Migrants form a sit-down demonstration as police block the entrance to the main Eastern Railway station in Budapest.

It's hard not to notice how almost all Syrian refugees flee westward rather than seek a safe haven in the rich Arab Persian Gulf states.

Now, social-media users worldwide are increasingly raising the question of why.

On Twitter, the Arabic-language hashtag #Hosting_Syria's_refugees_is_a_Gulf_duty has become a forum for expressing the indignation many Arabs feel at seeing European states like Germany taking in thousands of refugees while the Gulf states host almost none.

A recent message showed a photo of a drowned refugee with the comment: "It is shameful that they have to roam all about God's earth and drown in the seas while fleeing death when we are supposed to be closer to them than the West." 

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