Non-violence best answer, Dalai Lama says
"Avoiding violence in places like Afghanistan and Iraq is the best way to counter the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the Dalai Lama said before meeting the prime minister in Ottawa on Monday.
Speaking on the second day of his visit to Canada, the spiritual leader of Tibet said he would tell Stephen Harper, if the subject were to come up, that “using violence to counter violence” can exacerbate problems.
“I always believe non-violence is the best way to solve problems,” he said in response to reporters' questions about Canada's role in Afghanistan.
A clearly uncomfortable Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney stood close by, trying to interrupt without success and tugging at the holy man's elbow."
Tugging at the holy man's elbow? That's really classy, Jason.
Not much on the whole non-violence thing though really, our Minister of Multiculturalism.
Regular readers will recall Jason came this close to winning the coverted Certificate of Hitlertude just this past February.
Cross-posted at Creekside