ENG 208 The Koran

ENG 208 The Koran - English 208 The Koran 1. Much of the...

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English 208 The Koran 1. Much of the text concerns punishments. Choose one. How is this punishment similar or different to that of contemporary American law? According to The Koran, any man or woman found guilty of theft should have their hands cut off as punishment of this crime (Koran 5.1433). The American Constitution states that cruel and unusual punishment shall not be inflicted. The dismemberment of the hands constitutes cruel and unusual under American law. Punishments should be a deterrent from committing future crimes, not to mutilate an individual. However, many punishments used by the American criminal justice system are far from being a deterrent. 2. Based on the passages read, what is the Koranic view of Judaism? Islam respects the Jewish people as the People of the Book and as descendants of Abraham. However, Muslims believe the Jewish people have broken their covenant with God.
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This note was uploaded on 01/14/2012 for the course ENG 208 taught by Professor Brewington during the Spring '11 term at Piedmont TC.

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ENG 208 The Koran - English 208 The Koran 1. Much of the...

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