Article courtesy of Independent, written by Max Bearak.
The Dalai Lama, widely known for his compassionate views, has said that "too many" refugees are seeking asylum in Europe, according to German news.
Speaking to reporters in the de facto capital of Tibet's exiled government, he said: "Europe, for example Germany, cannot become an Arab country," in an interview with German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. "Germany is Germany. There are so many that in practice it becomes difficult."
It was an unexpected extension of sympathy for a sentiment that has found fertile ground among nationalist groups. The Dalai Lama, who often speaks of humanity's need to acknowledge its "oneness", is a refugee himself.
Featured Image: Tibetan Spiritual leader the Dalai Lama speaks during the swearing-in ceremony of re-elected Sikyong (Prime Minister of the Central Tibetan Administration) Lobsang Sangay at the Tsuglakhang Temple in McLeod Ganj on May 27, 2016. (Photo by LOBSANG WANGYAL/AFP/Getty Images)