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Article by Bryan Howard
September 13, 2018
The Dalai Lama spoke at a conference in Sweden on Wednesday, where held some surprising stances and statements. the Dalai Lama spoke on the issue of Migration into the European countries and said “Europe belongs to Europeans,” and the Middle east refugees should “return to their homelands and rebuild them.”
The Dalai Lama sympathized with the refugees since he himself escaped Communist China, but claimed even though Europe is “morally responsible” for helping those who face “danger to their life,” the end game however needs to be rehabilitation of the refugees homelands.
“Receive them, help them, educate them… but ultimately they should develop their own country,” said the 83-year-old Dalai Lama.
Dalai Lama continued,
“I think Europe belongs to the Europeans,” he added, stressing that countries like Germany and Sweden should make clear that refugees must “return to their homelands and rebuild them”.
“When we look into the face of every single refugee, especially the children and women, we can feel their suffering,” he stated. “The goal should be that they return and help rebuild their countries.”
The Dalai Lama made similar statements back in 2016 when Germany was taking in many refugees from the middle east.
“Europe, for example Germany, cannot become an Arab country,” he told German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. “Germany is Germany. There are so many that in practice it becomes difficult.”