The magazine’s story tells readers about the volunteer group, the Syria Civil Defense, also known as the White Helmets, which has rescued thousands of people from buildings bombed in the civil war. The group received the Right Livelihood Award in September.
The quotation is the 32nd verse of Al-Ma’idah Surah and is the credo of the White Helmets. The whole verse is about Adam’s son Cane killing his brother Able.
“On account of this, we prescribed for the children of Israel that whosoever killed a person — unless it be for killing a person or for creating disorder in the land — it shall be as if he had killed all mankind; and whoso gave life to one, it shall be as if he had given life to all mankind. And Our Messengers came to them with clear Signs, yet even after that, many of them commit excesses in the land.” (Al Quran 5:32/33)