“When we look into the face of every single refugee, especially the children and women, we can feel their suffering,” the Dalai Lama said in an interview for Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, a German newspaper.
“A human being who is a bit more fortunate has the duty to help them. On the other hand, there are too many now,”
“Europe, for example Germany, cannot become an Arab country, Germany is Germany.”
“There are so many that in practice it becomes difficult.”
“From a moral point of view too, I think that the refugees should only be admitted temporarily.”
“The goal should be that they return and help rebuild their countries.”
The Dalai Lama has called out the “unabated influx of Chinese immigrants to Tibet” a policy of genocide, because it was “reducing the Tibetans to an insignificant minority in their own country.”