Does the Qur’an contain plagiarised material?
Godwin tries to talk to the Islamic Da’wah team about why, if the Qur’an came directly from Allah, does it contain plagiarised material from the Jewish Mishnahs? Unfortunately the discussion doesn’t get very far due to the rude interruptions of Paul Williams.
That is why We laid it down for the Israelites that whoever killed a human being, except as punishment for murder or other villainy in the land, shall be deemed as though he had killed all mankind; and that whoever saved a human life shall be deemed as though he had saved all mankind. — Sura 5:32.
We find it said in the case of Cain who murdered his brother, “The voice of thy brother’s bloods crieth” (Gen. 4:10). It is not said here blood in the singular, but bloods in the plural, that is, his own blood and the blood of his seed. Man was created single in order to show that to him who kills a single individual it shall be reckoned that he has slain the whole race, but to him who preserves the life of a single individual it is counted that he hath preserved the whole race. Mishnah Sanhedrin, 4:5