Thursday, May 23, 2013

Saudi Arabia spends billions pushing their cult in non-Muslim countries while its own citizens live in abject poverty

This is the country that Western politicians hobnob with shamelessly and after their frolics come back with gold chains and other gifts from the bribing hypocrite of that hellhole.
The link has photos that show the living conditions of Saudi Arabia's neglected poor.

Photo essay by Aryn Baker at TimeMag:
....Despite the extremely wealthy sector of society in Saudi Arabia, and the the veneer of widespread affluence projected outside the Kingdom, severe poverty is as much a part of life in Riyadh as wealth...

....With its vast oil wealth, Saudi Arabia has one of the highest concentrations of super rich households in the world. But an estimated 20 percent of the population, if not more, lives in crippling poverty. Beggars panhandle in the shadows of Riyadh’s luxury shopping malls, and just a few kilometers away families struggle to get by in the capital’s southern slums. While the government has finally acknowledged that poverty is a problem in the kingdom, the world of the Saudi poor is largely hidden from sight.

Accessing this world is a difficult undertaking for foreign journalists, granted only with the assistance of a few dedicated social workers who risk government opprobrium to expose the realities of life lived on the margins. The Saudi state offers free health care and education, but little in the way of income assistance or food stamps. Many poor Saudi families rely on handouts from private citizens instead....

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