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