Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Aga Khan Film - Blick - more coverage in Switzerland

A Muslim fighting for tolerance
To see this Man live is for the Ismailis more important than the pilgrimage to Mecca. The Aga Khan is - according to Ismailism interpretation - a direct descendant of Mohammed and the spiritual and secular leader of the Shia religious community. The approximately 15 million believers live scattered all over the world. Karim Aga Khan came to the throne 50 years ago. A documentary film now shows his political, religious and private life and gives insight into the world of Ismailis - which for many of the 1.4 billion Muslims around the world are not the "true" Muslims. The women do not wear veils and pray together with men, the girls go to school and they all stand for tolerance and openness. This is Islam too.

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