• Saudi Arabian King Salman will fund construction programme in Germany
  • Politicians say the offer is ‘cynical’ because of the nation’s foreign policy
  • They argue that Saudi Arabia should help by taking in some migrants
  • Also say that they are creating refugees with military campaign in Yemen 

Conservative politicians in Germany have attacked an offer from Saudi Arabia to build 200 mosques in the country for the ‘spiritual needs’ of the Syrian refugees arriving daily in their thousands.

Andreas Scheuer, general secretary of the CSU party in Bavaria which is Chancellor Angela Merkel’s ally in the state, called the offer ‘cynical’ given that the Kingdom is making thousands of refugees of its own in its military campaign in Yemen.

‘No, it is more than cynical. This is no Muslim Brotherhood. Where is the solidarity in the Arab world?’ he asked, given that the Kingdom has not offered to take in refugees fleeing from the civil war in Syria. Continue reading »