The Tears Of Jihad – Part One
The following article attempts to shed light on the number of people killed by Islamic Jihad. It arrives at the the figure of 270 million. But I know for example the figure for Hindus and Buddhist killed by Islamic Jihad was put at 80 million as a moderate estimate – some historians believed that it was possible that 100-120 million Indians were killed to bring that country under Sharia.
The real figure of those killed by Islamic Jihad could be somewhere around 300-400 million. Because here we are forgetting to conquests of the Middle East, Persia, the Caucasus and North Africa. There are stories of the Berber tribes people [who now call themselves Arab], put up a good fight against the Islamic invaders, one woman commander among them.
In addition – though the following article states that only Christians and Jews were awarded the status of dhimmihood – while Hindus and others had to convert or die – to some extent the invaders held to this Islamic ‘truth’ – killing 100,000 in a single day. Still 100,000’s and possibly millions of Hindus/Buddhists were sent as slaves to Baghdad markets. Many of those who were enslaved were forcibly converted and turned round to conquer more of India. The Ottoman Empire used the same tactics in Eastern Europe – where even today in Bulgaria example… for a Muslim to call a non-Muslim a slave or Giaour is considered an insult – comparable to a racial slur.
We are told that the Muslim population around the world is 1.3 billion. Of course converting from Islam is not allowed – so the secret Christians of Iran and across the Middle East and North African would not be counted. But if just 300 million people were slaughtered in Jihad – that would mean that nearly every 4 Muslims alive today ~ 1 would have been killed to spread Islam or 1/4.
Chilling statistics – and what is more chilling is that unlike Christians who will apologize profusely for past wrongs – expect Muslims to make no such apologies – these are God’s wars. All that killing in the name of Islam from the time of Muhammad – to them was sanctioned by God.
Tears of Jihad
These figures are a rough estimate of the death of non-Muslims by the political act of jihad.
Thomas Sowell [Thomas Sowell, Race and Culture, BasicBooks, 1994, p. 188] estimates that 11 million slaves were shipped across the Atlantic and 14 million were sent to the Islamic nations of North Africa and the Middle East. For every slave captured many others died. Estimates of this collateral damage vary. The renowned missionary David Livingstone estimated that for every slave who reached a plantation, five others were killed in the initial raid or died of illness and privation on the forced march.[Woman’s Presbyterian Board of Missions, David Livingstone, p. 62, 1888] Those who were left behind were the very young, the weak, the sick and the old. These soon died since the main providers had been killed or enslaved. So, for 25 million slaves delivered to the market, we have an estimated death of about 120 million people. Islam ran the wholesale slave trade in Africa.
120 million Africans
The number of Christians martyred by Islam is 9 million [David B. Barrett, Todd M. Johnson, World Christian Trends AD 30-AD 2200, William Carey Library, 2001, p. 230, table 4-10] . A rough estimate by Raphael Moore in History of Asia Minor is that another 50 million died in wars by jihad. So counting the million African Christians killed in the 20th century we have:
60 million Christians
Koenard Elst in Negationism in India gives an estimate of 80 million Hindus killed in the total jihad against India. [Koenard Elst, Negationism in India, Voice of India, New Delhi, 2002, pg. 34.] The country of India today is only half the size of ancient India, due to jihad. The mountains near India are called the Hindu Kush, meaning the “funeral pyre of the Hindus.”
80 million Hindus
Buddhists do not keep up with the history of war. Keep in mind that in jihad only Christians and Jews were allowed to survive as dhimmis (servants to Islam); everyone else had to convert or die. Jihad killed the Buddhists in Turkey, Afghanistan, along the Silk Route, and in India. The total is roughly 10 million. [David B. Barrett, Todd M. Johnson, World Christian Trends AD 30-AD 2200, William Carey Library, 2001, p. 230, table 4-1.]
10 million Buddhists
Oddly enough there were not enough Jews killed in jihad to significantly affect the totals of the Great Annihilation. The jihad in Arabia was 100 percent effective, but the numbers were in the thousands, not millions. After that, the Jews submitted and became the dhimmis (servants and second class citizens) of Islam and did not have geographic political power.
This gives a rough estimate of 270 million killed by jihad.
This ends Part One of Tears Of Jihad