UN Secretary-General: “The Holy Koran Says Protection Should be Granted to Believers and Non-believers”

Homerefugee protection was deeply rooted in the culture and in the tradition of the Muslim world. Since the very beginning, the most beautiful sentence about refugee protection, is as my good friend Hisham Badr, that was president of the UNHCR Committee for one year knows, very well, is a sentence that is in the Surah Al-Tawbah of the Holy Koran that says that protection should be granted to believers and non-believers. And for those that today attack Islam, considering it to be an intolerant religion, the truth is that in refugee protection it was very clear that it is a faith of tolerance, of solidarity, a faith of humanism that is important to recognize when we talk about Islam today.MORE:  un.org