Speaking in the United Arab Emirates (of all places), Socialist UN High Commissioner for Refugees admonishes European nations (again)—allow more Syrian refugees into your countries!
From the Associated Press:
SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates (AP) – The head of the United Nations refugee agency on Wednesday urged countries, particularly in Europe, to review their laws to allow entry to more Syrians fleeing their country’s civil war.
Antonio Guterres said on the sidelines of a conference in the United Arab Emirates that a refugee crisis across the Middle East is a global security threat. He urged more legal avenues for Syrian refugees to resettle in Europe, and avoid risking their lives with smugglers.
“This is not only the worst humanitarian crisis in the last decades, it is also the biggest threat to regional peace and security,” he said. “It’s a global threat.”
Blah, Blah, Blah…
Then near the end. Remember that some wealthy Arab countries, including Saudi Arabia, TAKE NO REFUGEES:
The conference was hosted by Sharjah ruler Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi and his wife Sheikha Jawaher.
The United Arab Emirates, along with the five other energy-rich nations of the Gulf Cooperation Council, have been criticized by rights groups for not opening their borders to refugees from the myriad of conflicts across the region.
Guterres said he is calling on all countries, everywhere, to do more. [Maybe, but it is Europe, the US, Canada and Australia he chastises on a regular basis!—ed]
Is Guterres too chicken or is his goal to help spread the Muslim population worldwide?
End note: RRW will be taking a break beginning today after we post a few more stories. Be back on October 20th and will be able to post your comments then.