by Gideon Polya
posted September 16, 2012 by Countercurrents
The American anti-Muslim movie has deeply offended the Muslim world, this leading to violent riots around the globe. Violence is wrong, counterproductive and only serves the interests of horrendously violent and deadly US state terrorism, UK state terrorism, French state terrorism and Apartheid Israeli state terrorism. Muslims must resolutely inform the world about the Muslim Holocaust of about 12 million Muslims killed from violence (3.6 million) or war-imposed deprivation (8.9 million) in the post-1990 Zionist-backed US War on Muslims.
It is reasonable to suppose that Muslim anger at the US and the West that has now boiled over into violent riots is not just about this utterly repugnant and offensive American anti-Muslim movie but also about the Zionist-backed US War on Muslims that has (so far) killed over 12 million Muslims through violence or war-imposed deprivation since 1990. This atrocity constitutes a Muslim Holocaust (a holocaust being the death of a huge number of people), and indeed a Muslim Holocaust that is two (2) times the size of the times greater than the WW2 Jewish Holocaust (5-6 million killed, 1 in 6 dying from deprivation) or the “forgotten” WW2 Bengali Holocaust (6-7 million Indians, half of them Muslims, deliberately starved to death by the British under Churchill for strategic reasons, with Australia being complicit through withholding food for starving India from its huge grain stores) (see my books “Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950”: http://globalbodycount.blogspot.com.au/ and “Jane Austen and the Black Hole of British History”: http://janeaustenand.blogspot.com.au/ , now both available for free perusal on the Web).
This ongoing Muslim Holocaust also constitutes a Muslim Genocide, genocide being defined by Article 2 of the UN Genocide Convention as “ acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial or religious group, as such: a) Killing members of the group; b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group; c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part; d) Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group; e) Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.”
Muslims have been subject to Western-imposed horrendous mass murder events for a thousand years e.g. the mass murder of the people of Jerusalem by the Crusaders on 15 July 1099 – more than 70,000 dead bodies of Muslim children and women were found in the Mosque of Omar in Jerusalem alone. In the13th century the Mongols under Genghis Khan killed millions in Iraq and adjoining. regions. In 1492 millions of Muslims (and Jews) were killed or expelled from Spain , putting an end to the brilliant civilization of Moorish Spain. Millions of Muslims were killed in subsequent centuries due to expansion of the Russian Empire in Asia, the British, French , Spanish and Portuguese Empires in Africa and Asia and the Dutch Empire in South East Asia (principally in what is now Indonesia ).
However the lot of Muslims since at the hands of the West since 1945 has involved horrendous colonialism, neo-colonialism, US hegemony and genocide on a huge and bloody scale. According to UN statistics, since 1950 avoidable deaths from imposed deprivation have totalled 1.3 billion for the World, 1.2 billion for the non-European world and 0.6 billion for the Muslim World, a Muslim Holocaust one hundred (100) times greater than the WW2 Jewish Holocaust (5-6 million killed, 1 in 6 dying from deprivation) or the “forgotten”WW2 Bengali Holocaust (6-7 million Indians, half of them Muslims, deliberately starved to death by the British)
The last 2 decades have seen an horrendous Neocon American and Zionist Imperialist (NAZI)-backed Muslim Holocaust and Muslim Genocide in which the UK, NATO, Apartheid Israel and Australia have variously participated and which since 1990 has killed 12 million Muslims through violence or war-imposed deprivation, the breakdown being 0.1 million (Palestinian Genocide; 2 million since 1936), 4.6 million (Iraqi Genocide), 5.6 million (Afghan Genocide), 2.2 million (Somali Genocide), 0.1 million (Libyan Genocide) (for details and documentation see “Muslim Holocaust, Muslim Genocide”: https://sites.google.com/site/muslimholocaustmuslimgenocide/ ).
However the Western democracies have become subverted and perverted by neocons, Zionists and corporations to become Murdochracies and Lobbyocracies in which Big Money buys politicians, parties, polices, public perception of reality, votes and hence governments. Indeed this corporate perversion of democracy has led Australian philosopher Professor Brian Ellis to describe Western Lobbyocracies as Corporatocracies in his new book “Social Humanism. A New Metaphysics” (see “Review: Social Humanism”: http://bellaciao.org/en/spip.php?article22098 ). Led by the Murdoch Empire media, the Orwellian Western Mainstream media turn reality on its head by identifying the Muslim victims as terrorists and the Western mass murderers as benign democrats operating under R2P *(“responsibility to protect”) to bring “freedom” and “democracy” to a Western-ravaged Muslim World (see “Mainstream Media Lying”: https://sites.google.com/site/mainstreammedialying/ ) .
Post-invasion Iraqi deaths from violence (1.5 million) and from war-imposed deprivation (1.2 million) total 2.7 million. These estimates are consonant with post-invasion under-5 infant deaths totaling 0.8 million, 90% avoidable and due to gross violation by the US Alliance of Articles 5 and 56 of the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time War that demand that an Occupier must supply life-sustaining food and medical requisites to the conquered people “to the fullest extent of the means available to it” (Google “Iraqi Holocaust, Iraqi Genocide”: https://sites.google.com/site/iraqiholocaustiraqigenocide/ , “Muslim Holocaust, Muslim Genocide”: https://sites.google.com/site/muslimholocaustmuslimgenocide/ and “Iraq deaths, Just Foreign Policy”: http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/iraq ). However the highest figure of Iraqi violent deaths offered by the Neocon American and Zionist Imperialist-perverted and subverted Mainstream media on the rare occasions when the issue surfaces is about “one hundred thousand” (100,000), this being an estimate from expert US medical epidemiologists made in 2004, 1 year after the illegal invasion of Iraq.
Indeed this circa “100,000” estimate from 2004 has been quoted by wonderful, decent humanitarians such as Desmond Tutu and Harold Pinter in calling for arraignment of Bush and Blair before the International Criminal Court.
Nobel Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu re Blair war crimes in The Observer (2 September 2012): “On what grounds do we decide that Robert Mugabe should go the International Criminal Court, Tony Blair should join the international speakers’ circuit, bin Laden should be assassinated, but Iraq should be invaded, not because it possesses weapons of mass destruction, as Mr Bush’s chief supporter, Mr Blair, confessed last week, but in order to get rid of Saddam Hussein?… More than 110,000 Iraqis have died in the conflict since 2003 … On these grounds alone, in a consistent world, those responsible for this suffering and loss of life should be treading the same path as some of their African and Asian peers who have been made to answer for their actions in the Hague” (see Desmond Tutu, “Why I had no choice but to spurn Tony Blair”, The Observer, 2 September 2012: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/sep/02/desmond-tutu-tony-blair-iraq ).
Late Jewish British Nobel Laureate Harold Pinter arguing that ” it is just that Bush and Blair be arraigned before the International Criminal Court of Justice” (Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech 2005; Google Harold Pinter, “Art, truth and politics”: http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/laureates/2005/pinter-lecture-e.html ): “The invasion of Iraq was a bandit act, an act of blatant state terrorism, demonstrating absolute contempt for the concept of international law. The invasion was an arbitrary military action inspired by a series of lies upon lies and gross manipulation of the media and therefore of the public; an act intended to consolidate American military and economic control of the Middle East masquerading as a last resort all other justifications having failed to justify themselves as liberation. A formidable assertion of military force responsible for the death and mutilation of thousands and thousands of innocent people. We have brought torture, cluster bombs, depleted uranium, innumerable acts of random murder, misery, degradation and death to the Iraqi people and call it ‘bringing freedom and democracy to the Middle East ‘. How many people do you have to kill before you qualify to be described as a mass murderer and a war criminal? One hundred thousand? More than enough, I would have thought. ”
2.7 million? More than enough, I would have thought.
Father of thermodynamics Lord Kelvin argued that it is useful in rational discussion to use available, relevant numbers. Below are some available, relevant numbers re the unsustainable and anti-Arab anti-Semitic position conflating “Islam” and “terrorism” that is endlessly presented by our Neocon American and Zionist Imperialist-perverted Mainstream media and politicians.
Muslim-origin non-state terrorists have killed about 2,000 Western civilians in the last half century, this estimate ignoring the evident complicity of the US Government in the 9-11 atrocity (see “Experts: US did 9-11”: https://sites.google.com/site/expertsusdid911/ ) and the 3,700 Israelis/Jews killed by Palestinians since 1920, according to the Israeli Foreign Ministry (for details and documentation see “Palestinian Genocide”: https://sites.google.com/site/palestiniangenocide/ ).
In stark contrast, the Zionist-imposed Palestinian Genocide has been associated with 2 million deaths from violence or violently-imposed deprivation since 1936 (see “Palestinian Genocide”: https://sites.google.com/site/palestiniangenocide/ ) and the last 2 decades have seen an horrendous Neocon American and Zionist Imperialist-backed Muslim Holocaust and Muslim Genocide in which the UK, NATO, Apartheid Israel and Australia have variously participated and which since 1990 has killed 12 million Muslims through violence or war-imposed deprivation, the breakdown being 0.1 million (Palestinian Genocide; 2 million since 1936), 4.6 million (Iraqi Genocide), 5.6 million (Afghan Genocide), 2.2 million (Somali Genocide), and 0.1 million (Libyan Genocide) (for details see “Muslim Holocaust, Muslim Genocide” https://sites.google.com/site/muslimholocaustmuslimgenocide/ ).
Muslim non-state terrorists while fortunately being extremely ineffective (2,000 Western civilians killed in 50 years) can be seen as the greatest ally of US state terrorism, UK state terrorism, French state terrorism, Israeli state terrorism and indeed Australian state terrorism, variously complicit in 12 million Muslim deaths in the last 22 years alone.
Terrorism should be measured using the objective measure of “homicides per million of population per year”. In 2009 according to Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs data Gaza missile attacks – desperate, wrong and counterproductive crimes – had killed 28 Israelis since September 2000, this corresponding to an “annual homicide rate” in “deaths per million of population per year” of 0.5 versus 0.5 (rapist husbands killed by raped wives), 0.04 (Westerners killed by Muslim non-state terrorists over the last half century), 1.0 (violent husbands killed by battered wives), 15 (Israelis by Israelis), 56 (Americans), 100 (Americans by guns), 164 (Palestinians killed violently by Israelis), 200 (African-Americans), 473 (citizens of Detroit, Michigan, USA), 902 (Palestinian non-violent deaths through war criminal, Geneva Convention-violating Israeli-imposed deprivation), 1,066 ( Palestinian violent deaths plus non-violent deaths from Israeli-imposed deprivation), 8,764 (Iraqis by the US Alliance since 1990), and 18,435 (Afghans by US Alliance since 2010.
By way of comparison, there are 9,000 annual avoidable deaths of Indigenous Australians out of an Indigenous population of 0.5 million (see “Aboriginal Genocide”: https://sites.google.com/site/aboriginalgenocide/ ) – this is passive mass murder due to Australian state terrorism and corresponds to “avoidable deaths per million of population” of 18,000 (see “Uncle Tom Obama supports Afghan Genocide & Racist Zionist (RZ) Apartheid Israeli Occupation of Palestine”, Bellaciao, 26 January 2009: http://bellaciao.org/en/spip.php?article18282 ).
Muslim non-state terrorism is the best ally of US state terrorism. While fortunately not very effective at killing people, Muslim non-state terrorism has provided the justification for US state terrorism, UK state terrorism, French state terrorism, and Apartheid Israeli state terrorism. Indeed Al Qaeda was financed and backed by the US before falling out with the Americans in the 1990s. Phillip Agee in his book “CIA Diary: Inside the Company” describes how the CIA led terrorists who would blow up Ecuadorean churches so that these crimes would inevitably be blamed on Socialists.
In 1945 after the WW2 Holocaust (30 million Slavs, Jews and Gypsies killed) the Germans adopted a CAAAA (C4A) protocol of Ceasing the killing, Acknowledgment of the crimes, Apology and Amends for the crimes, and Assertion “never again to anyone”. The countries of the US Alliance involved in the Zionist-backed US War on Muslims need to adopt the same CAAAA protocol and Cease killing Muslims, Acknowledge the Muslim Holocaust, Apologize and make Amends and Assert ”never again”. Western nations need to dissociate themselves from the genocidally racist, nuclear terrorist rogue states of the US and Apartheid Israel . Further, the horrendous dimensions of the Muslim Holocaust demand that the traitorous racist Zionists and their traitorous Zionist-subverted, neocon supporters should be sidelined in public life as have been like racists such as the Nazis, neo-Nazis, Apartheiders and KKK.
Peace is the only way but silence kills and silence is complicity – please tell everyone you can. The Muslim Holocaust and the Muslim Genocide will not stop until people realize the horrible dimensions of this ongoing atrocity and demand that it stop. Muslims should take the lead, condemn violence and resolutely bear witness to the horrendous dimensions of the Muslim Holocaust and Muslim Genocide that has killed over 12 million Muslims since 1990.