Skip to comments.Texas governor Rick Perry hosting "Golden Jubilee" event with Muslim leader
Posted on 04/11/2008 5:40:28 AM PDT by Ted
Texas Gov. Rick Perry plans to host a private dinner followed by fireworks near Austin on Saturday to honor the Aga Khan, a descendant of the Prophet Muhammad celebrating his 50th year as the spiritual leader of a Muslim sect.
Earlier in the day, the leaders are expected to be on hand as the University of Texas signs an agreement with Aga Khan University, which has campuses in Pakistan and other countries, fostering student and teacher exchanges between the institutions.
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Another in a long list of reasons why my child and wallet will not be going to UT.
I wanted Kinky.
Where is the ACLU today? Think some prayers will be said at a public school (UT)?
if you live in Texas, your wallet goes to UT even if your children do not.
Me too. I doubt that he would’ve engaged in this at UT.
He has engaged in interfaith encounters for young Jews and Muslims to engage each other on peaceful terms.
This would probably have been in the 50's, so of course, it wasn't this particular Aga Khan.
Nine year-old Ayesha couldn’t make the ceremony because of her trauma.
The Aga Khan is the leader of the Ismailis who are considered heretics by Sunnis and by Shi'ites, especially by Wahhabi Sunnis.
The Aga Khan has fiercely denounced the Islamic Revolution in Iran as fascist and violative of basic human rights.
He has called for complete religious freedom for all Christians, Hindus, Baha'is and other non-Muslim groups living in the Muslim world.
His great-great grandfather is famous for putting an end to Muslim pogroms in India against Hindus.
The Aga Khan is as good a guy as a Muslim can be.
The current Aga Khan IV is the son of II and II's first wife, Joan Yarde-Fuller.
The Aga Khan is half-English and his heir, the presumptive Aga Khan V, is his son by his first wife Sally Croker-Poole.
The Aga Khan V is three-quarters English and has been raised in the UK from birth.
However, I was wrong.
I had forgotten that the current Aga Khan is the grandson of the Aga Khan III, because the Aga Khan's father died in 1960 at the age of 49.
His father, Prince Ali Khan, would have been the Aga Khan IV, but the Aga Khan III died in 1957 and Prince Ali Khan - the heir presumptive - was already unwell and so he abdicated in favor of his 21 year old son, the current Aga Khan IV.
Prince Ali Khan was half Persian and half Italian.
His son, the current Aga Khan, is half English, a quarter Italian and a quarter Persian.
His son, the presumptive Aga Khan V, is three quarters English, one eighth Italian and only one-eighth Persian.
However, the presumptive Aga Khan V is almost 40 and has not yet married or produced an heir.
His younger brother - a naturalized American citizen - is marrying an American woman of Mayflower pedigree named Kristin White.
If they have a son and his brother never does, the Aga Khan VI will be only 1/16th Persian.
I think it was ALI Khan and yes, they did marry and (I believe) have a daughter.
Religious dynasty. A primary reason there are schisms among muslims.
Hayworth left her film career in 1948 to marry the Pakistani Prince Ali Khan, who was the vice-president of the United Nations General Assembly representing Pakistan. He was also the son of Aga Khan III, the leader of the Ismaili sect of Shia Islam. They had one daughter, Princess Yasmin Aga Khan (who cared for her mother until her death).
Take it from a native Texan: RICK PERRY IS A DO-NOTHING, EMPTY SUIT, LITTLE PUNK WHO HIGHLY OVERESTIMATES HIMSELF AND WHO IS AN EMBARRASSMENT TO THE STATE OF TEXAS AND TO HIS ALMA MATER; TEXAS A&M.
If he runs for reelection, I’ll vote for a Democrat before I vote for him.
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