In this article, published by the International Review of the Red Cross (IRRC No. 14, May 1962), Mr. M. K. Ereksoussi, Imam of the Islamic Community in Geneva, shows how certain principles inspiring the humanitarian conventions have already been accepted and expressed in the Quran. The dignity of man, respect for others and the duties which we have towards each other, friend and enemy alike, are so many ideas which the Islamic religion so clearly defines, thus giving encouragement to those who are fighting to defend human values.

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