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  • It says it all in the Koran.

    Summary Answer:
    The Quran contains at least 109 verses that call Muslims to war with nonbelievers for the sake of Islamic rule. Some are quite graphic, with commands to chop off heads and fingers and kill infidels wherever they may be hiding. Muslims who do not join the fight are called 'hypocrites' and warned that Allah will send them to Hell if they do not join the slaughter.

    Unlike nearly all of the Old Testament verses of violence, the verses of violence in the Quran are mostly open-ended, meaning that they are not restrained by the historical context of the surrounding text. They are part of the eternal, unchanging word of Allah, and just as relevant or subject to interpretation as anything else in the Quran.

    The context of violent passages is more ambiguous than might be expected of a perfect book from a loving God; however this works both ways. Most of today's Muslims exercise a personal choice to interpret their holy book's call to arms according to their own moral preconceptions about justifiable violence. Apologists cater to their preferences with tenuous arguments that gloss over historical fact and generally do not stand up to scrutiny. Still, it is important to note that the problem is not bad people, but bad ideology.

    Unfortunately, there are very few verses of tolerance and peace to abrogate or even balance out the many that call for nonbelievers to be fought and subdued until they either accept humiliation, convert to Islam, or are killed. Muhammad's own martial legacy - and that of his companions - along with the remarkable stress on violence found in the Quran have produced a trail of blood and tears across world history.

  • It says it all in the Koran.

    Summary Answer:
    The Quran contains at least 109 verses that call Muslims to war with nonbelievers for the sake of Islamic rule. Some are quite graphic, with commands to chop off heads and fingers and kill infidels wherever they may be hiding. Muslims who do not join the fight are called 'hypocrites' and warned that Allah will send them to Hell if they do not join the slaughter.

    Unlike nearly all of the Old Testament verses of violence, the verses of violence in the Quran are mostly open-ended, meaning that they are not restrained by the historical context of the surrounding text. They are part of the eternal, unchanging word of Allah, and just as relevant or subject to interpretation as anything else in the Quran.

    The context of violent passages is more ambiguous than might be expected of a perfect book from a loving God; however this works both ways. Most of today's Muslims exercise a personal choice to interpret their holy book's call to arms according to their own moral preconceptions about justifiable violence. Apologists cater to their preferences with tenuous arguments that gloss over historical fact and generally do not stand up to scrutiny. Still, it is important to note that the problem is not bad people, but bad ideology.

    Unfortunately, there are very few verses of tolerance and peace to abrogate or even balance out the many that call for nonbelievers to be fought and subdued until they either accept humiliation, convert to Islam, or are killed. Muhammad's own martial legacy - and that of his companions - along with the remarkable stress on violence found in the Quran have produced a trail of blood and tears across world history.

  • Muslims have no problem killing criminals.

    Consider that the penalty in most Islamic majority nations is for a wide array of crimes is indeed death, I think we can safely say that Islam, just like Christianity, most enthusiastically supports the use of the death penalty. They do tend to go to some extremes, like stoning for adultery or homosexuality, though.

  • Yes it does.

    Islam does support the death penalty. If you look at all of the things that Islam believes and supports, it is no surprise that they support the death penalty. There is nothing wrong with that, as many people who are not Islam support the death penalty, and they should not be looked down upon because of it.

  • Islam Supports the Death Penalty.

    As everyone has heard from the news, traditional Muslims execute people in public spectacles and stone women to death for sexual crimes. Some Muslims also believe in terrorist attacks against people who simply follow a different religion. Although not all Muslims support the death penalty, clearly many of them do.

  • It seems as though many regions which practice Islam support the Death Penalty

    Not having a huge grasp of the religion, it seems from an outsiders view they support and practice the death penalty. Penalties for crimes seem to include death even when, in the Western view, the punishment does not warrant it. It also seems as though Islam applies the "eye for an eye" thought of things, which would include a death for a death.

  • Islam Supports the Death Penalty

    According to its own scriptures, Islam supports the death penalty in certain circumstances. This includes for repayment of a debt, a blood oath, and other circumstances. Islam also promotes the death penalty when dealing with enemies of the religion, so the death penalty is nothing new to Islamic followers today.

  • Islam definitely supports the death penalty.



    Islam is a religion of very strict rules. When rules are broken, penalties must be
    enforced. Many of these penalties are
    discussed at length in the holy book of the Muslims, which is called the Holy
    Koran. This book teaches that the death
    penalty is to be inflicted on those who break certain laws, such as disbelief
    and opposing Islam.


  • Muslims Kill For Adultery

    In some Muslim countries, people are executed for having adultery. For simple robbery, people in Saudi Arabia have their right hand cut off. Crimes are more harsh regarding everything under Muslim law. Muslims are in favor of the death penalty if it fits the crime. In some cases, crimes less than killing someone else get death.

  • Not in today's world.

    It is important to note that Islam is not an individual or a body of people, but rather a religion that individuals practice. Today, some countries that claim to be Islamic may carry out some form of the death penalty; however, one can say that these countries support the death penalty, but not Islam. One must determine if the death penalty is being carried out in a fair fashion.

    Islam supports the death penalty in cases where it provides justice and is carried out in equal measures amongst the population. However, in the US and much of today's world, the death penalty has been carried out unfairly and shown to target certain groups of a society. In these cases, Islam would not support the death penalty. Furthermore, Islam places more emphasis on mercy rather than the death penalty.

    ...Take not life, which God has made sacred, except by way of justice and law. Thus does He command you, so that you may learn wisdom
    Qur'an 6:151


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