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October 03, 2006

Muslim Deaths in Perspective

Israeli blogger Gadi Taub writes about an article by Ma'ariv's senior journalist Ben-Dror Yemini, who has calculated all Muslim deaths during the years of the Arab-Israeli conflict. His findings regarding the number of Muslim fatalities around the world (versus the intense focus on Israel) are astounding. As Taub summarizes:

Some 10,000,000 (ten million!) Muslims were murdered, by the more conservative estimations. But only about 0.6% of these deaths were caused by the Arab-Israeli conflict itself. Read again: about half a percent. Here’s one finding from the margins of Yemini’s research: France is responsible for about ten times more Muslim deaths than Israel during the same years. Not something your average newspaper reader in Europe is likely to guess.

(Hat tip: Karen M.)

Posted by TS at October 3, 2006 04:16 AM


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