Debate about Can murder ever be justified?: yes or no

Can murder ever be morally justified? An interactive examination of the issue.

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The error of judgment into which one can fall in good faith does not change the nature of this murderous act, which must always be forbidden and excluded.

Concern for eugenics or public health cannot justify any murder, even if commanded by public authority.

Editorial: Cold-blooded murder is never justified

While three-fifths of society members said that killing in the name of religion was acceptable, an equal number of non-member Muslims said it was never justified. The security services have identified Islamist activism at universities acts as a possible "gateway" to violent extremism. Several terrorists and sympathisers began their extremist careers on campuses.

Although 53 per cent said that killing in the name of religion was never justified, compared with 94 per cent of non-Muslims, 32 per cent said that it was. Of these, 4 per cent said killing could be justified to "promote or preserve" religion, while 28 per cent said it was acceptable if that religion were under attack.