Friday, June 27, 2008

Religious massacres

In addition, the massacre of Hindus by Muslims, Muslims by Hindus, Muslims by Christians and Christians by Muslims continued for centuries and continues today. Aurangzeb, one of the last emperors Muslims in India, assassinated 10 000 Hindus per day for an entire year. We tend to represent us these times as barbaric and ignorant. But the twentieth century has seen the worst examples of human intolerance. During the first World War, 10 million soldiers were killed, including 1 300 000 French. Nobody knows how many millions of people have died from hunger and disease. In addition to fallen soldiers, six million human beings were murdered because their "beliefs" and their way of life were different.

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