Former Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Honourable John Baird: “The noble work of the Aga Khan should not be tarnished by this Canadian political scandal”

Source: National Post

His Highness the Aga Khan is a remarkable human being and a force for pluralism in a world besieged by tyranny. At 80 years of age, he is now the longest living spiritual leader in the Islamic world, and a jewel for Canada as our own honourary citizen. His statesmanship has shaped the course of history — in the midst of the Cold War, he bridged Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev in Geneva in his relentless pursuit for peace.

A lot of attention and media has recently been concentrated on the Aga Khan. Let me tell you about the Aga Khan I have come to know…

Read more – Dated: May 15, 2017

Author: ismailimail

Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, inter and intra faith endeavors, achievements and humanitarian works.

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  1. Thank you former Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs John Baird for a superb article that gave me an emotional lift when I sorely needed one today.
    You may not remember this but my two children worked for you in Ottawa, my son when you were the Minister of the Environment and my daughter as a summer intern when you were the Minister of Foreign Affairs. In addition you introduced my wife and I to His Highness the Aga Khan at the opening ceremony of the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat in December 2008, when former Prime Minister Stephen Harper showered many well-deserved accolades upon His Highness.


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