ITN Interview at London Airport (London, United Kingdom) ·· incomplete
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Your Highness that you are celebrating your 21st birthday on Friday — first of all wish you every success in the future — but now is there any significance about the 21st, any significance at all about coming of age in your religion?
No. It will be a private party. A Muslim boy is of age when he’s 16 and so it doesn’t have any particular meaning for myself.
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Interviewer: Unknown, London Airport
His Highness the Aga Khan: … at the moment is education, and I think that that goes for all the Muslims in East Africa at the moment. Most of the education for the Christians has been done by Christian missions and the Muslims in general have fallen fairly far behind and I think that that is one of the weaknesses in my own community.
ITN: What about the money? Where’s the money going to come from?
AK: Well the money comes from the community and part of it comes from government.
ITN: London, Your home?
AK: Well, I can’t say for the moment, no, simply because I’ll be travelling until June or July 1958 and then if all works out well I hope to go back to Harvard in September ’58.
ITN: Well what are you studying in … Your Highness that you are celebrating your 21st birthday on Friday — first of all wish you every success in the future — but now is there any significance about the 21st, any significance at all about coming of age in your religion?
AK: No. It will be a private party. A Muslim boy is of age when he’s 16 and so it doesn’t have any particular meaning for myself.
ITN: But won’t you be using the occasion to make any pronouncement about future changes?
AK: No, not in the community. The changes will be made when the various appointments end. We have our own Constitutions and the appointments have their set times.
ITN: Are you glad to be back in London with this weather? …
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