During his visit in Sweden this week, in the wake of recent elections where the anti-immigrant party made positive strides, the Dalai Lama has made some very un-Zen-like comments about the recent migrant crisis in Europe:
The Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, said Wednesday that “Europe belongs to the Europeans” and that refugees should return to their native countries to rebuild them.
Speaking at a conference in Sweden’s third-largest city of Malmo, home to a large immigrant population, the Dalai Lama — who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989 — said Europe was “morally responsible” for helping “a refugee really facing danger against their life”.
“Receive them, help them, educate them… but ultimately they should develop their own country,” said the 83-year-old Tibetan who fled the capital Lhasa in fear of his life after China poured troops into the region to crush an uprising.
“I think Europe belongs to the Europeans,” he said, adding they should make clear to refugees that “they ultimately should rebuild their own country”.
Revered by millions of Buddhists around the world, and regarded by his many supporters as a visionary in the vein of Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King, the Dalai Lama was speaking three days after the far-right populist party Sweden Democrats made gains in the country’s general election on Sunday.
The anti-immigration party came in third, behind Prime Minister Stefan Lofven’s Social Democrats and the opposition conservative Moderates in the Nordic nation which in 2015 took in the highest number of asylum seekers per capita in Europe.
Even this icon of the Left, the Dalai Lama, has a firm grasp of the obvious — that Muslims have no place in a traditionally White Christian civilization. Arabs and Africans need to develop their own countries and not sponge off White ones, so says the racist Zen Master.
It would seem that this New Age guru — a promoter of One World spirituality — has gone off-script in his doddering old age. No stranger to international intrigue, the Dalai Lama was once on the payroll of the C.I.A., but now, it would seem, he has gone rogue — and his handlers will need to set him straight before his racism spreads among Leftist navel-gazers.