In response to a question about religiously motivated violence, the Dalai Lama replied that it is “totally wrong, unfair” to label Islam as a violent religion. Also, when asked why Americans are so anxious and troubled, he joked, “I’m the wrong person to ask. You should ask Americans!” He was speaking at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania.
- Dalai Lama defends Islam as peaceful religion
San Jose Mercury News, 7/14/08
- At Lehigh, Dalai Lama defends Islam
Philadelphia Enquirer, 7/14/08