Dalai Lama Says “Europe is for Europeans,” Wants Muslim Refugees to Return Home

Religious leader Dalai Lama drew the ire of progressives and liberals when he made it clear he believes that Europe should limit muslim refugees and have the goal of sending them back once they help them with education and training.


Some also blamed the reporter for baiting him into controversial remarks.

Laura wrote That isn’t controversial or surprising. Most Europeans agree with him. However I think you showed a lot of nerve asking the Dalai Lama what’s wrong with Europe becoming Muslim or African. This is why nobody likes or trusts the BBC.

You did a brilliant job of baiting (and also misconstruing) him into making controversial statements. Way to go @BBCRajiniV! You are a perfect example of media with agenda. How about some real questions? Do you know that China evicted over 3700 Tibetan monks & nuns this week?.

From Metro

The Dalai Lama has claimed Europe could become ‘African or Muslim’ if refugees do not return to their home countries.

The 83-year-old, who has been living as a refugee from Tibet since 1959, said he thinks only a ‘limited number’ of people should be allowed to remain in their adopted countries.

He told the BBC that he thought European nations should be obliged to take in those who are fleeing their home countries and need help, but should ultimately be taught skills to return with.

He said: ‘European countries should take these refugees and give them education and training, and the aim is – return to their own land with certain skills.’ When he was asked what should happen to anyone who wishes to stay in the country they have settled in he added: ‘A limited number is OK.

He added that it European nations are obliged to help them (Picture: AP) ‘But the whole of Europe [will] eventually become Muslim country – impossible.

Or African country, also impossible.’ The Buddhist spiritual leader has previously said that he thinks ‘Europe is for Europeans’ at a speech last year in Malmo, Sweden.