Monday, May 31, 2010

If you say so... continued

Previously (Nov 2006)
"The stereotypic image of the Muslim holy warrior with a sword in one hand and the Koran in the other would only be plausible if he was left handed, since no devout Muslim should or would touch a Koran with his left hand which is reserved for dirty chores."

- Ibn Warraq
- From: The Origins of the Koran, Classic Essays on Islam’s Holy Book
Picture from then: (The New York Times)

"MASKED A militiaman in Baghdad carries a rocket launcher and a Koran during a parade by the Mahdi Army, a militia that is reported to be splintering, as other armed gangs proliferate."

Today: (The Dawn)(link may be temporary)
"A Turkish demonstrator holds the Koran during an anti-Israeli protest in Istanbul in front of the Israeli Consulate."

Times, they have changed.