by Naveed Sheikh, University of Louisville – published by the Royal Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought – Jordan.
This interesting small publication lists all casualties through genocide, wars, civil wars from the year 0 to the year 2008 CE.
The total death-toll is recorded as 578’993’500 (median figures are used) and is distributed among ‘Civilizations’ as follows:
Rank: Civilization Percentage
1 Christian 30.73
2 Anti-Theist 21.64
3 Sinic 18.64
4 Buddhist 15.19
5 Primal-Indigenous 7.87
6 Islamic 5.52
7 Indic 0.41
As ‘Anti-Theist’ are shown the ‘atheists’ like Hitler and Stalin. I would have taken them as ‘coming out of the Christian civilization’. Therefore according to this logic ‘Christian’ would account for a whopping 52.37 %!
(The Chinese communists were also included in ‘Anti-Theist).
It may come as a surprise that the Buddhist civilization is also high on the list. This is mainly due to the Japanese part of that culture.
The Indian civilization is by far the least ‘lethal’ among all the civilizations.
Among the casualties of the Islamic civilization roughly half of them result from the Ottoman empire.
Let us end with the slogan: LOVE FOR ALL AND HATRED FOR NONE…