It looks like Pope Francis and the Dalai Lama have some ideological differences that stretch beyond just religion. While Francis welcomes the hoard of refugees into Europe, the other holiness has taken the opposite stance.
The International Business Times reports:
The Dalai Lama, leader of Tibetan Buddhism, urged caution on the migration crisis in Europe, saying Tuesday that there are “too many” refugees in the European Union.
“When we look at the face of each refugee, but especially those of the children and women, we feel their suffering, and a human being who has a better situation in life has the responsibility to help them. But on the other hand, there are too many at the moment,” he said, Agence-France Presse reported. “Europe, Germany in particular, cannot become an Arab country, Germany is Germany,” he added.
It’s not exactly hard to see why a Tibetan monk is warming against the consequences of cultural imperialism.
The spiritual leader, who himself has lived in exile for nearly half a century, has long held somewhat temperate views on Europe’s responsibility to help a large asylum-seeking population. When migration to Europe first began to surge in the summer of 2015, the Dalai Lama applauded countries like Austria and Germany that had opened their doors to refugees, while also pointing out the limits of a nation’s ability to provide services to thousands of additional people.
More than 1 million people sought asylum in Europe in 2015, with the vast majority of them looking to settle in Northern European countries like Germany and Sweden.
It’s always liberals saying that the Middle East should solve their own problems – so why is the refugee crisis any different? The five wealthiest Muslim countries have refused to take in a single refugee on the basis that they’re afraid of terrorists slipping through the cracks.
Where are the liberals blasting them as a bunch of Islamophobes?
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