I might have been able to gin up some sympathy for the Dalai Lama and the Tibetians and their plight against the tyrannical Chinese, that is until I read this today.....
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - The Dalai Lama said Sunday that "it's totally wrong, unfair" to call Islam a violent religion.
The Tibetan spiritual leader, appearing at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, offered a defense of Islam in response to a question about the rise of violent religious fundamentalism. He added that he has made a point of reaching out to Muslims since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
If the Dalai Lama can show me a single moderate, peace-loving Muslim in the West that is willing to take sides and publically stand against the terrorist savages, then maybe I'll give his cause the benefit of the doubt in Tibet, and I'll stop calling Islam what I think it is....a backwards, violent cult. I think he's being submissive to Islam to keep the radicals in India from sawing off his head on TV.