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Islam on the whole accepts capital punishment. 

…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.

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Anyone reading the Old Testament list of 36 capital crimes might think that Judaism is in favour of capital punishment, but they would be wrong. … 114 more words
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There is no official Hindu line on capital punishment. However, Hinduism opposes killing, violence and revenge, in line with the principle of ahimsa (non-violence).

An eye for an eye ends up making the whole world blind.

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Christians argue both for and against the death penalty using secular arguments, but like other religious people they often make an additional case based on the tenets of their faith. 156 more words
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Support for death penalty lowest in 40 years

With the death penalty still legal in 31 states across American, new research has found that under a half of Americans (49%) actually favour the death penalty for those convicted of murder, whilst 42% strongly oppose it.  245 more words
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Duane Buck fights the Supreme Court

Yesterday, the Supreme Court, Washington, had to confront the issue of racism when reviewing a 20-year-old death penalty case involving a black defendant whose race was given as a reason for considering him a danger to society.  532 more words
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Methods of Execution

Lethal Injection (Most common method)

Number of Executions since 1976: 1262

States that use this method: 33 states, US military and US Government


Number of Executions since 1976: 158… 98 more words

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