Lecture by Senator Mushahid Hussain of Pakistan

January 31, 2007
12:00 a.m. - 7:09 a.m.

Senator Mushahid Hussain, a Georgetown University alumnus and current member of the Pakistan's ruling party, the Muslim League, gave a lecture at Georgetown University's Intercultural Center concerning the challenges of creating peace between the Islamic and Western worlds. Senator Mushahid said that the roots of conflict are less religious and more about politics and also suggested that the frequently unreasonable policies of the Western world on traditional Islamic culture fuel the tensions between the two cultures. Arguing that there is not a fundamental divide between the West and Islam, the Senator said that leaders from both sides need to cooperate with each other in order to ensure that extremism does not continue to breed resentment.

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