Europe ‘will become Muslim if refugees don’t go home’, Dalai Lama says

28 Jun 2019

The Dalai Lama has said he thinks Europe could become ‘African or Muslim’ if refugee stay in their adopted countries (Picture: EPA/Reuters)


He argued that differentiating fundamentalism from Islam itself was a key way to stop violence and strengthen integration OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Image

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 a ‘limited number’ should be able to stay where they have settled (Picture: EPA)

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. He said: ‘Receive them [migrants], help them, educate them, but ultimately they should develop their own country. I think Europe belongs to the Europeans.’

The Dalai Lama has lived in India since fleeing Lhasa 60 years ago during the Tibetan uprising. While in exile, he set up a government in Dharamsala in northern India and launched a campaign to reclaim Tibet from China.


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  1. Has he forgotten that all human beings originated in Africa? And if everybody applied his ‘wisdom’, then all Americans other than the native ones should return to their countries of origin and so on and so forth.

    Very daft and racist kind of statement and suggestion. It doesn’t suit his title at all.

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