يُرِيدُونَ لِيُطْفِؤُوا نُورَ اللَّهِ بِأَفْوَاهِهِمْ وَاللَّهُ مُتِمُّ نُورِهِوَلَوْ كَرِهَ الْكَافِرُونَ
They intend to put out the Light of Allah (i.e. the religion of Islam, this Qur’an, and Prophet Muhammad ) with their mouths. But Allah will complete His Light even though the disbelievers hate (it).
William Ewart Gladstone, four-time Prime Minister of Great Britain, is famous for telling the English Parliament,
“As long as this Quran exists, Europe will never be able to conquer the Islamic East.”
Similarly, the French Colonial Governor of Algeria said, on the occasion of one hundred years of French occupation of Algeria,
“It is a must to remove the Arabic Quran from their presence and to remove the Arabic language from their tongues in order for us to have victory over them.