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What a statement for Europeans -- the Dalai Lama, head of Tibetan Buddhism, a practitioner and advocate for nonviolence and for peace on a global scale, personal friend of peace figures like Archbishop Desmond Tutu, has said that Europe belongs to Europeans, and that the refugees should learn skills to go home and rebuild their nations:
The Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, said Wednesday that "Europe belongs to the Europeans" and that refugees should return to their native countries to rebuild them.
Speaking at a conference in Sweden's third-largest city of Malmo, home to a large immigrant population, the Dalai Lama -- who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989 -- said Europe was "morally responsible" for helping "a refugee really facing danger against their life".
"Receive them, help them, educate them... but ultimately they should develop their own country," said the 83-year-old Tibetan who fled the capital Lhasa in fear of his life after China poured troops into the region to crush an uprising.
"I think Europe belongs to the Europeans," he said, adding they should make clear to refugees that "they ultimately should rebuild their own country".