Unworthy victims: Western wars have killed four million Muslims since 1990

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It's estimated that Western wars in the Middle East have killed approximately four million Muslims.1

The war on Iraq did not begin in 2003, but in 1991 with the first Gulf War, which was followed by the UN sanctions regime.

Undisputed UN figures show that 1.7 million Iraqi civilians died due to the West’s brutal sanctions regime, half of whom were children.

The mass death was seemingly intended. Among items banned by the UN sanctions were chemicals and equipment essential for Iraq’s national water treatment system. A secret US Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) document discovered by Professor Thomas Nagy of the School of Business at George Washington University amounted, he said, to “an early blueprint for genocide against the people of Iraq”.

This means that in Iraq alone, the US-led war from 1991 to 2003 killed 1.9 million Iraqis; then from 2003 onwards around 1 million: totalling just under 3 million Iraqis dead over two decades.

In his book, Body Count: Global Avoidable Mortality Since 1950 (2007), Professor Gideon Polya applied the same methodology used by The Guardian to UN Population Division annual mortality data to calculate plausible figures for excess deaths. A retired biochemist at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Polya concludes that total avoidable Afghan deaths since 2001 under ongoing war and occupation-imposed deprivation amount to around 3 million people, about 900,000 of whom are infants under five.

In his book, Body Count: Global Avoidable Mortality Since 1950 (2007), Professor Gideon Polya applied the same methodology used by The Guardian to UN Population Division annual mortality data to calculate plausible figures for excess deaths. A retired biochemist at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Polya concludes that total avoidable Afghan deaths since 2001 under ongoing war and occupation-imposed deprivation amount to around 3 million people, about 900,000 of whom are infants under five.

As with Iraq, US intervention in Afghanistan began long before 9/11 in the form of covert military, logistical and financial aid to the Taliban from around 1992 onwards. This US assistance propelled the Taliban’s violent conquest of nearly 90 percent of Afghan territory.

According to the figures explored here, total deaths from Western interventions in Iraq and Afghanistan since the 1990s - from direct killings and the longer-term impact of war-imposed deprivation - likely constitute around 4 million (2 million in Iraq from 1991-2003, plus 2 million from the “war on terror”), and could be as high as 6-8 million people when accounting for higher avoidable death estimates in Afghanistan. [1]

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When you only want to kill

Tags:+Saudi Arabia +Yemen

When you only want to kill innocent Muslims (FS-types) while bolstering violent kleptocrats:

More lives will be saved if

More lives will be saved if people acknowledge the fact that Western states are not trying to fight ISIS. Battling ISIS is just a pretext to kill innocent people. When have Western states not used a plethora of lies to murder innocent people?

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  • 1. "Monitoring and assessing civilian casualties from international airstrikes in Iraq, Syria and Libya." Airwars. Last updated: 3 Jun. 2017, https://airwars.org/. Accessed 3 Jun. 2017.

Crocodile Tears

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Anti-Muslim Bigotry

Tags:+Anti-Muslim Bigotry +Islam +Islamophobia +Psychology

Some people, both Muslim and atheist, are saying they now prefer the term anti-Muslim bigotry to the term Islamophobia.

...Islamophobia has 3 conflated elements:

1. Anti-Muslim bigotry
2. Dislike of the religion of Islam
3. Dislike of Islam as a political force

...I highlight many reasons why I think Islam as a religion is problematic, and within numerous other articles, essays and books I have pointed out many other valid reasons for disliking this belief system. I don’t like Christianity either, so does that make me an anti-Christian bigot?1

Some Muslims say they don't like the term 'Islamophobia' because it allows anti-Muslim bigots to make the argument that they are not anti-Muslim bigots but just opposed to aspects of Islam. I don't mind using the term 'anti-Muslim bigotry' if it clears up confusion.

"I don't have a problem with Muslims; I just don't like Sharia Law."

There is an easy way to test the validity of this statement. Saudi Arabia's legal system professes to be based on Sharia law. Are there any protests against Western state support for the Saudi Arabian regime by those who have been protesting Sharia law? I haven't seen any protests against Western state support for Saudi Arabia by those who are stringently opposed to Sharia law, but I've seen many anti-Sharia law rallies.

(Additionally, I've never seen feminist or pro-LGBT groups holding demonstrations protesting Western support for Saudi Arabia despite Saudi Arabia's terrible treatment of women and LGBT individuals.)

Thus, I'm forced to conclude that opposition to Sharia law is just a pretext.

The Saudi Arabian elites profess to be Muslim as well. Thus, even anti-Muslim bigotry is just a pretext.

Psychological Race Model

Whether it's physics, biology, or political science, I feel a responsibility to support the model that I think best reflects reality and the evidence available. The best model to explain the "anti-Muslim bigotry" seen across the West is the model of four psychological races.2

There are good and evil FS-types. There are good and evil Hebrews. There are good and evil hunter-gatherers. All Hellenic-style slave-makers are evil.

Right now, the Hellenic-style slave-makers (Dorian-types, Athenian-style slave-makers, "anarcho"-capitalists), the sinister FS-types (e.g. Saudi Arabian elites), and the sinister Hebrews (e.g. Zionists) are ganging up on the innocent FS-types, particularly the helot-type FS-types (many of whom are Muslim).

The model of four psychological races explains why those so gravely opposed to Islam have no problem helping Saudi Arabian kleptocrats. It explains why Dorian-types who profess to hate Jews are willing to support Zionism. (The Palestinians are FS-types and many are helot-type FS-types. It makes no difference to pathological oppressors that some Palestinians are Christians.) It even explains the extreme slave-making conditions that existed in ancient Sparta and ancient Athens.

Underneath it all, it's not Islamophobia or anti-Muslim bigotry that is truly driving world events. However, people still need to oppose anti-Muslim bigotry because pathological oppressors will use it to attack the most innocent Muslims. The helot-type FS-types are known for being very kind, but also very naïve. They require spirituality to help guide them and protect them from evil. Thus, spirituality needs to be modernized so it's at a proper level of accuracy and precision.

Reply on a couple of quotes

I do not like the definition of the "four psychological races". I find them offensive and downright harmful.

I like some of the quotes you posted above:

Don't stop the refugees. Stop the wars that produce them.

Yes! It's time we started focussing on the solutions.
We all can only work at our levels. We are not government officials nor do we lead armies. But we can stop the verbal wars that eventually escalate and do produce actual wars. Please help me build a site that puts the solution into practice.

We cannot leave people to suffer. We need to increase humanitarian assistance and create conditions for them to live in dignity.

Yes! It'd be an honor for me to be part of the global solution. You already know that I've already tried with the Forgotten Ones project, hosted here. Many people out there do an admirable work. They'd need our support.