The five wealthiest Muslim countries — Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain — have taken no Syrian refugees in at all, arguing that doing so would open them up to the risk of terrorism, according to Breitbart.
While civilians in the West run the risk of being called racist Islamophobic bigots if they express such fears, Muslim countries have maintained that accepting large numbers of Syrians is a threat to their safety, as terrorists could be hiding within an influx of people.
Although the oil rich countries have handed over aid money, Britain has donated more than Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar combined.
Between 10 and 12 million Syrians have been displaced by the bloody civil war raging in their country.
Most still remain within Syria’s borders, but around four million have fled over the borders into neighboring countries, mostly Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon.
Lebanon, which has 1.1 million Syrian refugees, shut its borders to the Syrians in June of last year. Jordan, host to another 630,000, did the same in August last year.
By early August 2015, Europe as a whole had received nearly 350,000 asylum applications from Syrians, nearly a third of whom applied to Germany for asylum. Another 65,000 have applied Sweden and 50,000 in Serbia.
Nationwide, Germany, which for the most part welcomes Syrians in with open arms, recorded 100,000 migrants last month alone. By the end of the year, authorities are estimating at least 800,000 asylum seekers will come — a number almost equal to the population of South Dakota.
Hungary and Austria have received close to 19,000 applications each although that figure is likely to rise, while the UK is processing 7,030 applications, according to the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR).
The Hungarian Prime Minister has just announced that they don’t want any more Muslims in the Christian European country.