The then West Pakistani army massacred at least a million Hindus in East Pakistan, now Bangladesh, during the 1971 war, according to this “Time” magazine article; the Ottoman Empire, which, like modern Northern Sudan, had a Sharia law-based legal system, was responsible for the Armenian genocide, in which a million or more Christians were killed.
These are examples of examples of Islamist mass-murder in modern times, but Islamic genocide is not a modern phenomenon. From the times of Islam’s founder Muhammad, Islamist jihad against “infidels” has involved similar massacres.
For example, the Islamist invasions of India were described by Will Durant in his book, “The Story of Civilisation: Our Oriental Heritage” (Simon and Schuster, New York, 1935), in the following way:
“The Mohammedan conquest of India is probably the bloodiest story in history. The Islamic historians and scholars have recorded with great glee and pride the slaughters of Hindus, forced conversions, abduction of Hindu women and children to slave markets and the destruction of temples carried out by the warriors of Islam during 800 AD to 1700 AD.” (p. 459)
So why do Islamists have genocidal tendencies? For one thing, numerous verses of “The Koran”, for example 2:191, encourage Muslims to fight against and, thus, kill non-Muslims, and Mohammed said elsewhere that Jews should be massacred to the last man. A “Sahih Muslim” hadith or prophetic tradition, which is regarded by Muslims as the second-most reliable early biography of Muhammad, you read:
“Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: The last hour would not come unless the Muslims will fight against the Jews and the Muslims would kill them until the Jews would hide themselves behind a stone or a tree and a stone or a tree would say: Muslim, or the servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me; come and kill him; but the tree Gharqad would not say, for it is the tree of the Jews.” (Muslim 41:6985)
So, it is no wonder that “Germans cringe at Hitler’s popularity in Pakistan”, says an article in the news magazine “Der Spiegel”.
It is it also no wonder then that the Iranian tyranny, which denies the Darfur genocide according to this article “Where is the Muslim anger over Darfur?” in Independent, organised a notorious Holocaust denial conference in 2006, and nor is any wonder that Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” is a bestseller in Bangladesh, Turkey and the Palestinian territories.
Finally, it is also not surprising that many Arab Islamists pray every Friday in their mosques for the destruction of all non-Muslims, as this BBC story points out.
Those Islamists sound like today’s fascists, many of whom prefer a pro-global genocide novel by a now-dead American fascist party leader, who openly called for the killing of all of the world’s billions of non-white and Jewish people, to Mein Kampf, as I explained in this article.