West Must Curb Its Own Extremists: Mowahid

Washington, DC: For global unrest to decrease, the West must curb its own extremists who, through their acts and use of inflammatory language, incite hatred against Islam and justify violence against Muslims. This was stated by Mowahid Hussain Shah, Special Advisor to the Chief Minister Punjab, who was chief guest during celebrations to mark the 58th anniversary of the formation of Pakistan, at the well-known Food Factory restaurant in the Washington area.
At the same time, Pakistanis living in the US should develop the competence and confidence to project positive features of Pakistan, remarked Mowahid.
Speaking on the occasion, Mowahid said the Muslim elites have to develop Iqbal’s khudi (self-esteem) in order to shun the existing duality of being aggressive with their own kinfolk and yet being submissive before outsiders.
The vision of Allama Iqbal and the leadership of Quaid-i-Azam provide a superb example of enlightenment, integrity, and courage, which continues to inspire and benefit today’s generation in Pakistan and the international community beyond the borders of Pakistan, emphasized Mowahid.
The function was attended by a mix of Pakistanis, Americans, women, students, and children, who were all served Pakistani meals. Later, Mowahid announced and made prize drawing distributions to the winners, which included a free Umra airfare ticket.

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