The Dalai Lama has finally spoken out about the Rohingya genocide in the most unflinching terms, calling the genocide “sort of harassing some Muslims.”:
“Those people you see who sort of harassing some Muslims, then they should remember Buddha; in such circumstances, Buddha helping. Definitely help to those poor Muslims. So still, I feel that. So very sad. Very sad.”
Good to know Lord Buddha would stand with Muslims. The Dalai Lama’s cowardice & pity in response to an apocalyptic genocide doesn’t represent the highest traditions of Buddhism. Generations of Buddhists who do, have put their bodies on the line to oppose war, as in Vietnam, & have fled into exile from Burma to denounce genocide against the Rohingya.