Dalai Lama says ‘Europe belongs to the Europeans’ and suggests refugees return to native countries | The Independent
The Dalai Lama has sparked anger after declaring that “Europe belongs to the Europeans”.
The Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader also said that refugees should return to their native countries and assist with developing them.
The 14th Dalai Lama was speaking at a conference in Malmo, Sweden which is home to a large immigrant population, according to the Business Times.
“Receive them, help them, educate them ... but ultimately they should develop their own country,” the 83-year-old said, when speaking about refugees.
“I think Europe belongs to the Europeans.”