DALAI LAMA: Muslim refugees cannot be allowed to turn Germany into an “Arab country.” [archive]

“Europe, for example Germany, cannot become an Arab country,” the Dali Lama said, Agence France Pressreported Tuesday. “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 Dali Lama added that despite the need to empathize with refugees, the ultimate goal “should be that they return and help rebuild their countries.”

In sane times, such a mundane, commonsense opinion wouldn’t be all that newsworthy. But the Dalai Lama is much beloved by many on the left, and what he says would be declared by those in power as racist and even unspeakable—if expressed by any white person, anyway.