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11 million Muslim-on-Muslim killings since 1948 (Statistics)

“Some 11,000,000 Muslims have been violently killed since 1948, of which 35,000, or 0.3 percent, died during the sixty years of fighting Israel, or just 1 out of every 315 Muslim fatalities. In contrast, over 90 percent of the 11 million who perished were killed by fellow Muslims.”

Arab-Israeli Fatalities Rank 49th

By Gunnar Heinsohn and Daniel Pipes, FrontPageMagazine

The Arab-Israeli conflict is often said, not just by extremists, to be the world’s most dangerous conflict – and, accordingly, Israel is judged the world’s most belligerent country.

For example, British prime minister Tony Blair told the U.S. Congress in July 2003 that “Terrorism will not be defeated without peace in the Middle East between Israel and Palestine. Here it is that the poison is incubated. Here it is that the extremist is able to confuse in the mind of a frighteningly large number of people the case for a Palestinian state and the destruction of Israel.”

This viewpoint leads many Europeans, among others, to see Israel as the most menacing country on earth.

But is this true? It flies in the face of the well-known pattern that liberal democracies do not aggress; plus, it assumes, wrongly, that the Arab-Israeli conflict is among the most costly in terms of lives lost.

To place the Arab-Israeli fatalities in their proper context, one of the two co-authors, Gunnar Heinsohn, has compiled statistics to rank conflicts since 1950 by the number of human deaths incurred. Note how far down the list is the entry in bold type.

Conflicts since 1950 with over 10,000 Fatalities*

1.  40,000,000 Red China, 1949-76 (outright killing, manmade famine, Gulag)

2.  10,000,000 Soviet Bloc: late Stalinism, 1950-53; post-Stalinism, to 1987 (mostly Gulag)

3.  4,000,000 Ethiopia, 1962-92: Communists, artificial hunger, genocides

4.  3,800,000 Zaire (Congo-Kinshasa): 1967-68; 1977-78; 1992-95; 1998-present

5.  2,800,000 Korean war, 1950-53

6.  1,900,000 Sudan, 1955-72; 1983-2006 (civil wars, genocides)

7.  1,870,000 Cambodia: Khmer Rouge 1975-79; civil war 1978-91

8. 1,800,000 Vietnam War, 1954-75

9.  1,800,000 Afghanistan: Soviet and internecine killings, Taliban 1980-2001

10.  1,250,000 West Pakistan massacres in East Pakistan (Bangladesh 1971)

11.  1,100,000 Nigeria, 1966-79 (Biafra); 1993-present

12.  1,100,000 Mozambique, 1964-70 (30,000) + after retreat of Portugal 1976-92

13.  1,000,000 Iran-Iraq-War, 1980-88

14.  900,000 Rwanda genocide, 1994

15.  875,000 Algeria: against France 1954-62 (675,000); between Islamists and the government 1991-2006 (200,000)

16.  850,000 Uganda, 1971-79; 1981-85; 1994-present

17.  650,000 Indonesia: Marxists 1965-66 (450,000); East Timor, Papua, Aceh etc, 1969-present (200,000)

18.  580,000 Angola: war against Portugal 1961-72 (80,000); after Portugal’s retreat (1972-2002)

19.  500,000 Brazil against its Indians, up to 1999

20.  430,000 Vietnam, after the war ended in 1975 (own people; boat refugees)

21.  400,000 Indochina: against France, 1945-54

22.  400,000 Burundi, 1959-present (Tutsi/Hutu)

23.  400,000 Somalia, 1991-present

24.  400,000 North Korea up to 2006 (own people)

25.  300,000 Kurds in Iraq, Iran, Turkey, 1980s-1990s

26.  300,000 Iraq, 1970-2003 (Saddam against minorities)

27.  240,000 Columbia, 1946-58; 1964-present

28.  200,000 Yugoslavia, Tito regime, 1944-80

29.  200,000 Guatemala, 1960-96

30.  190,000 Laos, 1975-90

31.  175,000 Serbia against Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, 1991-1999

32.  150,000 Romania, 1949-99 (own people)

33.  150,000 Liberia, 1989-97

34.  140,000 Russia against Chechnya, 1994-present

35.  150,000 Lebanon civil war, 1975-90

36.  140,000 Kuwait War, 1990-91

37.  130,000 Philippines: 1946-54 (10,000); 1972-present (120,000)

38.  130,000 Burma/Myanmar, 1948-present

39.  100,000 North Yemen, 1962-70

40.  100,000 Sierra Leone, 1991-present

41.  100,000 Albania, 1945-91 (own people)

42.  80,000 Iran, 1978-79 (revolution)

43.  75,000 Iraq, 2003-present (domestic)

44.  75,000 El Salvador, 1975-92

45.  70,000 Eritrea against Ethiopia, 1998-2000

46.  68,000 Sri Lanka, 1997-present

47.  60,000 Zimbabwe, 1966-79; 1980-present

48.  60,000 Nicaragua, 1972-91 (Marxists/natives etc,)

49.  51,000 Arab-Israeli conflict 1950-present

50.  50,000 North Vietnam, 1954-75 (own people)

51.  50,000 Tajikistan, 1992-96 (secularists against Islamists)

52.  50,000 Equatorial Guinea, 1969-79

53.  50,000 Peru, 1980-2000

54.  50,000 Guinea, 1958-84

55.  40,000 Chad, 1982-90

56.  30,000 Bulgaria, 1948-89 (own people)

57.  30,000 Rhodesia, 1972-79

58.  30,000 Argentina, 1976-83 (own people)

59.  27,000 Hungary, 1948-89 (own people)

60.  26,000 Kashmir independence, 1989-present

61.  25,000 Jordan government vs. Palestinians, 1970-71 (Black September)

62.  22,000 Poland, 1948-89 (own people)

63.  20,000 Syria, 1982 (against Islamists in Hama)

64.  20,000 Chinese-Vietnamese war, 1979

65.  19,000 Morocco: war against France, 1953-56 (3,000) and in Western Sahara, 1975-present (16,000)

66.  18,000 Congo Republic, 1997-99

67.  10,000 South Yemen, 1986 (civil war)

68. NEW: 40.000 killed and 4 million displaced (The genocide of the Turks on the Kurds in the 1990’s)


*All figures rounded. Sources: Brzezinski, Z., Out of Control: Global Turmoil on the Eve of the Twenty-first Century, 1993; Courtois, S., Le Livre Noir du Communism, 1997; Heinsohn, G., Lexikon der Völkermorde, 1999, 2nd ed.; Heinsohn, G., Söhne und Weltmacht, 2006, 8th ed.; Rummel. R., Death by Government, 1994; Small, M. and Singer, J.D., Resort to Arms: International and Civil Wars 1816-1980, 1982; White, M., “Death Tolls for the Major Wars and Atrocities of the Twentieth Century,” 2003.

This grisly inventory finds the total number of deaths in conflicts since 1950 numbering about 85,000,000. Of that sum, the deaths in the Arab-Israeli conflict since 1950 include 32,000 deaths due to Arab state attacks and 19,000 due to Palestinian attacks, or 51,000 in all. Arabs make up roughly 35,000 of these dead and Jewish Israelis make up 16,000.

These figures mean that deaths Arab-Israeli fighting since 1950 amount to just 0.06 percent of the total number of deaths in all conflicts in that period. More graphically, only 1 out of about 1,700 persons killed in conflicts since 1950 has died due to Arab-Israeli fighting.

(Adding the 11,000 killed in the Israeli war of independence, 1947-49, made up of 5,000 Arabs and 6,000 Israeli Jews, does not significantly alter these figures.)

In a different perspective, some 11,000,000 Muslims have been violently killed since 1948, of which 35,000, or 0.3 percent, died during the sixty years of fighting Israel, or just 1 out of every 315 Muslim fatalities. In contrast, over 90 percent of the 11 million who perished were killed by fellow Muslims.

Comments: (1) Despite the relative non-lethality of the Arab-Israeli conflict, its renown, notoriety, complexity, and diplomatic centrality will probably give it continued out-sized importance in the global imagination. And Israel’s reputation will continue to pay the price. (2) Still, it helps to point out the 1-in-1,700 statistic as a corrective, in the hope that one day, this reality will register, permitting the Arab-Israeli conflict to subside to its rightful, lesser place in world politics.


Professor Heinsohn is director of the Raphael-Lemkin-Institut für Xenophobie- und Genozidforschung at the University of Bremen. Mr. Pipes ( is director of the Middle East Forum.

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    Why do you need to lie about Turks?

    This is a matter of fighting with a terorist group.
    PKK the Kurdish terorist group killed their own people. Kurdish people moved to other regions of Turkey to be safe from the PKK

    They placed bombs and operated suicide attacks in totally civilian places.
    They bombed synagogues.
    They killed 30 Turkish soldiers who were off duty.
    They killed Turkish teachers just because they were Turkish, and were in Kurdish-populated areas to teach Kurdish kids. Just one of the many: Teacher killed by PKK laid to rest amid protests and tears
    Attacked Turkish diplomats in other countries.
    7 people are killed and 118 injured as a result of a bomb explosion in the covered bazaar Mısır Çarşısı in Istanbul in 1998.
    A female terrorist from PKK blows herself up at a grocery store in Lice, Turkey in 1998, killing 15 officers, village guards
    Governor of Bingöl and a 12-year-old girl were killed in a suicide attack in 1999.
    Four civilians are killed in Elazığ in 1999.
    They opened fire to a open-air restaurant in Erzincan, one man was killed.
    Another three died when they opened fire at a gas station in 1999 in Bingöl. 

    These are just some of the attacks, you can find some of them here: Chronologies of Modern Terrorism Before ISIS was recording their massacres, PKK was doing that. They also hijacked planes, kidnapped people, kidnapped Kurdish teenagers to force them to fight for them, and got into drug trafficking to fund their group.

    Whoever says “PKK is absolutely not a terrorist organization” is a terrorism supporter.

    If you want the truth, read more.


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    • Hey, i’m an Israeli citizen.
      We belive in peace but unfortunately this world is horrible.
      In every place people die by other people because wars.
      Let me fill you in that Israel have the right to defend herself in Israel-Palestine war.
      Moreover, The “State of Palestine” were never exist before 15 November 1988.
      In Arabic the name “Palestine” is the name of a geographical area known as the “land of Israel” in Hebrew and European languages “Palestine”.
      The name “Palestine” is an abbreviation of the name “Syria-Palestine” the source of “Judea (Roman province)” by the Roman Empire.
      This name was adopted by some Palestinians to specifying the name of the State they aspire to establish.
      During the British mandate “Palestine” was that the mandate’s territory in Arabic.

      # The Palestine Lie
      # I Love Israel
      # Peace



      • The non-pygmied brained are on your side. If I had may way, Israel would be brought into NATO. The Europeans need your help expelling the Islamic hordes.

        leneous maxey is an embarrassment to the human species. With luck, he’ll turn out to be a chimp.


    • LENEOUS MAXEY is the new “Dunce Of Dunces” gold medal winner. Congratulations, sir or madam, here’s your well-earned dunce’s cap. Now go and stand in the corner where you belong, thank you!


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  11. I am missing one conflict on this list on a shared place at nr 55:
    The genocide of the Turks on the Kurds in the 1990’s.
    40.000 killed and 4 million displaced.


      • I think you are missing the main point professor Heinsohn makes here. With his groundbreaking book “Söhne und Weltmacht” he argues that it is demographics and a surplus of young men that lead to great conflicts. Religion is not the motor, it may function as an excuse but is interchangeable for other excuses to justify the violence.


      • We’re not missing any points. It’s very typical for people from the West to have absolutely no understanding whatsoever of foreign cultures that are dominated by religion, because religion never has that kind of stronghold on an entire society in the West. The West refuses to accept that it’s possible or that people would be living to live, indoctrinated to religion. But you can teach children anything if you’re just persistent enough. A thousand times over we hear a terrorist describe his motivation to be Allah and the Koran, no matter what country or background they are from. So why do people in the West refuse to listen to that explanation? They basically give no credence to the Muslim explanation at all. So when you explain to a Westerner that a woman is covered in a sack, not because of choice, because she would face beatings and rape, they refuse to accept the argument and still insist she should have “the right” to be beaten and raped. There is just no grasp at all of reality.

        Terrorism has never even once had a break for 1,400 years. Not once. It has nothing whatsoever to do with intervention in Iraq, Libya, etc. These events will of course do nothing to diminsh it but its not the cause of it.

        Young men are indoctrinated by old men who adhere to the “scholarly understanding” of Islam. They follow commands. The only thing that separates these two groups is that aggression and energy is greater in a young person. The core cause to terrorism is Islam and to being brought up to believe you are doing your highest duty to a God by killing other people, merely for them not being Muslims. It’s great honor and pride to the parents to have a martyr as a son. The West is annoyingly stupid on this issue. Even Muslim socieities know Islam is the problem, but they are careful to openly express it although some have indeed tried.

        As Ayan Hirsi Ali said, “What comes packaged in a compassionate language of acceptance [in the West] is really a cruel form of racism. And it is all the more cruel because it is expressed in sugary words of virtue.”

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      Abuses by the PKK (Kurdish terorist group)

      Human Rights Watch has stated the following about the tactics of the PKK:

      Consequently, all economic, political, military, social and cultural organizations, institutions, formations—and those who serve in them—have become targets. The entire country has become a battlefield.The PKK also promised to “liquidate” or “eliminate” political parties, “imperialist” cultural and educational institutions, legislative and representative bodies, and “all local collaborators and agents working for the Republic of Turkey.”[238]Many who died were unarmed civilians, caught in the middle between the PKK and security forces, targeted for attacks by both sides.[239]

      According to Amnesty International, the PKK killed and tortured Kurdish peasants and its own members in the 1980s. A number of Kurds have been abducted and killed because they were suspected of being “collaborators” or “informers” and it was a common practice for the PKK to kill their whole families.[240]

      According to a 1996 report by Amnesty International, “in January 1996 the [Turkish] government announced that the PKK had massacred 11 men near the remote village ofGüçlükonak. Seven of the victims were members of the local village guard force


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  13. Lies, Lies, Lies More Lies……………Again Lies to Kill more Arabs and Muslims, Lies, Bull shiiit Propaganda by Zionist Jews, Zionist Christians & Crusaders (White Supremaicst Nazis) LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLies…………….Lies, Liar, Lies, like Holocaust that is HOLO ——-CAust, which is another Fabricated Lies……….Lies


    • A disinterested, impartial observer free of blinding presumption. A clear statement of the open-mindedness we’ve come to expect.


    • Why is it tha when faced with truth and reality, muslims resort to insults,totally blind to reality..when I pointed out recently that it says in the koran that god gifted the land of Israel to the jews, I got the same kind of language that “SHAZ LION” uses. I even offered to show the illmannered, foul mouthed muslim the chapters and verses in the Koran..of course i got the same response..


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  17. Someone please just kill these sick fuks! Muslims r the mew NAZIS! kill kill kill. Takeover takeover takeover. Oh and kill! Just drop A bomb on middleeast. Help the jews. Kill the dirty muslim bastards. And before it happends tell them there god IS A ASSHOLE WHO WAS A WOMANIZER AND RAPIST!


  18. Im so sick of these killers. All they do is hate hate hate. Kill kill kill. Its either us or them. Wish we would do what truman did to the japs. Destroy this muslim evil. Call me racist all u want muslims but ur EVIL AND NO ONE but muslims want u around! Just stay in your own countries ie iraq. Iran etc and leave others alone. Kill eachother please!

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  19. The stats for Israel might be accurate . . . I don’t know . . . but this list only shows 75,000 dead in Iraq since 2003?!?!? That is purely idiotic!! The most reputable studies I followed has the number at more than 1,000,000 . . . which is much more realistic considering we bombed the living shit out of that country, and considering there has been no peace since we wrongfully invaded Iraq. This makes me question this entire list.


    • We did NOT “bomb the shit out of” Iraq, Kemo Sabe. We used laser-guided bombs and only targeted armed insurgents, who were engaged in endangering the population by conducting operations without uniforms. They forfeited their Geneva protections because of that vile practice, too.

      I don’t accept reports of “reputable studies” for proof of diddly-squat, and you only prove your own bias by proffering them.

      Hot tip: so-called “journalists” and other agenda-driven ne’er-do-wells have a bad habit of using manufactured statistics to support their failed narratives.

      They often included deaths at the hands of Al-qaeda’s minions as worthy of inclusion in metrics supposed to be caused by our troops, as well as those of our allies (the Iraqi ARMY, remember?).

      As for your despicable analysis about our motives and justifications, try taking the pulse of the Iraqi citizens. Frankly, I think the last thing you’d do is actually read any of their BLOGS that magically appeared after Saddam went underground.

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  20. “History provides ample evidence that murderers always meet grievous ends that they deserve.”

    (Lady Fatima, daughter of prophet Muhammad, peace be with both of them)


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  25. they will continue to kill each other cuz thats how they roll.killed for not believing,killed.for independent thought.they hate the truth about islam and will try to kill you if you tell it.I’ve had enough of TAQIYYA SHARIA DIARRHEA AND THAT IDIOT PROPHET MOVOMIT


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  27. Never in the worlds’ history of any other “religion” except Islam, has any official position and its ‘mission’ of its teachings been to “Kill all of those who do not believe as we do”. Islam has 73 different sects, they hate and kill each other and they all make war upon one another because: “They do not believe as we do”. Islamic sects are not simply “denominations,” if that word is understood to mean various valid approaches to the same religion. Members of one Islamic group do not usually recognize members of other groups as fellow Moslems, and open conflict between sects is not uncommon. Islam has been at war with itself and the entire world since its founder Mohammad started it.
    Is this why it is called “The ‘religion’ of Peace”?

    Shi’ites make up the second largest sect in Islam after the Sunni – Islam has more than 70 different sects with each claiming they are the CORRECT one.
    They hate and kill and make war on EACH OTHER!

    Are we ready for this kind of thinking in the west? Because this is what Sharia law will bring to us!

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  28. Dhim•wit (dïm-wît) – A non-Moslem member of a free society that abets the stated cause of Islamic domination with remarkable gullibility.
    A dhimwit is always quick to extend sympathy to the very enemy that would take away his or her own freedom (or life) if given the opportunity.


  29. There are 520 violent Quran verses, 150 sword verses on HOW to kill, 100 Jihad verses on justification for killing non-Moslems and how to treat infidels, as an inferior and as an enemy that must submit, be subjugated or killed.

    The Koran uses the term “Jihad” 41 times for killing Infidels and calls 14 times, for the enslavement of non-Moslems, and 3 times for killing the unbelievers wherever they are found.

    “KILLING un-believers (non-Moslems) is a small matter to us.” (Mohammed; Tabari 9:69); “War is DECEIT” (Mohammed; Bukhari V4852N268); and, “I have been made victorious with TERROR.” (Mohammed; Sahih Bukhari 4.52.220). Moslems are also specifically called to emulate Mohammed’s criminally depraved moral character (Quran, Surah 33:21).


  30. PandemoniumServitude Why do you defend the indefensible?
    All this is HISTORY!
    Muslims are STILL at it and will continue on the same murderous path that they always have been, since MO-HAM-MAD took over Medina by killing all the captured adult males, including any boy showing just one pubic hair. He and his men then raped all the women and enslaved them and the young boys.
    (Even his name mentions the state of his mental health — MohamMAD
    …and that he was a male chauvinist pig — MoHAMmad
    Islam the “religion” of a barbaric uncivilized 7th Century moon-god worshiping lunatic.)

    Islam has committed 22,233 or more terrorist acts since 9/11/2001.
    They will NOT stop until all the world is under Muslim control, then they still will be killing each other, because they hate and kill all other Muslim sects, except their own.


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  32. In contrast, the nine Christian Crusades saw a death toll of over 1.5 million people in the name of religion. Considering the world population was significantly less than what it is in the 21st century, this would equate to 7.5 million in today’s figures.

    Over half a million people died during the USA’s terrorist actions against the nation of Vietnam. Almost 200,000 people have died in the recent Iraq conflict and over 15,000 civilians have been murdered by US & allied forces in Afghanistan.


    • You mean 99.7%.

      But even that would be incorrect. Because the remainder (up to 9.7%) would have been caused by others. “Others” meaning not Muslims and not Israel. The world is not made up of only Muslims and Israel, savoir?


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