Dalai Lama: Must not see all Muslims as terrorists after Orlando

By REUTERS
June 14, 2016 01:41

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Monday called the massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, in which 50 people died, a "very serious tragedy," but said it was wrong to see all Muslims as potential terrorists.


Asked in an interview with Reuters about US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's reiteration of a call after the shooting for a ban on Muslims entering the country, the Dalai Lama said the billionaire businessman was entitled to his opinion.


However, he added that if he had a chance, he would ask Trump "What's his reason? More detail."


The Dalai Lama said that in every religious community, including Buddhist ones, "there are some mischievous people."


"But you cannot generalize," he said. "Some individual Muslims may carry out some terrorist activities, but better we should not say 'Muslim terrorists.' I think that's wrong."


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