Americans who believe the U.S. should not accept refugees from Syria and the Middle East have an unlikely ally: the Dalai Lama.
The 14th Dalai Lama, the head of the Tibetan Buddhist monks and one of the world’s most recognized religious leaders, spoke Thursday with Piers Morgan on ITV’s “Good Morning Britain” and reiterated his belief that refugees from the Middle East should return home to rebuild their countries. While the Dalai Lama may not be a fan of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump — the Dalai Lama mockedthe businessman during his interview with Morgan — the pair seem to agree on this issue, even if for different reasons.
“The main effort should go to help their own country bring peace, in Syria, Libya or even Afghanistan. Generally the people always feel, ‘oh, one day we return’,” the Dalai Lama told Morgan. “[They] should rebuild their own country.”