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The long-time refugee, the Dalai Lama says Europe has accepted ‘too many’ refugees?

Posted on: June 4, 2016

Dalai Lama says Europe has accepted ‘too many’ refugees

Tibet’s spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, thinks that Europe has accepted too many refugees, saying that they should stay only temporarily and return to rebuild their home countries once the conflicts there have been resolved.

Speaking in Dharamsala in northern India where the Tibetan government resides in exile, the Dalai Lama said in an interview with the German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung that “When we look into the face of every single refugee, especially the children and women, we can feel their suffering.”

“A human being who is a bit more fortunate has the duty to help them. On the other hand, there are too many now,” he added.

He said that countries taking in refugees should take a healthy look at the situation and realize that it’s not possible for all of the newcomers to be integrated into European society, stressing that the main goal for Europe’s leaders is to provide them with temporary shelter.

“Europe, for example Germany, cannot become an Arab country. Germany is Germany,” he said. “There are so many that in practice it becomes difficult.”

When the first massive wave of migration began in 2015, the Dalai Lama praised states like Germany and Austria for welcoming refugees, while also stressing that every country can only provide decent living conditions to a limited the number of people.

Europe is currently facing its worst refugee crisis since World War II.

Some 1.8 million asylum-seekers illegally entered the European Union in 2015 fleeing war and poverty in Middle Eastern countries, according to data from the European Union border agency Frontex.

(Tiny Lebanon with a population of 4 million has received 2 million refugees with no substantial foreign aid to alleviate its tenuous infrastructure and services)

The Dalai Lama added that “from a moral point of view too, I think that the refugees should only be admitted temporarily,” explaining that they should “return and help rebuild their countries.”

The Dalai Lama, who himself has spent over half a century in exile in northern India, expressed hope that someday he will be able to visit Tibet again.

The many faces of the Dalai Lama. A so called man of peace who keeps the company of western war criminals.

A man of peace who stands idly by while his co-religionists ethnically cleanse the Rohingya people in Myanmar (other than the occasional hypocritical word or two about things needing to be done). He has a moral authority (by virtue of his position) to be more vocal yet chooses not to be.

The hypocrisy has now entered the European refugee debate. This man, a refugee himself for half a century, says that Europe has taken in too many refugees!

Forget that refugees are dying by the boat load, forget that people are escaping war, forget that people are risking it all to escape death – no, this hypocrite of a man chooses to play the tune of the xenophobe!

He also says ‘they should return [be sent back] to rebuild their country’, a Noble thought if it were not for the fact he himself has not returned to rebuild anything!

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