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Dalai Lama on Islam

11:57 AM, Jul 14, 2008 • By JAIME SNEIDER
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The Dalai Lama said yesterday "'it's totally wrong, unfair' to call Islam a violent religion." Whatever the truth of this claim, there is certainly political wisdom in it. It will be easier to reform Islam if we assert terrorists pervert their religion rather than Islam is inherently flawed. And the Dalai Lama knows first hand how dangerous the Islamic threat is:

Security forces surrounding the Dalai Lama have been increased after reports that an Al Qaeda-linked terror group attempted to assassinate the spiritual leader. The 72-year-old Tibetan Buddhist has been given a three-tiered security ring to protect him after the assassination attempt by Lashkar-e-Toiba surfaced, reported The Australian newspaper.