Wednesday, April 12, 2006

What the Dalai Lama says about terrorists

His Holiness The Dalai Lama told The Daily Telegraph that terrorists should be treated humanely.

"Otherwise, the problem will escalate. If there is one Bin Laden killed today, soon there will be 10 Bin Ladens. Awesome. Ten Bin Ladens killed, the hatred is spread; 100 bombed, and 1,000 lose members of their families."

He also said Westerners had become too self-absorbed and that modern terrorism was born out of jealousy of Western lifestyles. "This new terrorism has been brewing for many years. Much of it is caused by jealousy and frustration at the West because it looks so highly developed and successful on television. It is fascinating. In the West, you have bigger homes, yet smaller families; you have endless conveniences -- yet you never seem to have any time. You can travel anywhere in the world, yet you don't bother to cross the road to meet your neighbours."

3 comments:

Aadil said...

Don't know if they can even find Bin Laden anyway so where's the question of killing even one of them, leave aside the many that may be born later on!!! Good thought about treating them well, just wonder if they are going to reform and not kill anyone just because we will treat them humanely!!! Did you hear about one of the Romanian ladies offering herself to Bin Laden so that he stops with his terrorist acts. It seems she had given the same offer to Saddam Hussain but he did not heed her request and see where he is now!!! HAHAHA!!!

Cheers,
Aadil.

Shinu Mathew said...

Glad to see you back on action!

Sirensongs: Indologist At Large said...

Thanks Shinu and Aadil, just been rather down lately. Gotta keep on typin....