The Dalai Lama joins Barack Obama, David Cameron, Tony Abbott, Pope Francis, and myriad other non-Muslims who know exactly how the Muslims of the Islamic State are misusing Islam. None of them have yet explained how this “misuse” of Islam became so widespread. None of them have yet explained why so many Muslims from Western countries are going to fight for the Islamic State. None of them have yet explained how the caliph Ibrahim, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, got his Ph.D in Islamic Studies without knowing anything about Islam.
“Dalai Lama condemns religious killings and says extremists ‘misuse jihad,'” Daily Mail, September 20, 2014:
Stressing on inter-religious harmony and urging all religious leaders to rise above dogmas for reaching out to everybody, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama said killing in the name of faith is ‘terrible’.
Spiritual leaders of nine major religions held discussions on the first day of the two-day, all-religion meet on ‘Diverse Spiritual Traditions in India’ at the Hyatt Regency here on Saturday.
This was a first-of-its-kind event organized by His Holiness. Speaking on the occasion, the Dalai Lama said India is the only country where religions co-exist.
Referring to Islamic terrorists resorting to violence in the name of jihad, he said jehad was being misused and the holy term connotes fighting one’s own impurities.
“Jihad combats inner destructive emotions. Everybody carries jihad in their hearts, including me,” the Dalai Lama said.
The Dalai Lama said Indian Muslims can offer lessons on Shia-Sunni harmony as Shias feel safer in India than in Pakistan….