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Holy Books do not allow the death penalty

Reader comment on item: Spreading Islam in American Public Schools
in response to reader comment: Why Quran's death penalty is in blame?

Submitted by Muyoboke Aimé (Ireland), Apr 22, 2008 at 12:04

The fact that the Bible has been misinterpreted does not mean that the Islamic Holy Book should also be misunderstood. When justifying the death penalty in Bible, the old testament is often queoted. They willingly, I think, avoid to quote the new testament where Jesus Christ recommended to love the ennemy like oneself and where He forgave the women who had committed adultery.

Therefore, Holy Books should be interpreted according to the time the interpreter is living. Jews are no longer slaves in Egypt and Muslims are not living Prophet Mohamed's time. This is enough for understanding that we need a more human world.


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