The SNC is dedicated to defending the Syrian people. Unless those Syrian people happen to live in the UAE, one of the campaign group’s sponsors.
Last week, the UAE cancelled residency permits for Syrians and refused to issue visas to anyone holding a Syrian passport.
The SNC’s weasel-worded statement accuses the world of stirring up a controversy and trying to divide the two brotherly peoples:
The cancelation of residency permits for several Syrian citizens residing in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)…have built up a controversy and misunderstanding that has overshadowed the UAE’s sustained policy of support to the Syrian people’s cause.
The SNC hopes that the UAE will treat the Syrian people (that it claims to support) with forgiveness. What! It also asks Syrians to abide by the law of the Gulf dictatorship.
Kicking out Syrians and refusing to let refugees across its borders shows exactly how much the UAE really cares about the ‘Syrian people’.
And as for the SNC – don’t bite the hand that feeds you, eh.