Toronto Star | Haroon Siddiqui: Aga Khan Museum will prove to be of historic significance

Haroon Siddiqui: Aga Khan Museum will prove to be of historic significanceAga Khan Museum in Toronto sends a message of peace and pluralism to the world at a time of fraught relations between the West and Muslims.

By Haroon Siddiqui for The Star

The $300 million Aga Khan Museum on Wynford Dr. — highly visible from the Don Valley Parkway — is more than a stunning architectural and cultural addition to Toronto.

It represents a historic turning point for Canada — sending a bold political and social message of peace and pluralism to the world at a time of fraught relations between the West and Islam/Muslims.

The museum is to be inaugurated on Friday, a day after the 13th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, and amid daily accounts of terrorism and wars in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nigeria and elsewhere. The museum, which opens to the public Sept. 18, offers the beauty and diversity of Islamic cultures and civilizations through the ages.

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