Albigensian Crusade, 1208-1249,
20-year military campaign initiated by the Catholic Church to eliminate the Cathar heresy in Languedoc.
over 3,427,000 dead
over 150,000 dead…
Arab Isreali Wars, 1948,
Isreal has been almost continuously at war since it’s beginning.
over 490,000 dead…
Arab Outbreak 7th Century BCE,
Muslims against non-muslims, Since the dispute over the Caliphate against Christians in Yemen, Cadesia, Syria, Romans, Yermuk, Allepo, the Siege of Alexandria, Xeres in Spain, the Siege of Constantinople, the Siege of Amorium, the Motassem sacrifices, the Carmathian rebellion in Arabia, the first Turkish raid into East Roman Empire, the Carizmian conquering of Jerusalem.
over 698,000 dead…
Aztec Human sacrifices
It is estimated that between 1375 and 1414 an average of 15,000 sacrifices a year took place.
over 660,000 dead…
Though strictly left-overs from the first world war: Muslims against Christians in a viscous two-way scourge of attempted ‘ethnic cleansing’.
over 175,000 dead…
Boxer Rebellion in China, 1899-19.01,
An anti-colonialist, anti-Christian movement by the “Righteous Harmony Society” (Yìhétuán), or “Righteous Fists of Harmony” or “Society of Righteous and Harmonious Fists” (known as “Boxers” in English), in China. The uprising took place in response to imperialist expansion (into China) involving European opium traders, political invasion, economic manipulation, and missionary evangelism.
over 150,000 dead…
Ustashe mmassacre of Jews, Serbs, Croats and Roma
over 270,000 dead…
1991-1992 War of ‘independence.’
Darfur, Sudan 2003-2010
Sectarian tribal warfare.
English Civil War 1641-1652
Catholics (Cavaliers) and Protestants (Roundheads).
Europe, Middle East and parts of North Africa. 30-313 CE
Christians and Romans
Massacre of Mayan Indians
Huguenot Wars, France 1562-1598
Catholic vs. Huguenot
India Up to 1829
Suttee – Widow burning. 7941 between 1815 and 1828. Ten times that number in Bengal than any other area. his indicates that there were some 8735 (=1.1 x 7941) satis in all of India in 14 years, or around 62,400 in a century. Naturally, this should be adjusted for population changes, shifting religious traditions, etc., but it does point to a century total numbered in the tens of thousands rather than the hundreds of thousands or mere thousands.
13th C. to ca. 1838
Thuggee = violent cult gang warfare
Sikh uprising against Hindus.
In 1699, the Jat people of the Gokula region around Mathura rebelled against the powerful Mughal rulers (see 1669 Jat uprising). The rebellion resulted from political provocation aggravated by the economic discontent, and further aggravated by the religious persecution and discrimination.
Riots between Hindus and Muslims.
Indo-Pakistani Partition 1947
Muslims and Hindus
Shiites & Sunni Muslims: Shia rebellion
Mass suicide of 909 cult members plus the murder of another 5 at a nearby airstrip. It became internationally notorious when, on November 18, 1978, 918 people died in the settlement as well as in a nearby airstrip and in Georgetown, Guyana’s capital. The name of the settlement became synonymous with the incidents at those locations.
Christians and Druses (Ottoman Empire)
In 1860 foreign interests transformed sociopolitical struggles into bitter religious conflicts. A civil war between Druze and Christians erupted in Lebanon and resulted in the death of about 10,000 people. The commission members agreed that the partition of Mount Lebanon in 1842 between the Druze and the Christians had been responsible for the massacre.
Molucca Is. 1999
The situation in much of Maluku became highly unpredictable when religious nuance conflict erupted in the province in January 1999. The subsequent 18 months were characterized by fighting between largely local groups of Muslims and Christians, the destruction of thousands of houses, the displacement of approximately 500,000 people, the loss of thousands of lives, and the segregation of Muslims and Christians.
Christian vs. Muslim. In December 1998, two warships and 10-15,000 Nigerian troops occupied Bayelsa and Delta states as the Ijaw Youth Congress (IYC) mobilized for Operation Climate Change. Soldiers entering the Bayelsa state capital of Yenagoa announced they had come to attack the youths trying to stop the oil companies. On the morning of December 30, two thousand young people processed through Yenagoa, dressed in black, singing and dancing. Soldiers opened fire with rifles, machine guns, and tear gas, killing at least three protesters and arresting twenty-five more. After a march demanding the release of those detained was turned back by soldiers, three more protesters were shot dead including Nwashuku Okeri and Ghadafi Ezeifile.
Northern Ireland 1974-1998
Catholics and Protestants
Persia (Now Iran) 1979
Jews killed during Russian revolution in Pogroms.
Jews killed during 2nd Russian revolution in Pogroms.
Red Army against Cossacks
Tutsi against Hutu
Shang China bce 1300 -1050
Shimabara Revolt – Japan 1637-1638
across Europe; Torture and execution for heresy.
St. Bartholomew Massacre 1572
Taiping Rebellion, China 1851 -1864
Guinness Book of World Records calls this the bloodiest civil war in history. Led by heterodox Christian convert Hong Xiuquan, against the ruling Qing Dynasty. The rebels attempted social reforms and the replacement of Confucianism, Buddhism and Chinese folk religion by a form of Christianity.
The Crusades 1095-1291
Christians and Muslims: To retake land taken in the Arab outbreaks.
The Dutch Revolt 1566-1609
By Charles V and Phillip of Spain; Christian sectarian warfare and persecution.
The Holocaust and other genocides of Nazism. 1938-1945
Against the Jews, Romani,Jehovah’s Witnesses, atheists, mixed race children, the handicapped, Romani, and other political dissenters.
Thirty Years war 1618-1648
Protestants and Catholics in the Holy Roman Empire.
Access Europe, Britain and America (and continuing today in remote parts of Africa)
Xhosa, Africa 1856-1858
Also known as the Cape Frontier Wars, were a series of nine wars between the Xhosa people and European settlers, from 1779 to 1879 in what is now the Eastern Cape in South Africa. There have been Over 300 circumcision and initiation-related deaths since 1994, and the spread of sexually transmitted diseases including HIV via the practice of circumcision initiates with the same blade. In March 2007 a controversial mini-series dealing with Xhosa circumcision and initiation rites debuted on SABC. Titled Umthunzi Wentaba, the series was taken off the air after complaints by traditional leaders that the rites are secret and not to be revealed to non-initiates and women. Girls are also initiated into womanhood (Intonjane). They too are secluded, though for a shorter period. Female initiates are not circumcised
Total estimated cost in human life so far = 50,663,267