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Special> China's Tibet: Facts & Figures> Beijing Review Exclusive
UPDATED: January 4, 2009 NO. 2 JAN. 8, 2009
Dalai Lama's Nexus With Extremists

Since he fled the Himalayan region following an aborted uprising against the Central Government in 1959, the Dalai Lama has never stopped his all-out attempts to split Tibet from China. All his separatist activities were carried out under the cloak of religion as well as liberty, democracy and human rights.

All the glossy camouflages cannot cover up the deep contradiction between the two excuses used by the Dalai Lama clique to try to legitimize its separatist conspiracy. It is known that Europeans too were strongly opposed to religious rule when they held high the banner of liberty, democracy and equality during the Renaissance.

Even in the religious domain, where he has enjoyed consolidated political support and gained international sympathy, the Dalai Lama also turns out to be a person with terrible ideas. New documents indicate that the Dalai Lama set up intimate connections with supporters of Nazism as early as in his teens.

At the age of 11, the Dalai Lama was tutored by Heinrich Harrer, an Austrian with a strong Nazi background. Born in July 1912, Harrer joined the Nazi Party in 1938 and then began to serve in Adolf Hitler's Nazi army. A year after the defeat of Hitler's Nazi forces in 1945, the once staunch Nazi disciple fled to China's Tibet and became the first teacher of the Dalai Lama. Since then, he had inculcated in the former Tibet spiritual leader the violent Nazi ideology.

In addition to his links to Nazism, the Dalai Lama is also known to have enjoyed close connections with the notorious Japanese Aum Doomsday Cult. The illegal cult is well-known to all for the deadly subway poisoning it plotted in Tokyo in 1995. The gas poisoning killed 12 people and injured more than 5,000. On February 27, 2004, a Tokyo court sentenced Shoko Asahara, founder of the Aum Doomsday Cult, to death on charges of 13 crimes and the Japanese highest court turned down his appeal and upheld the original ruling in September 2006.

As peace-loving people across the world heaped their anger and criticisms on the Asahara-led Aum Doomsday Cult, the Dalai Lama, however, argued in an interview with Kyodo News Agency that the illegal group aimed at spreading Buddhist tenets and claimed Asahara was still his bosom friend. His remarks astounded the whole world at that time. The Dalai Lama's unlimited support to the cult was attributed to his close relations with its head. On his trip to Japan in 1984, the Dalai Lama met with 29-year-old Asahara and they met once again in India in 1986. Asahara established the Aum Doomsday Cult after he came back from this trip.

A year later, Asahara went to the South Asian nation and met with the Dalai Lama again. "Buddhism is decadent in Japan and you are the most suitable person to plant real Buddhism in your country because you know best the Buddha's innermost ideas," the Dalai Lama told Asahara during their meeting. It was after this meeting that the two built a tutor-student relationship.

The Dalai Lama even wrote in 1989 a letter to the Tokyo authorities recommending Asahara's Aum Doomsday Cult be recognized as a formal religious group in Japan. His attempt was later realized.

In a letter of thanks to the Dalai Lama after the Aum Doomsday Cult acquired legal status in Japan, Asahara vowed to his tutor, "I will try my best to help Tibet be returned to the hands of Tibetans."

Under the instructions of the Dalai Lama, Asahara later sneaked into China's Tibet twice to preach "Tibet independence." In collusion with Asahara, the Dalai Lama attempted to set up a pro-"Tibet independence" team in Japan.

This is an excerpt from an article recently published in the Phoenix Weekly. The English version is reprinted from the December 26, 2008 edition of China Daily

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