Tag: islam

European Human Rights court upholds burqa ban

The Guardian Judges at the European court of human rights (ECHR) have upheld France’s burqa ban, accepting Paris’s argument that it encouraged citizens to “live together”. The law, introduced in 2010, makes it illegal for anyone to cover their face in a public place. While it also covers balaclavas and hoods, […]

The verse of the sword (9:5)

A common verse quoted by the critics of Islam is a verse known as the verse of the sword, which says: Then, when the sacred months have passed, slay the idolaters wherever ye find them, and take them (captive), and besiege them, and prepare for them each ambush. […]