Report: Global War On Terror Has Killed Over 4 Million Muslims

August 4, 2015   |   admintam

MintPress News Desk
August 4, 2015

(MINTPRESS) Washington, DC — A study released earlier this year revealed the shocking death toll of the United States’s “War on Terror” since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, but the true body count could be even higher.

Published in March by Physicians for Social Responsibility, the study, conducted by a team that included some Nobel Prize winners, determined that at least 1.3 million people have died as a result of war since Sept.11, 2001, but the real figure might be as high as two million. The study was an attempt to “close the gaps” in existing research, including studies like the Iraq Body Count,” which puts the number of violent deaths in that country at about 219,000 since 2003, based on media reports of the time period.

Investigative journalist Nafeez Ahmed, writing in April for Middle East Eye, explained some of the ways the previous figures fell short, according to the physicians’ research:

“For instance, although 40,000 corpses had been buried in Najaf since the launch of the war, IBC [Iraq Body Count] recorded only 1,354 deaths in Najaf for the same period. That example shows how wide the gap is between IBC’s Najaf figure and the actual death toll – in this case, by a factor of over 30.

Such gaps are replete throughout IBC’s database. In another instance, IBC recorded just three airstrikes in a period in 2005, when the number of air attacks had in fact increased from 25 to 120 that year. Again, the gap here is by a factor of 40.”

The physicians behind the study also praised a controversial report from the medical journal The Lancet that placed the toll count far higher than that of Iraq Body Count, at closer to one million dead. In addition to the war in Iraq, the PSR study added additional victims from other countries where the United States has waged war:

“To this, the PSR study adds at least 220,000 in Afghanistan and 80,000 in Pakistan, killed as the direct or indirect consequence of US-led war: a ‘conservative’ total of 1.3 million. The real figure could easily be ‘in excess of 2 million’.”

These figures may still be underestimating the real death toll, according to Ahmed. These studies only account for the victims of violent conflict, but not the many more who will die as a result of the damage war brings to crucial infrastructure, from roads to farms to hospitals — not to mention devastating sanctions like those placed on Iraq after the first Gulf War in 1991. He continues:

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.’”

Similar figures for Afghanistan, he reports, could bring totals to four million or more.

As Ahmed points out in his article, the majority of those killed in these wars and those suffering most from these wars, statistically speaking, were Muslim — a stark contrast to the common view that radical Muslim terrorists are the deadliest group in the Middle East. Rather, it would seem the American military are the worst killers, and the death toll resembles religious genocide. In 2009, Stephen M. Walt, a professor of international relations at Harvard, wrote in Foreign Policy:

“How many Muslims has the United States killed in the past thirty years, and how many Americans have been killed by Muslims? Coming up with a precise answer to this question is probably impossible, but it is also not necessary, because the rough numbers are so clearly lopsided.”

Or, as Ben Affleck famously quipped to Bill Maher last year: “We’ve killed more Muslims than they’ve killed us by an awful lot.”


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  1. Maybe you should do more research.. your numbers speak of idiocy with no real facts.. if you allow terrorists in your country and pay the price is does not make it our fault.. if it's ours or yours.. bury yourself.. jmo

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  2. Actually there were quite a lot of citations that lend credibility towards these numbers being factual. Just because it's contrary to what you would LIKE to be believe doesn't make it not true.

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  3. This doesn't take in account the billions stolen by the US in forced contracts or the blood shed due to US-created conflicts and terrorists. It is without a doubt, the US is one of the deadliest and inhumane empire in history, hiding behind barriers of what they think is justice.

    The world would be a much better place if a pacifist people like Japan, Finland or Netherlands were given authority over the enormous power the warmongers of the US hold.

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  5. …Maybe if muslims "policed their own people " the world would be quieter. Frankly i find it disturbing that a buncha Muslims were celebrating 9/11…dancing in the streets, etc. I guess they ain't too much now .eh !?

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  6. That's what happens when you pick a fight with someone way stronger then you, ya get your ass kicked.its a WAR people, the whole object is to hurt the other guy more.

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  13. 9/11 was an inside job by the US government… your an idiot if you think the 4 planes at the same time were I jacked by terrorists… and 1.8 billion people label them selves as Muslims only about 7% are what actuall Muslims are supposed to be…

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  14. That's because really Muslims(7% of 1.8 billion) are waiting for our call and when it comes say bye bye to the world…

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  15. @Brenda kerster just google "dancing israelis 911". Of course you havent heard about it on cnn or bbc.

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  16. Zeeshan Ali…You're the idiot if you think about it…you would get better result results worshipping a cabbage !!

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  17. Zeeshan Ali Muslims demand respect — too bad they don't realize you have to earn it !!! Muslims are reaping what they sow..the only sane bright shining star in the middle east is Israel, the rest is pig shit !! Another thing – You are a scientist ? What are you working on a better way to beat your women or molest 10 YO girls ?! Please stop the insanity !! Allah does not exist -as I said b4 better results if U worship a cabbage !! I know this much…not ALL muslims are terrorists, it sure seems almost all the terrorists are muslims…who are like spoiled little girly men WHO NEVER EVER GREW the FUCK UP !!! and are the joke of the world !!!! I'm sorry i didn't mean to drone on and on …oh! that's rights ISLAM KNOWS ABOUT DRONES , EH ?!

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  19. We even hold the record for the 6th and 7th world's largest gatherings ever…. and we are the shias aka the 12ers in case you wanna join… if your Christian I tell you more about Jesus then your priest…

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  20. Chris Rickard.. if it's your facts.. provide me info.. and not your bs (stating from others) I would love to to see it!

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  21. Zeeshan Ali You're just awful. While I agree with you on some of the matters, who are you to say that only 7% of those who call themselves muslims are muslims? Where is your evidence? Have you met all of us?
    Also, maybe take your superiority complex somewhere else?

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  22. it was the fuckin jews dancing in the streets after 9/11 it was fuckin jews caught with a van full of explosives on 9-11 it was jews who were warned not to eneter the world trade towers 9-11

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  23. What happens after Russia nukes ISIS THERE IS A NIGHTMARE COMING and ISIS is the target.

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  24. What war? Dubya attacked Iraq for no reason except he wanted to. And dubya walks free after the death and destruction. Makes our country look very bad, and it should.

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