Dalai Lama Worries Europe Could Become ‘Muslim,’ But Criticizes Trump for Immigration Policies

The spiritual leader of the Tibetan people gave an interview to BBC Thursday wherein he warned against excessive Muslim and African migration in Europe, but also criticized President Donald J. Trump for his immigration policies.

“When he became president he expressed America first. That is wrong,” the Dalai Lama said on America’s current immigration crisis. “When I saw pictures of some of those young children, I was sad.”

Democrats are now insisting that there is a humanitarian crisis at the U.S. southern border with Mexico, despite denying such a crisis when Trump wanted funds to build a wall on the border and halt migration just a few months ago. Border security would, in theory, deter migrants from making the perilous journey north through cartel country to cross America’s border illegally.

But the Dalai Lama also expressed dismay at the idea that Europe was becoming dominated by Muslims and Africans, and said that the goal should be to send migrants back to their homelands.

“European countries should take these refugees and give them education and training. Then the aim is return to their own land,” he said. “A limited number is OK, but whole Europe eventually become [a] Muslim country? Impossible. Or [an] African country? Also impossible.”

Watch the full interview here.

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