Business journalist Ali Velshi embarks on a journey exploring pluralism, identity, and the weaponization of culture

Business journalist Ali Velshi embarks on a journey exploring pluralism, identity, and the weaponization of cultureExcerpt:

Velshi wants to become better informed about why people feel this need to have scapegoats so he is better equipped to bring them over to the side of pluralism.

In this regard, he’s been inspired by the spiritual leader of the Ismailis, the Aga Khan, who is one of the world’s foremost advocates for pluralism.

In fact, the Aga Khan spearheaded the creation of the Global Centre for Pluralism in Ottawa with the goal of deepening understanding of factors that contribute to inclusion and exclusion around the world.

“When the Aga Khan speaks of culture, it’s not just ethnicity and religion,” Velshi points out. “He talks about music and art and the built environment.”

Source: Georgia Straight Vancouver’s News & Entertainment Weekly / Charlie Smith / May 9th, 2018

Author: ismailimail

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

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  1. This may indeed be a very exciting moment in the interesting life of Ali Velshi, MSNBC TV Business Analyst. It could be Mr Velshi’s starting salvo in a series of events culminating in him running for elected office for the Federal Liberal Party of Canada. It should be noted that he is no stranger to politics, having successfully run(at a young age) his father Murad Velshi’s election campaign to win a seat as a Liberal MPP(Liberal Member of Provincial Parliament) of Ontario Province in 1985 in the Toronto riding of Don Mills. Mr Velshi has also worked as an intern for a Member of the U.S. Congress from the Democratic Party in the United States of America. Time will tell if this assessment of mine is correct!


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