Top 10 Most Horrific Genocides In History

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The term “genocide” is one of those controversial terms that can lead to all kinds of problems. The problem is that the term has been so politicized, and frequently used to attack leaders or countries that one dislikes, that it has come to mean different things to different people. For instance, the term has frequently been used to describe what white settlers did to the Native Americans over the last few centuries, when much of the indigenous population of the United States was wiped out. However, the overwhelming majority of those deaths were due to smallpox being inadvertently introduced into a native population that lacked the biological means to resist it which, while devastating, was not a genocide as it was not done intentionally.


For something to qualify as genocide, it has to be a deliberate, calculated decision by a particular ethnic or religious group, leader, or a government to exterminate, or otherwise destroy, a specific group of people for religious, cultural, racial, or political reasons. This can be done either through direct action (murder) or through indirect means (deportation or starvation). Using this general definition, then, what were the most horrific acts of genocide committed throughout history? It will always be something of an exercise in subjectivity to determine which were the worst, as how does one go about measuring such a thing? Is it a matter of sheer number of victims? Duration? Political ramifications? Nevertheless, here is my attempt to list the ten largest, most horrific, or best-known genocides in human history.

10. Genocides of the Amalekites and Midianites

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Lest anyone imagine that genocide is a uniquely modern phenomena, it should be known that it was not only condoned, but even supposedly ordered by, God Himself against two of ancient Israel’s arch-enemies, the Amalekites and the Midianites—at least according to the Old Testament. While extremely localized, and probably resulting in the deaths of no more than a few tens of thousands of people over a number of decades, it does testify to the fact that the desire of one group to exterminate another for any number of reasons has been around as long as civilization itself. The only difference is that, today, humanity possesses the technology required to carry it out on a truly massive scale.

9. North Korea (1945-present)

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How many people have died inside the “worker’s paradise” will probably never been known with anything approaching certainty, but the fact is that Pyongyang has been at war with its own people since “The Great Leader”, Kim Il-Sung, first assumed power in 1945. Certainly several million peasants have died of starvation since the mid-1990s, with aid and human rights groups charging that North Korea has systematically and deliberately prevented food aid from reaching the areas most devastated by food shortages. And of course, this doesn’t include the nearly one million people—including women and children accused of the most superficial “crimes”—who have died in North Korea’s political prison camps over the last 65 years. Were it not being propped up by its lone ally, China, it would have likely imploded long ago. As it is, it remains a ticking time bomb, waiting to explode.

8. Expulsion of Ethnic Germans after World War II (1945)

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Many scholars consider this more of a population transfer, rather than a true genocide. However, the forced displacement of some 14 million ethnic Germans and allied Slavs from Soviet Russia, from occupied areas of Eastern and Central Europe in the aftermath of World War II, has to go down as something pretty close to genocide, especially when one considers that between half a million and two million of them didn’t survive the journey. While most of these deaths were from famine and disease, many German civilians were also executed outright, or sent to internment and labor camps by the Soviets—especially those known to or suspected to have had Nazi associations. What makes it genocidal in nature was that only Germans were targeted, and that the brutal policy of forced relocation was ordered by Stalin himself, specifically as a means of retribution.

7. Partition of India (1947)

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This is one of the few genocides in history that was not politically motivated nor orchestrated by any government, but rather occurred spontaneously. All of it was the result of the partition of Great Britain’s largest and most important colony, India, in 1947. The powers-that-be decided to partition the massive state into Hindu and Muslim sections (creating modern-day India and Pakistan respectively), a decision which left millions of Muslims, Hindus, and Sikhs on the wrong side of the newly-formed border. This resulted in millions being uprooted from their homes and being forced to walk hundreds of miles to their new homes; during this great exodus, however (which affected upwards of 14 million people), escalating violence broke out between the various religious factions, leading to up to one million deaths (most of it centered around the densely populated Punjab region).

In effect, many Muslims were killed by Sikh and Hindu mobs, while many Sikhs and Hindus suffered at the hands of Muslim mobs in Pakistan. It’s difficult to label this a true act of genocide, however, as it was not specifically instigated by either the Pakistani or Indian governments. However, their inability to stop what was basically a spontaneous outburst of brutality on both sides contributed greatly to the carnage. This event specifically stands out as being one of the few genocides to be almost entirely religion-based, and to be engaged by several religions simultaneously.

6. The Rwandan Massacre (1994)

Photographs of Genocide Victims - Genocide Memorial Centre - Kigali - Rwanda

Photographs of Genocide Victims – Genocide Memorial Centre – Kigali – Rwanda

While we like to imagine that genocides are generally politically motivated, Rwanda is an example in which it was mostly the result of tribal differences. The short-lived killing spree, which left between 500,000 and 1,000,000 people dead, was the culmination of longstanding ethnic competition and tensions between the minority Tutsi. It seems that the Tutsi had controlled the country for centuries, lording their position of power over the majority Hutus, until they were overthrown in a 1962 Hutu rebellion. Tensions remained high after that and eventually erupted into full-blown war when, in April of 1994, Hutu President Habyarimana died under mysterious conditions in a plane crash. This elicited bloody reprisals by Hutus against their Tutsi neighbors in retaliation.

While not specifically orchestrated by the Hutu-led government, scholars maintain that the spontaneous, and violent, reaction to the assassination was encouraged by the Rwandan armed forces and largely carried out by Hutu militias, with the full knowledge and blessing of the government, making it directly culpable. Also responsible for the massacre was the unwillingness of the UN, or other western powers, to take decisive action early on. The UN even went so far as to evacuate what few troops it had in the country, to prevent harm from befalling them! President Bill Clinton has since admitted that his lack of timely action in Rwanda remains the greatest mistake of his Presidency. How different things might have been, had only the world had the backbone to have done something.

5. The Armenian Genocide (1915-1923)

Armenians defending the walls of Van in the spring of 1915. Scanned from the Soviet Armenian Encyclopedia Article on the Defense of Van (vol. 11, p. 273)

Armenians defending the walls of Van in the spring of 1915. Scanned from the Soviet Armenian Encyclopedia Article on the Defense of Van (vol. 11, p. 273)

While they are loathe to discuss it today, the Ottoman Turks, under the leadership of War Minister Enver Pasha (1881-1922), may have conducted the first large-scale, organized genocide of the 20th century. During and immediately after the First World War, Turkey killed, deported, and starved to death as many as 1.8 million Armenians, along with hundreds of thousands of other non-Turks. The Ottomans may have also been the first to introduce the concept of the concentration camp, though most of these camps were short-lived.

Modern Turks generally refuse to acknowledge what happened to have been genocide, considering it simply a mass deportation of people who had allied themselves with the Russians (a nation Turkey was at war with at the time), and who largely died from exhaustion or neglect during forced marches. Most genocide scholars, however, consider it to have been an orchestrated effort at exterminating an unwanted ethnic group that had lived within the borders of the crumbling Ottoman Empire for centuries. Not surprisingly, it remains a touchy subject among modern Turks to this day, not to mention angry Armenians with guitars.

4. The Killing Fields of Cambodia (1975-1978)

When the Khmer Rouge overthrew the government of Cambodia in 1975, and established a Communist “utopia” in its place, its first act was to annihilate anyone it deemed to be an “enemy of the state”. This included not only former members of the old regime and military, but journalists, teachers, businessmen, intellectuals, Buddhists, and even people who simply wore glasses!

While the total number of people who died in this short-lived, but grisly, purge will never be known, it is estimated that no fewer than two million people (nearly 20% of Cambodia’s population) died at the hands of the Khmer. Had it not been for a Vietnamese invasion in 1979 that toppled the Khmer and sent them into hiding, the toll would undoubtedly had been higher still. You know you’re bad when your government is overthrown by a fellow Communist regime!

3. The Holocaust (1939-1945)

Polish Jews captured by Germans during the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, May 1943

Polish Jews captured by Germans during the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, May 1943

No genocide is as well-known, or as carefully documented, as the efforts of  the Nazis to exterminate not only the Jews from continental Europe, but millions of others it deemed “undesirable.” By the time Hitler shot himself in his Berlin bunker in April of 1945, some eleven million people—over half of them Jews—had died, either through mass extermination, deportation, or starvation and overwork in his prison camps. This was all part of a brutal policy that much of the world either refused to believe was happening, or chose to ignore until the first camps were liberated by the Allies in the spring of 1945.

What’s especially interesting in this case is that, unlike Russia and China, Germany had no history of such cruelty beforehand (at least on such a large scale), and was even considered to have been one of the most educated and cultured societies in the world at the time it fell under Hitler’s spell. This should serve as a warning that no country is immune from becoming a killing field under the right circumstances and with the right leader, as millions of Germans had to learn the hard way in World War II.

2. The Stalinist Era in the USSR (1929-1953)

Kulaks being dispossessed.

Kulaks being dispossessed.

While most people imagine Adolf Hitler to have been the greatest mass murderer of the 20th century (the aforementioned Mao Zedong not withstanding), the prize actually goes to Joseph Stalin, the man who turned his entire nation into one massive prison camp and extermination center. How many died under his direct instructions, or merely as a result of his failed agricultural policies, will never be known with certainty, but some estimates put it as high as twenty million. The Soviet elimination of a social class, the Kulaks, and the subsequent killer famine among all Ukrainian peasants, killed at least two million alone, while Stalin’s notorious 1937 Order No. 00447, that called for the mass execution and exile of “socially harmful elements” as “enemies of the people”, decimated the military and intelligentsia of Russia, leaving hundreds of thousands dead, and millions more languishing in Stalin’s massive gulag.

Had he not had the good manners to die in 1953 before he could institute another purge of Jews and other “enemies of the State,” the numbers of death would have swelled even more. Curiously—and despite all of this—the man was much admired by people who lived outside of Russia during this time, and the always-smiling and benevolent-looking “Uncle Joe” even made it onto the cover of Time magazine no fewer than eleven times.

1. The Great Leap Forward and Cultural Revolution in China (1949-1976)

Birth rate and death rate in China 1950-2014

Birth rate and death rate in China 1950-2014

While it’s almost impossible to determine precisely how many people died at the hands of the Communists when they came to power in 1949 and in the decades that followed, estimates range anywhere from 45 to 70 million people, depending on whom you ask. While some of these occurred when Communist forces finally vanquished the Nationalist Army of Chang Kai-Shek, most of them took place later and came largely in two main waves; the first was during the “Great Leap Forward”, when China’s leader Mao Zedong’s attempt at agricultural modernization and social engineering led to mass starvation between 1958 and 1961, and the death of many former land owners. While not a specific effort to eradicate a population, what made it genocidal in nature was the fact that Mao continued his policies long after they were obviously proven to be disastrous, thereby dooming millions of peasants to starvation.

The second great genocide was a result of what was called the “Cultural Revolution” of 1966 to 1976—a bloody purge of “anti-government elements” that left millions dead or languishing in prison camps throughout China. It was only upon the death of Mao that the worst of the killings ended, though the brutal crushing of the Tienanmen Square protesters in 1989 demonstrated that Beijing’s violent tendencies did not entirely die with the man.

Other Noteworthy Examples: The Destruction of Carthage during the Third Punic War (146 BCE) is often considered the first historically recorded genocide in history; The forced repatriation of the Cherokee Indians from Florida in 1830 resulted in the death of some 4,000 Indians out of 17,000 who made the trip during the famous Trail of Tears incident; Genghis Khan’s Mongol horsemen of the 13th century were well-known genocidal killers, known for wiping out entire nations in their quest to expand their empire; German General Lothar von Trotha wiped out some 100,000 native tribesmen in Southwest Africa (modern Namibia) between 1904 and 1907 in what is often considered the first organized state genocide; and Saddam Hussein’s efforts at exterminating the Kurds during the 1980’s, which included using chemical agents against Kurdish towns.

Jeff Danelek is a Denver, Colorado author who writes on many subjects having to do with history, politics, the paranormal, spirituality and religion. To see more of his stuff, visit his website at www.ourcuriousworld.com.

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150 Comments

  1. An interested partyy on

    What point is there to make a Top10 of genocides, all of them were horrific and we’ve learned nothing from it!!!

  2. Just So Damn Curious on

    How on God’s green earth, can you use the Bible to reference an item of genocide? Furthermore, one’s belief should not factor into what is known and tangible to human history. I was about to hail this article as a well written and well researched affair until I saw you made it frivolous and irrelevant. Unfortunately when I continued reading I found the piece replete with mistakes grammatically and historically. Great piece of fluff. Couldn’t use this even if i was compelled.

  3. Holy crap, I cannot believe my eyes. How the hell is the Native American genocide not listed? The US government forced MY people off their land in exchange for disease, starvation, exhaustion, and death by the most painful and slow means?! Have you heard of Wounded Knee? 300 unarmed men, women, and children were killed. The Lakota who were killed had also surrendered, and already had submit. The early colonists INTENTIONALLY gave the natives items infected with Smallpox, and then would sneak out into the night and kill them with their knives and rifles. Get your facts straight, or get new authors who can do a better job than this. You are just another person who wants the horrific acts of the US Government and early colonists covered up.

  4. Christina Whellen on

    Mass murder of native americans was genocide. the writer over here is trying to say disease was by accident but the white settlers purposely gave the natives blankets infected with small pox so that all of them die. Do your research properly u biased author.

  5. In 1971, There was a Genocide took place in Bangladesh (In that time East Pakistan). Estimated 3 million people were killed by Pakistani Army & their local collaborator Al-Badar & Al-Shams para military force. This was the 2nd most horrific genocide happen after the holocaust of Poland by Nazis. Where is that in your post?

  6. Muslims created and did most of the killing in the partition of India.
    Jinnah the first president of pakistan forced the British to do this.
    “Pakistan” means pure land – pure of Muslims.
    Actually india should have zero Muslims…
    And Pakistan caused mass killings in Bangladesh..

    In the future genocide will just mean actions of Muslims.

    And this forgets Aboriginal people who sustained 200+ years of war against them.

    The most successful genocide in the World is against Aboriginal Tasmanian – no pure one is left and the descendents are all 1/8 – 1/16 so this is very successful.

  7. What about the American holocaust? The ‘reduction’ of the native population of North America? Does not that active process by the british subjects and later the american citizens qualify as genocide?

  8. There is another interesting point to make about the Irish. A lot left for America at the time of the great famine. Many irish were slaves before the blacks were slaves in America. They were worth 5 shilling each and a black man was worth 25. When the blacks came to replace the Irish, the irish were told they had to go fight for the north in the civil war to ‘free the blacks”. TO this day, there has never been a thank you. The irish lost thousands of people and were not even paid for that, but when a black slave was free they got 25 acres of land. To this day the irish are lumped in with WHITES as the racists when in fact they were slaves too.

  9. You better read more in order to clarify it genocide or not , as Americans intentionally brought smallpox with infected blankets and stuff through indigenous community

  10. Manual Cordero on

    why is it that the biggest genocide ever committed on earth is always left out and that is the genocide of the indigenous people of the Americas and the Caribbean committed by white Christian European

  11. Revise the list!
    Most of the comments are about the American genocide and rightly point out that it WAS intentional. Much moreso than Mao’s “continuing a disastrous social policy” or even Stalin’s direct order against subversives among his own people during a famine.
    Thomas Jefferson spoke of exterminating Native Americans. Meaning ALL of them!

    And what is the percentage of Native Americans in the USA? 1%!
    Of Chinese in China? Russians in Russia?…

  12. Moritz Reichelt on

    The Mongolians killed at least 15 million Chinese, and Americans killed 19 million Red Indians. How come these top2 events don’t count in your list?

  13. Salvatore Consalvi on

    Incredibly ethnocentric list. Not one mention of Native Americans? The California Mission System operated as concentration camps. And most deaths were not accidental. That is a childish belief. May I suggest reading “The American Holocaust” and giving this another try?

  14. Tanya Hutchins on

    To say what happened to the Native Americans was not deliberate is a travesty. Blankets from people that had small pox were given to Indians deliberately and many white settlers and some government leaders have been quoted saying they wanted the Indians gone. Tribes were killed because white people wanted the land. The Indians put up a fight and families were slaughtered for it. It doesn’t matter whether it was disease, bullets or knives. When someone wants to wipe out your entire population because of your skin color, your customs and where you live: that is genocide. This is a one-sided article. I hope all who read it, continue to do research on their own. That is how I get information about my ancestors, many of whom told the truth, which is passed down from previous generations. Never assume.

  15. You forget the native americans. The Trail of Tears and so many other genocides that were perpetrated on the native peoples of both North and South America.

  16. Don’t forget the genocide in Latin American by the Spaniards with the support of the Catholic church. Likewise, Australian indigenous peoples suffered a similar situation.

    • did you not read the beginning of the article? go back and read the very beginning of the article.

  17. ” However, the overwhelming majority of those deaths were due to smallpox being inadvertently introduced into a native population that lacked the biological means to resist it which, while devastating, was not a genocide as it was not done intentionally.”

    BULLCOOKIES! It’s been documented that the American Indians were given the smallpox infected blankets of the folk who died from it, as a deliberate effort to introduce the smallpox to the indigenous population, thereby infecting and killing them. This information has been accessible for decades- do you do your own research, or do you have an intern do it, then just “phone it in?!”

    Biological warfare involving smallpox[edit]

    “Out of our regard to them we gave them two Blankets and an Handkerchief out of the Small Pox Hospital. I hope it will have the desired effect.”

    William Trent, William Trent’s Journal at Fort Pitt

    This event is well known for the documented instances of biological warfare. British officers, including the top British commanding generals, ordered, sanctioned, paid for and conducted the use of smallpox against the Native Americans. As described by one historian, “there is no doubt that British military authorities approved of attempts to spread smallpox among the enemy”, and “it was deliberate British policy to infect the indians with smallpox”.[6]

    In one instance, as recorded in his journal by sundries trader and militia Captain, William Trent, on June 24, 1763, dignitaries from the Delaware tribe met with Fort Pitt officials, warned them of “great numbers of Indians” coming to attack the fort, and pleaded with them to leave the fort while there was still time. The commander of the fort refused to abandon the fort. Instead, the British gave as gifts two blankets, one silk handkerchief and one linen from the smallpox hospital,[7] to two Delaware delegates after the parley, a principal warrior named Turtleheart, and Maumaultee, a Chief. The tainted gifts were, according to their inventory accounts, given to the Indian dignitaries “to Convey the Smallpox to the Indians”.[8][9]

    INVOICE for 1763 June

    Levy, Trent and Company: Account against the Crown, Aug. 13, 1763[7]

    “To Sundries got to Replace in kind those which were taken from people in the Hospital to Convey the Smallpox to the Indians Vizt:

    2 Blankets @ 20/ £299 099 0

    1 Silk Handkerchef 10/

    & 1 linnen do: 3/6 099 1399 6

    Captain Ecuyer later certified that the items “were had for the uses above mentioned,” in the inventory reimbursement request, and General Thomas Gage would later approve that invoice for payment, endorsing it with a comment and his signature.[7]

    While Ecuyer, Trent and McKee were conducting their early form of biological warfare upon the Indian dignitaries at Fort Pitt, their superiors were discussing similar plans. General Amherst, having learned that smallpox had broken out among the garrison at Fort Pitt, and after learning on July 7th of the loss of his forts at Venango, Le Boeuf and Presqu’Isle, wrote to Colonel Bouquet, “Could it not be contrived to send the small pox among the disaffected tribes of Indians? We must on this occasion use every stratagem in our power to reduce them.” In addition, Amherst wrote, “Captain Ecuyer Seems to Act with great Prudence, & I approve of everything he mentions to have done.” Bouquet, who was already marching to relieve Fort Pitt and Fort Detroit, responded on the 13th, “I will try to inoculate the Indians with some blankets that may fall into their hands, and take care not to get the disease myself. I wish we could make use of the Spanish method to hunt them with English dogs, supported by rangers and some light horse, who would, I think, effectually extirpate or remove that vermin.” On July 16th, Amherst replied, “You will do well to try to inoculate the Indians by means of blankets, as well as to try every other method that can serve to extirpate this execrable race. I should be very glad your scheme for hunting them down by dogs could take effect, but England is at too great a distance to think of that at present.”[10]

    General Amherst, July 8: “Could it not be contrived to Send the Small Pox among those Disaffected Tribes of Indians? We must, on this occasion, Use Every Stratagem in our power to Reduce them.”

    Colonel Bouquet, July 13: “I will try to inocculate the Indians by means of Blankets that may fall in their hands, taking care however not to get the disease myself.”

    Amherst, July 16: “You will Do well to try to Innoculate the Indians by means of Blanketts, as well as to try Every other method that can serve to Extirpate this Execreble Race.”

    Bouquet, July 19: “all your Directions will be observed.”

    Papers of Col. Henry Bouquet, ed. Stevens and Kent, ser. 21634, p. 161.

    The correspondence between Amherst and Bouquet reflected how pervasive Indian hating had become by 1763 and how far British officers were willing to go in ignoring their own soldiers’ code of warfare.[10] A devastating smallpox epidemic plagued Native American tribes in the Ohio Valley and Great Lakes area through 1763 and 1764, but the effectiveness of individual instances of biological warfare remains unknown. After extensive review of surviving documentary evidence, historian Francis Jennings concluded the attempt at biological warfare was “unquestionably effective at Fort Pitt”;[11] Barbara Mann deduced “it is important to note that the smallpox distribution worked”;[12] Howard Peckham noted the resulting fatal epidemic “certainly affected their vigorous prosecution of the war.”[8]

    Nineteenth century historian Francis Parkman, the first to research these events, described “the shameful plan of infecting the Indians” as “detestable.”[13] It is likely such incidents have occurred more frequently than scholars have acknowledged, but with such actions considered beyond the pale of civilized behavior, incriminating documentation would of course be scarce. Efforts have ever since been made to reduce the stigma associated with being the perpetrators of such acts.[14][7] Captain Ecuyer’s official report, written at the time of the incident and in great detail, notably did not mention the tainted gifts. According to biological warfare expert Mark Wheelis, Ecuyer considered concealing the event and acknowledged the deed in his ledgers only after learning that his superiors were ordering the same course of action.[15] The most widely cited expert on the subject, Elizabeth Fenn, has observed, “It is also possible that documents relating to such a plan were deliberately destroyed.”[7] Peckham noted that, “oddly enough”, the incriminating pages from Amherst and Bouquet were missing from the Canadian Archives transcripts as well as the collection published by the Pennsylvania Historical Commission.[8] Likewise, Mann has described documents which have gone missing after “later sanitation”, and has documented efforts by “Amherst apologists” and others who conjecture about, minimize and even dispute the instances of European perfidy. Dixon has suggested that the attempt to infect the Indians near Fort Pitt “may well have been a failure”,[6] and Ranlet has speculated that “either the smallpox virus was already dead on the unpleasant gifts or that the presents simply failed to fulfill Trent’s ardent desire to infect the Indians.”[16] Mann has called such assumptions “demonstrably false”, and Wheelis has concluded that while there may have been several simultaneous routes of transmission for the epidemic, and the effect of each attempt is impossible to determine, “the act of biological aggression at Fort Pitt is indisputable”.[15]

  18. haha i can t see Muslims anywhere so why r they the bad people in the world ?, and they forgot the 0-The extermination of the Indians in the new world (America)

    • They also forgot the killing fields of Viet Nam where it is estimated that 3.8 million Vietnamese soldiers and civilians were killed by the USA. The fields keep killing some 500 a year because of illnesses and birth defects caused by US chemicals and unexploded bombs. The US dropped 270 million bombs on Viet Nam. .

    • They did not forget the extermination of the Indians in the new world(America). if you had read the beginning of the article it explains that the majority of the American Indians were killed by the introduction of small pox which they didn’t have the biological means to resist. As this was not intentional then it’s technically not genocide. It explained that at the beginning of the article.

    • Dingus McFlaggan on

      Armenian Genocide (Muslim Genocide of Christians) and Ottoman/Greek Massacre and the biggest are the African slaves bought by the Arabs who were tortured for centuries; most of the men died from castration at the hands of jealous Husbands who were happy to fuck the female slaves then they would die at the hands of the jealous Arab wives. Awful stuff, rarely highlighted because is dwarfs the horrendous behavior of African slaves in America

      • Muslim genocide of Christians u said ? Muslims don t kill unnarmed , women , children and old people , don t cut trees and don t burn houses so u seriously can t call that genocide even in war Muslims only kills soldiers who are actualy fighting them and don t mix arabs and muslims , and learn what does genocide means dude

        • Dingus McFlaggan on

          NO! You clearly don’t understand what genocide is, so I will copy and paste the first definition i found with no effort
          “the deliberate killing of a large group of people”
          NOT the complete purge of an entire race or creed, etc, just the attempt or the “deliberate killing of a large group of people”

          That’s the first part, the second is that asshole Muslims (as opposed to good Muslims) kill kids and women just like warmongers from any other race or creed who are ass-holes. Think the girls kidnapped and murdered in Nigeria, think the child and female suicide bombers you ignorant fuck. Not all warriors are ass-holes but every race and creed contains ass-holes. If you disagree with that, you are bigger moron than your last comment suggests.

          Muslims do not have many trees to cut in most areas but they compensate for setting oil wells on fire (think Sudan and Iraq).

          Don’t be so stupid, every horrible thing that you will find an ass-hole Christian or Atheist doing, you will find an ass-hole Muslim doing (Raping, abusing, stealing, burning etc etc) and if you say “well then they are not real Muslims” then what the fuck are they????? If someone spends their whole life as a priest then people say he is not a Christian because he ends up being a paedophile, those people are morons who refuse to accept the reality that ass-holes are distributed throughout all races, creed, social groups etc

          And I am not just talking about Arabs as you suggested, I have been to Ghana, Nigeria, Indonesia, Malaysia, Southern Thailand, Pakistan and many other non Arab Muslim places and I see plenty abuse of women and children so take your rose tinted glasses off and wake the fuck up before you start writing complete bullshit again in defence of yet another stupid, pointless religion (like almost every other religion including all denominations of Christianity)

        • it s obvuiously you who don t understand what genocide is , genocide is killing a group of people because of who they are tht the first thing and there is a different between muslims who orders not kill chidren , women and old people and punish whoever does and Israel and usa who actually ask their armies to kill children which is real genocide , israel killing palestinian children is a fact it s their intention and they are killing them cuze they are palestinians , when u spoke of the armenian genocide u forgot a major thing which is that it was a war , and that muslims didn t want the others dead cuze when they surrended the war ended and Salah-Eddine freed the christians , 3- it was Usa who stole ressources from irak , Pakistan and all over the world with the rest of the developped counries so go do ur homework u ignorant , and there are assholes everywhere just the Usa is trying to make the muslims look like the ennemies of humanity while America is the real terrorist today

        • Dingus McFlaggan on

          Countries are not good or evil, people are. Countries are illusionary made up lines in the Earth. If you think “America” is evil, you are as ridiculous as someone who says “muslims are evil or terrorists”. I will agree that so much evil has occurred by man in the name of USA, UK, ROme, China, Russia, Christianity etc, but not by these countries, ideologies or religions as they are ideologies not living things.

          If you blame America (a continent) or the USA, you must also blame the 3.3M Muslims in the US. You are no better than the people you accuse because you are blaming people for who they are or where they are from instead of for their own personal actions.

          But I also agree, the current powers in US do seem to want to make Islam the blame-hound for all wrongs; but like Mugabe, sometimes leaders and their few followers have all the control but don’t speak for the people. Politics is a complex power struggle in America like it is everywhere and most people are happy to accept lies from their govt and the so-called-news media.

          It was actually the UK and Germany first stealing oil in Iraq/Iran/Syria as they fought over Mesopotamia, Iraq as a political state only exists like Pakistan, because of British interference, control and greed……..and 99% of the British people did not benefit from the plunder, as always, the 1% did.

          If you think your country or Pakistan is any different, you don’t know human nature.

          The people of the US, UK, India etc etc are as much victims of their govts as any other, but the stupid masses in every country cannot grasp this so they wave flags instead and rush off to war to make evil greedy people richer than required even by the most greedy.

        • Dingus McFlaggan on

          That was also my point…..except in a dictatorship, or those that have no rights to vote like slaves, or US citizen with a criminal record (which is why blacks always get tougher penalties than whites, asians, etc, to make sure they lose their vote against Republicans AND Democrats who are both in collusion to share power utilising carefully planned laws, rules and regulations designed to keep the status quo and give the illusion that the people have a choice by voting…..which they actually do if they research news instead of being fed new by global corporate media that used to tell them cigarettes were healthy only 6 years ago, or radiation would not harm them if they could only see the blast from afar)……but even then, the 1% get away with it because we all let them, just like in the Dark ages, during the time of the Egyptians, Aztecs, Roman empire, Japanese Emperors of old and Chinese dynasties, too stupid to see if one man like Genghis Khan can grow from a baby to a feared leader, then so can anyone as they are all just people who surrounded themselves with the protection of bulslshit laws, politics and mass psychology, …..and hence they could all take on the tyrants . Everyone is too scared to lose the life their have been assigned by the system (with obvious occasional exceptions, the people allowed to prosper to show us all it is possible, when it is actually not possible for all to prosper under capitalism as it is predatory/parasitic by it’s very definition.

  19. Elder Raymond on

    SO OVER 3.5MILLION BIAFRANS MASSACRED BY FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA LED BY THEN MILITARY HEAD OF STATE YAKUBU GOWN SPONSORED BY BRITISH GOVERNMENT
    IN 1966-1970 WHY IS THIS GENOCIDE MISSING HERE CAN SOMEONE TELL ME
    PLEASE I NEED AN URGENT ANSWER.

  20. Thomas Jerfferson killed 100 millions of native, Churchill about 60 millions around the world, but no one says anything about these. Typical selective indignation of who would be able to commit more massacres like that.
    without mentioning the millions of deaths made by the American global dictatorship…

  21. Richard Panico on

    We speak of the past , rightly so . But look at the present and looking to the future, we must see what’s happening in Palestine, and what may cause WWIII . A coming attraction, because we have been compromised by Israel so as not reporting the true facts as we speak . Caused by the English as most of the Genecide’s we speak of . But we have a very important one going on now ,and we pretend blindness. We should take the previous stories as a reason to stop Genecide now . Look to Palestine for a very bloody one which may take us to WWIII.
    Thanks

  22. The #1 most cruel genocide in world’s history is the Volhynian genocide, performed by Ukrainian nationalists on 120.000 Poles, mostly women and children. The methods of killing are so disgusting, that I won’t even mention them, because of the censorship on this website, however, in terms of cruelity in the methods of killing, this is the most hardcore genocide in history. Th world however doesnt want to remember this, mostly because of the Jewish-driven, anti-Polish propaganda, where there is no place for history of the Polish struggle.

  23. I am Turkish who lives in Turkey and I want to say something about armenian genocide. I am not good at history at all. I always had believed that it wasn’t a genocide but a massacre tecnically. if it was a really genocide I am very sorry and sad about it. I wish it didn’t happen. Turks and Armenians lived together trough centuriesin Anatolia. We shared and developed the ottoman culture together. in ww1 the conditions were very awful and traumatic I guess which resulted like that. many people died both Turks and Armenians mostly. I wish we were together. And I call my Armenian brothers that ok you say that it is genoce but please don’t let the west use it as a politic gun. May be one day Turks and Armenians will solve this issue. I wish we were together again. I am an Alevi Turk. I hate the current culturel and politic condition in Turkey. I would want Armenians live in Turkey rather than Erdogan supporters even thry are Turkish. Don’t hate Turks not all of them are the same like not all Armenians are the same. I love you.