city was built in the 1990s on twenty square kilometers.

The tents are eight by eight meters; there are kitchens and baths. Since 1997 the tents have even been fireproof.

As the website ‘Amusing Planet’ reports, “Mina is pretty much empty for the rest of the year.” These tents are occupied only five days out of the year, during the Hajj.

Since the beginning of the civil war in Syria it has become almost impossible for Syrians to travel to Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states.

Visas and temporary residences will not be extended to Syrians in the near future either in the Arab monarchies.

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5 Replies to “Saudi-Arabia’s Tent City Could House 3 Million Refugees”

  1. Saudi and the other Gulf states don’t want any of the Syrian “refugees” in their countries, they are engaged in a war of survival against Iran, one that stands a good chance of turning nuclear once Iran decides to admit they have nuclear devices. They don’t want large numbers of non Saudi’s that could turn out to be agents of the MB, ISIS or Iran being brought into their nation. As an additional incentive to force them on Europe is the damage that this will do to Europe, a weakened Europe with a large number of jihadists living there will keep the MBs mind off Saudi for a long time.

    • Richard, every Muslim must go to pay their respects in Mecca at least once in their lifetime. How does this prevent ” large numbers of non Saudi’s that could turn out to be agents of the MB, ISIS or Iran being brought into their nation?”

    • The difference is refugees and those performing Hajj will return home, whereas migrants stay forever.

      “The 1987 Mecca incident was a clash between Shia pilgrim demonstrators and the Saudi Arabian security forces, during the Hajj pilgrimage; it occurred in Mecca on 31 July 1987 and led to the deaths of over 400 people.”

      “In a Washington news conference, the Saudi ambassador Prince Bandar bin Sultan claimed that “not one bullet was fired,” blaming the violence on the Iranian pilgrims who he accused of “brandishing knives, clubs and broken glass drawn from beneath their cloaks.””

      “In 1991, Iran and Saudi Arabia renewed diplomatic relations after coming to an agreement to allow Iranian pilgrims to perform the Hajj once more. The total number of pilgrims was set at 115,000, and the demonstrations were allowed to be held, but only in one specific location granted by the Saudis. Under this agreement, Iranian pilgrims continued their annual demonstration in the 1990s and 2000s with few or no incidents. They limited their rally to within the confines of their compound in Mecca”

      Hajj is expected to fall between September 21-26, 2015.

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