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The basic problem is the enormous lack of knowledge of the Islamic world in the general world-culture. It's a rather remarkable thing and a very sad thing to me, that over a billion people, their 1400 year history, of civilizations, are simply not part of general education in the general Western world. It's a remarkable knowledge gap.

Aga Khan IV PTV Interview 2002-03-13

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Aga Khan Museum Toronto Opening Ceremony 2014-09-12

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Toronto set to unveil first museum of Islamic culture in North America
Author: Peter Kuitenbrouwer National Post Canada
Luis Monreal is a ball of energy who speaks quickly and wields a large vocabulary. Born in Spain to a Catalan mother and a Basque father, he is fluent in French, Spanish, English, German, and (he smiles) “some Arabic.”

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Peter J. Thompson/National PostA woman walks past art work made by Pakistan artist Aisha Khalid at the soon to be opened Aga Khan Museum..

Hazar Imam arrives in DaresSalaam 2014-08-02

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Hazar Imam arrived in Dar es salaam, Tanzania on 2nd August for the hospital opening and
then will go Arusha for the Aga Khan university development

His Highness the Aga Khan's address at the Aiglon College Graduation Ceremony (Chesières, Switzerland)

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Distinguished guests,

Thanks you Mr. McDonald for your very kind words, and for protecting me from eggs and tomatoes for having studied at Le Rose.

Let me say what an honour and pleasure it is to share this important day with this graduating class, with your faculty, your parents, your alumni. I congratulate you most warmly for all your successes, not only in your academic endeavours but also in the many fields where you have demonstrated exceptional talent. In music and art, in drama and sports, and in so many other areas of endeavour.

Aga Khan, l’imam philanthrope 2014-06-12

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Below is the Google English translation)

Gilles Maarek / Gaetane Morin: How faithful are you planning in France and in the world?
His Highness the Aga Khan: Some 5,000 Ismailis live in France after fleeing domestic unrest in their countries of origin.
Worldwide, there are about 15 million. Our structure radiates worldwide. It is governed by a Constitution, which adapts to local laws.
Imam that I was responsible to interpret Islam and to ensure the quality of life of those who refer to me.
GM/GM: How do you do?

Princess Zahra reviews redevelopment of Prince Aly Khan Hospital in Mumbai 2014-06-03

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Princess Zahra visited India and Bangladesh in June to review progress in the redevelopment of Prince Aly Khan Hospital and the surrounding Aga Hall estate, and to take part in celebrating the silver jubilee of the Aga Khan School in Dhaka.

2013 NORTH-SOUTH PRIZE OF THE COUNCIL OF EUROPE 2014-05-06

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The North-South Prize has been awarded every year since 1995 to two candidates who have stood out for their exceptional commitment to promoting North-South solidarity.
The candidates, preferably a man and a woman, must have distinguished themselves in the following areas: protection of human rights, defense of pluralist democracy, public awareness raising on issues of global interdependence and solidarity, and strengthening the North-South partnership.

The winners of the 2013 North-South Prize of the Council of Europe are Susanne Jabbour and His Highness the Aga Khan

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