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Single Idea 6832

[catalogued under 24. Applied Ethics / C. Death Issues / 2. Causing Death]

Full Idea

We laid it down for the Israelites that whoever killed a human being, except as a punishment for murder or other wicked crimes, should be looked upon as though he had killed all mankind.

Gist of Idea

Killing a human, except as just punishment, is like killing all mankind


Mohammed (The Koran [c.622], Ch.5)

Book Reference

Mohammed: 'The Koran', ed/tr. Dawood,N.J. [Penguin 1968], p.380

A Reaction

It seems inconceivable that the Koran could be used to justify indiscriminate terrorism, in the light of remarks such as this.