Dalai Lama Says Europe Has Accepted ‘Too Many Refugees’
The Dalai Lama suggests that the immense flow of indefinitely housed refugees into Europeans countries is a bad idea.
“When we look into the face of every single refugee, especially the children and women, we can feel their suffering,” the Tibetan spiritual leader commented.
“A human being who is a bit more fortunate has the duty to help them,” he continued. “On the other hand, there are too many now.” The Daily reported that he was laughing at the time, aware that his comments would appear shocking to many. The Dalai Lama went on to say:
“Europe and America Cannot Become Arab Countries.”
“From a moral point of view too, I think that the refugees should only be admitted temporarily,” he concluded. “The goal should be that they return and help rebuild their countries.”
President Obama cannot be happy about this challenge to his actions. When the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism is saying we have overextend our compassion, you know we have gone too far.
We also know that Obama respects the spiritual leader and has called him “a powerful example of what it means to practice compassion” and one who “inspires us to speak up for the freedom and dignity of all human beings.”
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