Dalai Lama: There Are No Muslim Or Christian Terrorists

Published 23 October 2017  |  

There are no Muslim or Christian terrorists because terrorists are no more religious once they embrace terror, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama said on Oct. 18 on his first visit to Manipur capital Imphal.

"People cease to be Muslim, Christian or any group the moment they became terrorists," said the Dalai Lama, while addressing at a public reception here on the second day of a three-day visit to Manipur.

The 82-year-old Tibetan leader also condemned religious intolerance and called the continuing violence against the Muslims in Myanmar "unfortunate".

He made a distinction between practicing or preserving religion and propagating it. The latter "is not good," he said.

"India is historically a multi-religion nation. So different people, different communities have a different belief and they must preserve that. But no one religious group has the right to convert or propagate. That is wrong," he said, according to Hindustan Times.

The Dalai Lama also said that violence does not solve any problem.

"India, which has a tradition of 1,000 years of non-violence, could ensure world peace by reviving the ancient knowledge," he said.

Almost all the problems people face today were "our own creation," he added.


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