This giant tent city is located only 5 miles from Mecca in Saudi Arabia.
It can accommodate 3 million people, but not a single refugee is allowed.
It has tents with air condition and all tents are fire proof.
It is used once a year, during the “mass visit” of Muslims for the pilgrimage to Mecca, a mandatory religious duty for Muslims that must be carried out at least once in their lifetime by all adult Muslims who are physically and financially capable of undertaking the journey, and can support their family during their absence.
The pilgrimage occurs from the 8th to 12th of Dhu al-Hijjah, the last month of the Islamic calendar, and that is when the enormous tent camp is used.
The rest of the year it is empty.
Saudi oil reserves are the second largest in the world, and Saudi Arabia is the world’s leading oil exporter and second largest producer. In other words, wealthy beyond belief.
The six wealthy Gulf countries – Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Bahrain – have offered to receive exactly zero Syrian refugees.
Did you ever wonder why these countries won’t help their fleeing Arabic Muslim companions?
One word: Hijra.
Hijra is the Arabic word for “migration”, used to besiege new territories, as the Islamic prophet Muhammad and his followers did when they besieged Medina in the year 622, and the same way 56 nations have become Islamic until now.