Dalai Lama lauds New Zealand PM for handling mosque attacks

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Source: Associated Press

By ASHOK SHARMA

NEW DELHI (AP) — The Dalai Lama on Thursday praised New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern for her compassionate handling of a recent attack on two mosques by a gunman that left 50 Muslim worshippers dead in Christchurch.

The Tibetan spiritual leader said others could learn from her.

“I really admire the New Zealand prime minister. She is wonderful,’” he told reporters in the Indian capital, where he addressed a conference of educators and students.

He said the killing of worshippers in New Zealand was an example of what hatred can do to people.

“She really tried to tackle this problem through nonviolence, through compassion and through mutual respect. I really admire her. I think that’s one living example.”

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Categories: budhism, Mosque, New Zealand

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