Exposing the role that Islamic jihad theology and ideology play in the modern global conflicts
Since 1948, almost 10 million Muslims have died at the hands of fellow MuslimsAugust 24, 2011 6:52 am By Marisol Seibold
Where is the outrage over that? Double standards abound. As the Israeli envoy Dan Gillerman said in 2008: “When Christians kill Muslims, it’s the Crusades. When Jews kill Muslims it’s murder, and when Muslims kill Muslims, it’s like talking about the weather. Nobody really cares about it.”
And as the late Samuel P. Huntington observed: “Wherever one looks along the perimeter of Islam, Muslims have problems living peaceably with their neighbors. The question naturally rises as to whether this pattern of the late 20th century conflict between Muslim and non-Muslim groups is equally true of relations between groups from other civilizations. In fact, it is not. Muslims make up 1/5 of the world’s population but in the 1990s they have been far more involved in intergroup violence than the people of any other civilization….Islam’s borders are bloody, and so are its innards.”Note also the Ahmadinejadesque (to coin a new term) rhetoric from
It has been more than two and a half years since Prime Minister Recep Tayyip ErdoÄŸan told to Israeli President Shimon Peres”s face, “You (Jews) know well how to kill.” Prime Minister ErdoÄŸan has also declared more than a few times that the main obstacle to peace in this part of the world isAs the Syrian death count clicks every day to come close to 2,000, the Turkish-Kurdish death count does not stop, already over 40,000 since 1984, both adding to the big pool of blood called the
once calling the Jewish state “a festering boil in the Middle
East that spreads hate and enmity.” In this holy month of
Ramadan full of blood on Muslim territories, let’s try to identify who are the
ones who know well how to kill.
Let’s speak of facts.
But a simple, strictly Middle East research will give you one million deaths in the all-Muslim Iran-Iraq war; 300,000 Muslim minorities killed by Saddam Hussein; 80,000 Iranians killed during the Islamic revolution; 25,000 deaths in 1970-71, the days of Black September, by the Jordanian government in its fight against the Palestinians; and 20,000 Islamists killed in 1982 by the elder al-Assad in Hama. The World Health Organization’s estimate of Osama bin Laden’s carnage inIn a 2007 research, Gunnar Heinsohn from the
already 150,000 a few years earlier. Iraq
It bears repeating that the Arab nations went to war withAccording to Mssrs. Heinsohn and Pipes, the grisly inventory finds the total number of deaths in conflicts all over the world since 1950 numbering around 85 million. Of that, the Muslim Arab deaths in the Arab-Israeli conflict were at 46,000 including 11,000 during
with the expectation of annihilating the Jewish state once and for all. But the
Arab states kept losing the wars. Israel
In another calculation ignoring “small” massacres like the one that goes on in Syria and other deaths during the Arab Spring, only Saddam’s Iraq, Jordan, the elder al-Assad’s Syria, Iran-Iraq war, the bin Laden campaign in Iraq, the Iranian Islamic revolution and the Turkish-Kurdish conflict caused 1.65 million Muslim deaths by Muslims compared to less than 50,000 deaths in the Arab-Israeli conflict since 1950, including fatalities during and after Operation Cast Lead which came after the Heinsohn-Pipes study. For those who don’t have a calculator ready at their desks, allow me to tell: 50,000 is three percent of 1.65 million.Golda Meir, the fourth prime minister of