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  • n  aristocrats holding the rank of knight

  • As recently as in 1994, Britain awarded him a knighthood.
  • In protest against the 1919 Amritsar Massacre, in which colonial troops killed 379 unarmed people, Tagore returned his knighthood.
  • Geldof, who received an honorary knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II for his Band Aid efforts, was back in Ethiopia last week, and his indictment of Mengistu's role in the new .

  • Hoshyar Zebari in Times Online
    For my government, we share the views of many Muslims. Iraq is a Muslim country. We believe that, with all due respect to the knighthood, I think it was untimely,Mr Zebari said. "This is my view. I don't have any official position from my...

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