In a recent interview with the BBC, the Dalai Lama has warned that Europe could become “Muslim or African” if refugees who have been taken in are not then sent back to their home countries. The Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader, who has been living as a refugee in India since fleeing Tibet in 1959, said only a “limited number” of migrants should be allowed to remain. He added that refugees who have fled to Europe should be given skills before being returned. He said Europe was under an obligation to take in those who needed help, but ultimately they should be returned to their homelands.
When asked what should happen to those who want to stay in their adopted countries, he replied: “A limited number is OK. But the whole of Europe will eventually become Muslim country-impossible. Or African country, also impossible. They themselves, I think are better in their own land. Better to keep Europe for Europeans.” It is not the first time he has made such comments. In a speech last year in Malmo, Sweden, the D.L. said refugees should return to help rebuilt their own countries. The statistics said that 2.4 million migrants entered the EU from non-EU countries in 2017. There are thought to be around 70 million refugees worldwide.
This Buddhist monk has made India his home since fleeing the capital Lhasa in 1959 during the Tibetan uprising. He set up a government-in-exile in Dharamsala in northern India and launched a campaign to reclaim Tibet from China, which gradually evolved into an appeal for greater autonomy – known as the so-called ‘middle way’ approach. India, which granted him asylum in 1959, has supported the Tibetan leader but of late the government has maintained a distance, citing diplomatic sensitivities.
In 2015 he said that if he was succeeded by a female Dalai Lama she would have to be attractive, despite declaring himself to be a feminist. Speaking to the BBC he again said while laughing: ‘If a female Dalai Lama comes, she should be more attractive.’ On international Women’s Day this year in March he called for more women to be given leadership roles instead of men who are ‘celebrated for killing their opponents’. He posted: ‘Women have been shown to be more sensitive to others’ suffering, whereas, warriors celebrated for killing their opponents are almost always men. When asked in the BBC interview about President Donald Trump he replied that his time in the White House ‘lacked moral principle’ and that his America first policy was ‘wrong’.
Can you be logically inconsistent (a kind way of describing a hypocrite) and willfully blind while being a “spiritual leader”, even a superstar one? Duh, I think we can find ample examples. If President Trump’s “America first” policy is wrong, what about Dalai’s “Europe is for Europeans” policy? Sounds suspiciously similar, to my ignorant ears. He calls himself a feminist, but has said multiple times that if he’s succeeded by a woman, he wants her to be attractive. Isn’t emphasis on looks the bane of feminists? Wanna bet he is attended by more than a few attractive women in his exile?