He went on to say that refugees should only stay temporarily and them move back to re-build their countries and resolve conflict.
RT.com reports: Tibet’s spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, thinks that Europe has accepted too many refugees, saying that they should stay only temporarily and return to rebuild their home countries once the conflicts there have been resolved.
Speaking in Dharamsala in northern India where the Tibetan government resides in exile, the Dalai Lama said in an interview with the German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung that “When we look into the face of every single refugee, especially the children and women, we can feel their suffering.”
“A human being who is a bit more fortunate has the duty to help them. On the other hand, there are too many now, specially not the right ones” he added.
He said that countries taking in refugees should take a healthy look at the situation to understand who are why them should be integrated and realize that it’s not possible for all of the newcomers to be integrated into European society, stressing that the main goal for Europe’s leaders is to provide them with temporary shelter. It is also the duty of the leaders to understand the type of people that are pouring in as refugees and their destructive ideologies. Specially the extremists who wants to make Europe another middle east which they had to leave in the first place to save their life.
“Europe, for example Germany, cannot become an Arab country. Germany is Germany,” he said. “There are so many that in practice it becomes difficult.”
When the first massive wave of migration began in 2015, the Dalai Lama praised states like Germany and Austria for welcoming refugees, while also stressing that every country can only provide decent living conditions to a limited the number of people.
Europe is currently facing its worst refugee crisis since World War II. Some 1.8 million asylum-seekers illegally entered the European Union in 2015 fleeing war and poverty in Middle Eastern countries, according to data from the
European Union border agency Frontex.The Dalai Lama added that “from a moral point of view too, I think that the refugees should only be admitted temporarily,”explaining that they should “return and help rebuild their countries.”
The Dalai Lama, who himself has spent over half a century in exile in northern India, expressed hope that someday he will be able to visit Tibet again.