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7. Aga Khan and Ismailism in the Media

A Modern History of The Aga Khans

If you read the history and lineage of the Aga Khans, it stinks with moral corruption, indecency and degradation of values. It is amazing such morally corrupt scoundrels are supposed to be Imams of the Ismailis and claim to be in the lineage of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). Woe to the community that hails him as their divine manifest leader.

Aga Khan, a spiritual Imam, was born out of wedlock to a multiple times married and divorced non-Muslim mother. His father was again born out of a wedlock. The Ismaili Imam Aga Khan owns race horses and constantly gambles in horse races. Horse racing has been a family tradition of the Aga Khans. Probably the only spiritual leaderwho breeds race horses and gambles in horse racing. See http://www.agakhanstuds.com. Maybe Ismailis can tell us if the Aga Khani Jaafari version of Shi’ism and Imamate allows gambling and horse racing?

Aga Khan has five-star hotels and casinos in Europe where every unislamic act is just as routine. Maybe its the Aga Khani version of Islam and Imamate which allows this.

Aga Khan moved his entire stable from Britain to France because it made more “commercial sense”, according to his own website http://www.agakhanstuds.com/history/ch1.asp. Imagine a spiritual leader concerned with race horses, racing and churning money from horse racing.

Aga Khan’s father Prince Ali Solomone Aga Khan (also called “Aly Salman Khan” or “Aly Solomon Khan”) was the first owner in the history of the British Turf to win more than £100,000 in a season and, with a new French record. It is no wonder that 1959 was called “Aly Khan’s

The Aga Khans have been loyal dogs to the British Empire and throughout their history, they have received tremendous support and benefits for their services to the British Empire. This “service” was actually being traitors to the Muslim. In 1887, the colonial rulers of India, the British Raj Sarkar, provided the Aga Khan with rank and nobility. During the latter stages of the Afghan War (in 1841 and 1842), Aga Khan I and his cavalry officers provided assistance to General Nott in Kandahar Province and also to General England in his advance from Sindh to join Nott. For these services, and others which Aga Khan I was enabled to render to Sir Charles Napier in his conquest of Sindh in 1843-44, the Aga Khan received a pension from the British Government of India. He was awarded his ‘princely’ status by the British Raj and its representatives in India and became the only religious or community leader in British India granted a personal gun salute; all other salute dynasties were either rulers of Princely States, or Political Pensioners holding ancestral princely titles in states abolished by the Raj.

Aga Khan III – Sultan Mohammad Shah

The title ‘His Highness’ was granted to the present Aga Khan by the British Queen in 1957. Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom for his servitude. Aga Khan III was an owner of thoroughbred racing horses, including a record equaling five winners of the Epsom Derby, and a total of sixteen winners of British Classic Races. He was British flat racing Champion Owner thirteen times. According to Ben Pimlott, biographer of Queen Elizabeth II, the Aga Khan presented Her Majesty with a filly called Astrakhan, who won at Hurst Park Racecourse in 1950. The titles of Prince and Princess, which are claimed by children of the Aga Khan by virtue of their descent from Shah Fatah Ali Shah of the Persian Qajar Dynasty, were recognized as courtesy titles by the British government in 1938.

Aga Khan III dancing with his wife who Ismailis call “Mata Salamat”

The third Aga Khan, Sultan Mahommed Shah married Cleope Teresa Magliano. A dancer with the ballet opera of Monte Carlo. Yes, the spiritual mother of the Ismailis is a ballet dancer. They had two sons, Giuseppe Mahdi Khan and Ali Solomone Khan. This was his second marriage. He married a third time to Andrée Joséphine Carron who was a co-owner of a dressmaking shop in Paris, she became known as Princess Andrée Aga Khan and she did not even convert to Islam. By this marriage, he had one son, Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan. The couple were divorced in 1943. He married fourth time Yvonne Blanche Labrousse. According to an interview she gave to an Egyptian journalist, her first name was Yvonne, though she is referred to as Yvette in most published references. The daughter of a tram conductor and a dressmaker, she was working as the Aga Khan’s social secretary at the time of their marriage. She had been “Miss Lyon 1929” and “Miss France 1930“.

Prince Karim Al Husseini is the present Aga Khan. The father of the present Aga Khan Prince Ali Solomone Aga Khan married as a second husband Hon. Joan Barbara Yarde-Buller. She was the former wife of Group Capt. Loel Guinness, a Member of Parliament, and a daughter of the 3rd Baron Churston. It needs to be noted that despite being married to Capt. Loel Guinnes, the present Aga Khan’s mother spent four nights together in a hotel room, and told her husband that she developed an attachment for Aga Khan’s father and demanded her husband Capt. Loel to divorce her. Capt. Loel filed a case against her and Aga Khan. The case was uncontested and Ali Solomone Aga Khan was ordered to pay all costs. Which means the present Aga Khan’s mother was an adultress and present Aga Khan a bastard born out of wedlock.

Karim Aga Khan’s father later divorced Joan Barbara and married Rita Hayworth as her third husband. Rita Hayworth’s real name Margarita Carmen Cansino, was a teen nightclub dancer and American film actress who attained fame during the 1940s not only as one of the era’s top stars, but also as a great sex symbol of her time. She was then pregnant with Aga Khan’s child, Princess Yasmin Aga Khan, who was born seven months later (means princess Yasmin was a bastard born out of wedlock. Yasmin is the step sister of the present Aga Khan, a bastard brother and a bastard sister, good history of the Aga Khanis). At the wedding, 500 guests from the United States and Europe feasted on 50 pounds of caviar, 600 bottles of Champagne and other gourmet delights around a swimming pool scented with 200 gallons of eau de Cologne. Rita Hayworth also brought Ali Solomone Aga Khan a stepdaughter, Rebecca Welles, by her previous marriage to Orson Welles (again, one more spiritual mother of the Aga Khanis is a teen night club dancer and a Hollywood actress who had multiple affairs and many marriages).

Rita Hayworth – Hollywood actress and wife of Aly Solomon Khan, who was the father of Karim Aga Khan

Ali Solomone Aga Khan and Rita Hayworth separated in 1951 and filed for divorce the same year; the suit was dropped in 1952. Eventually, however, the couple were divorced in April 1953, due in part to the Aga Khan’s infidelities. The U.S. divorce, which was acquired in Reno, Nevada, was not recognized by either Britain or France, and in 1957—by which time Hayworth had already married and divorced the singer Dick Haymes and Ali Solomone Aga Khan had announced his intention to marry the French fashion model Bettina – an internationally valid Swiss divorce was granted. The Aga Khan protested his son’s divorce from Hayworth as well as the settlement, which included $48,000 a year for the support of Princess Yasmin, saying, “Aly need not pay one penny of that, as the order applies only to Nevada.

The following September saw the finalization of the divorce settlement, which was revised to include the establishment of a $1 million trust for Hayworth and the couple’s three-year-old daughter, who was required to be “exposed to the teachings of the Ismaili sect of the Moslem religion when she reaches the age of 7 — the age of reason according to the Moslem religion.

Until then, Princess Yasmin could be raised as a Christian. The settlement was increased to $1.5 million in 1954, which included trust-fund payments of $100,000 a year for 14 years for Princess Yasmin, plus $8,000-a-year maintenance.

Ali Solomone Aga Khan also had a step son, Patrick Benjamin Guinness, from his wife’s marriage (step brother to present Aga Khan). The present Aga Khan’s father was also a playboy who proclaimed that he had been involved with several women during the playboy period of his life, which included high-profile lovers such as the British debutante Margaret Whigham and Thelma, Viscountess Furness, an American who was simultaneously involved with the Prince of Wales. Among his loves were the American film and stage actress Gene Tierney, whom he was engaged to marry in 1952 although his father strongly opposed the union. After a year-long engagement Tierney separated from the Prince and moved back to the U.S. Ali Solomone Aga Khan died in a car accident while travelling with his pregnant fiancée Bettina, when the car he was driving collided with another vehicle. Amazingly, only he died, while his fiancée, his car driver and the driver of the other vehicle all escaped alive.

The present Aga Khan Karim al-Hussaini married his first wife, famous model Sarah “Sally” Frances Croker-Poole, who assumed the name HH Begum Salima Aga Khan, on 22 October 1969 (civil) and 28 October 1969 (religious), at his home in Paris, France. Aga Khan was married to this woman for 25 years, during which they had three children. Their marriage ended by divorce in 1995.

Karim Aga Khan with first wife and fashion model, Sarah “Sally” Frances Croker-Poole

The present Aga Khan married his second wife, Princess Gabriele zu Leiningen, who assumed after marriage the name HH Begum Inaara Aga Khan, “Inaara” (derived from Arabic noor, meaning “light”) at his vast walled compound and chateau near Chantilly, France : Aiglemont estate on 30 May 1998. By her, the Āgā Khān has a son. On 8 October 2004, an announcement was made that the Āgā Khān and the Begum Āgā Khān were to seek a divorce.

Karim Aga Khan with his second wife Gabriele zu Leiningen

So much so for claiming lineage from Prophet Muhammad. That gives an idea of Aga Khan’s lineage and interests. Seems like the Imams of the Ismailis are obsessed with night club dancers, models, beauty pageants and Hollywood actresses to serve as spiritual mothers for the Ismailis. You get what you deserve and the Ismailis got what they deserve for their bling obedience.

The Present Aga Khan’s appointment itself was another big joke as he was appointed by his grandfather by his will and bypassing his father and uncle.Theoretically, the present Aga Khan’s father or uncle were supposed to be appointed as Aga Khan but his grandfather broke the norm and appointed him (maybe because he was more valuable to his Western bosses). It was the first time that the descent from father to son was circumvented in the Ismaili sect’s 1,300-year history and a stupid justification was presented.

How the Present Aga Khan, Karim al-Hussaini Aga Khan stumbled:
This article appeared on , Jun. 07, 1993. The Aga Khan must have collected enough money from his blind followers to bury his financial woes.

Raising cash was no problem for the Aga Khan’s illustrious grandfather, Sultan Sir Muhammad Shah Aga Khan. He simply let followers hoist his 243-lb. frame onto a scale and then match his weight in diamonds or gold — a quaint practice that lapsed long ago. The present Aga Khan, Prince Karim  al-Hussaini, retains the reverence that goes with his heritage: he is the spiritual leader of the 15 million Ismaili Muslims, who regard him as a direct descendant of the prophet Muhammad. But even though Prince Karim Aga Khan has long been ranked as one of the world’s richest men, his financial clout suddenly seems less princely: last week a group of his banks and creditors seized the crown jewel of his business empire, the Ciga hotel chain, which runs some of Europe’s most palatial lodgings.

The setback left business leaders and jet-setters abuzz over the billionaire’s misfortunes, says Baron Edmond de Rothschild, patriarch of the French banking dynasty: “Karim, like so many others, has been caught in a cyclical downturn more severe than any we have seen in Europe since the end of World War II.”

The humiliation was particularly painful because the Aga Khan, has long been regarded as a conscientious and sober-sided businessman. Unlike his playboy father, best known in the West for marrying actress Rita Hayworth, the Harvard-educated Aga Khan has kept a low-key image while raising Thoroughbred racehorses and amassing holdings that include resorts, newspapers and airlines. He spends most of his time overseeing a personal secretariat outside Paris that manages his Ismaili religious foundation and its 16,000 worldwide employees. The philanthropies fund dozens of clinics, orphanages and schools controlled by his followers in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

The Aga Khan’s business empire began to wobble in the late 1980s when the Ciga hotel group embarked on a spectacularly ill-timed expansion. The goal was to build on its world-famous string of $400-a-night hotels such as the Grand in Rome and the Danieli in Venice. Just as the global economy was about to falter, Prince Karim began piling up debt to pay for costly renovations and the purchase of more than a dozen new hostelries, including the Palace in Madrid. Banks remained eager to put up the money because Ciga could pledge real estate worth more than $1 billion as collateral. “This was a very hot company,” says a London banker.

Then wave after wave of mishaps struck the now overleveraged firm. The world recession hobbled tourism just as Italy — the home of most Ciga hotels — was hit by scandals that toppled several governments. Officials devalued the lira nearly 50%, which almost doubled the cost of repaying Ciga’s $670 million debt. Property values plunged, eating away at the collateral of Ciga’s creditors, and the war in the gulf deflated what was left of the 1980s travel boom. Many of Ciga’s hotels emptied virtually overnight. “They were good guys, really,” says the London banker. “But the problem was they had no way to make money from the hotels despite the high prices they were charging.”

The Aga Khan, who has always been something of a loner on the clubby Italian business scene, lacked financial alliances within the country and had nowhere to turn for help. His longtime friend Fiat chairman Giovanni Agnelli was preoccupied with the financial woes of his own scandal-tainted automotive empire.

In a desperate effort to pare down the debt, Fimpar, the Aga Khan’s holding company, planned to raise $200 million on the Milan Stock Exchange. But the Gulf War scared off investors, and the plans had to be dropped. Finally, the Aga Khan hired Goldman Sachs last year to sell off some of Ciga’s lesser hotels in hopes of raising roughly $175 million to repay loans and stanch losses. One of the few buyers that stepped forward was Situr, an Italian
property group, but before a deal could be struck, Situr alleged that Ciga’s books contained serious irregularities and dropped out of the negotiations. Shares of Ciga remained frozen on the Milan stock exchange last week as the hotel company reported losses of $173 million for 1992. Yet because he deftly avoided putting any of his private fortune of about $1.4 billion on the line to bail out Ciga, Prince Karim remains one of the world’s richest
men. He may thus become the first in his line to be in financial trouble despite being worth his weight in diamonds. Read more:

In short, this Imam of the Ismailis does everything that is haram according to Islam and yet he and his harlots claim sacred ancestry.

Riaz Hashimi


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