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Even to those who are not Buddhists and those who don’t really understand who or what the Dalai Lama is, the very title connotes a spiritual leader of high regard who is above the politics of the world.

So, it is a newsworthy moment when the Tibetan Buddhist leader speaks out about the immigration crisis unfolding in Europe, sounding surprisingly like Republican presidential candidate and billionaire businessman Donald Trump.

The 80-year-old spiritual leader is himself a refugee, having been forced into exile in 1951 when the Chinese military seized his native region of Tibet, but he says Europe has taken in too many refugees.

“When we look into the face of every single refugee, especially the children and women, we can feel their suffering,” the spiritual leader of millions said, adding that even though there is a duty on the part of the more fortunate to help, “on the other hand, there are too many now. They should remain temporarily with the goal of returning to their homelands to rebuild.”

The open border policies of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the European Union have invited hundreds of thousands of Muslims from the Middle East into countries without the resources to properly check the identities of the refugees to weed out those with terror ties.

The masses have overwhelmed individual countries with demands for housing, food, medical care, and jobs, in addition to requirements that their cultural and religious differences not only be tolerated, but accommodated.

Crime rates have soared as Muslim men, unaccustomed to respecting women who are not draped in black burqas and have full autonomy, have perpetrated mass sexual assaults, as the German government scurries to supply them with comic books to explain Western “dating” practices to address the problem.

The Dalai Lama told the German newspaper, “Germany cannot become an Arab country. Germany is Germany.”

 

 

 

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