The Dalai lama rocked the liberal world when he told an audience in Malmo, Sweden this week that refugees should return home and build their own countries.
The Sun reported:
THE Dalai Lama has said refugees should return to home and help rebuild their countries as “Europe belongs to Europeans”.
The Buddhist spiritual leader from Tibet, acknowledged that Europe had a responsibility to help them, but insisted they must also do their part.
Speaking at a conference in Malmo, Sweden, the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize winner said: “Receive them, help them, educate them.
“But ultimately they should develop their own country.”
He added: “I think Europe belongs to the Europeans…”
The 83-year-old later explained, Europe was “morally responsible” for helping a “refugee really facing danger against their life”.
The Dalai Lama fled Tibet in 1959, when he was chosen to become the 14th reincarnation, but Tibetans rejected Chinese rule.
He made a 15-day journey across the Himalayas in a bid to reach India, where he remains in exile.
The 83-year-old flew to Switzerland to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Tibet Institute Rikon.
He is expected to take part in a range of events in the city this week.