Christian and Muslim attitudes to the the four punishment theories

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Muslim view

Capital punishment is recommended by the Quran but it is not compulsory.

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Muslim view

The Shariah says capital punishment is the punishment for adultery, murder and apostasy.

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Muslim view

Prophet Muhammad made many statements agreeing with capital punishment and sentenced people to death.

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Muslim view

Muslims follow the teachings of God one of which is ‘do not kill’.

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Christian view

Thomas Aquinas, a Christian Scholar, said the protection of society comes before the reform of the sinner. Capital punishment protects society.

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Christian view

Christianity teaches that human life is sacred (gift from God) and that only God has a right to take a life.

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Christian view

Most Churches have said Capital Punishment is wrong.

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Christian view

Jesus banned retribution he said 'an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth is wrong’. The law of the new testament replaces the law of the old testament.

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