The 13th-century Mongols were known as barbaric plunderers intent merely to maim, slaughter, and destroy. This perception, based on Persian, Chinese, Russian, and other accounts of the speed and ruthlessness with which the Mongols carved out the largest contiguous land empire in world history, has shaped both Asian and Western images of the Mongols and of their earliest leader, Chinggis Khan. Yet, we know that the vast majority of Mongols were peaceful people who stayed at home and tended to the daily needs of their families and communities.
The Ottoman Empire was responsible for the Armenian Genocide. Non -Muslim citizens, Christians and Jews, lived as second class citizens with virtually all civil rights being denied them. They were also required to extra taxes, and were subject to cruel and inhumane punishment for the slightest transgression. Most of the Muslims living within the borders of the Ottoman Empire were peaceful.
At least 20 million people were killed under the regimes headed by Lenin and then by Stalin in Russia. Stalin was known to work late into the evening and then go out to his dacha and dine and drink with members of the Communist Party. He was also known to have the wives of people with whom he was dining, tortured, raped, and killed while he and the spouse of the victim were dining and drinking together. At least 20 million people were killed under Lenin and Stalin. Most of the Russian people were peaceful people.
The Nazi regime under Hitler is known to have tortured and killed over 12 million people in their concentration camps with over 6 million of these people being killed just because they were Jews. Most of the German people were peaceful people.
Mao's Great Leap Forward 'killed 45 million people in four years. Mao Zedong, founder of the People's Republic of China, qualifies as the greatest mass murderer in world history. Most of the Chinese people were peaceful people.
The number of people Castro had killed, tortured, and imprisoned in Cuba is unknown. We know it was a large number of people, especially when measured as a percentage based on the population of Cuba. Most of the Cubans were peaceful people.
Yes, many Muslims would perhaps prefer to live in peace with their fellow citizens, but the book they use as their rules by which to live says that, “Allah gave us orders to kill every infidel.”
These people of peace, when asked to support reform and peace refused. In December 2015, a small group of Muslims met in Washington, DC to discuss the reform of Islam. This group asked about how many mosques they had initially approached for support and the nature of the responses from those mosques was eye-opening:
We spent significant resources on this outreach over a period of ten months. We reached out through snail mail, e-mail, and telephone to over 3,000 mosques and over 500 known public American Muslims. We received only 40-plus rather dismissive responses from our outreach, and sadly less than ten of them were positive. In fact, one mosque in South Carolina left us a vicious voice mail threatening our staff if we contacted them again.
So, this group made over 3,500 contacts within the Muslim community, but received only a little over 40 responses, of which less than ten were positive. So, to work with these numbers, let’s say the group made 3,500 contacts and received nine positive responses. That means that only .0026 (a touch over one-quarter of one percent) of the Muslim organizations and Muslim individuals the group contacted responded in a positive manner. And the group had even received a “vicious voicemail” from a mosque as a result of these initial contacts.
What does the Koran say about killing infidels?
Then when the sacred months [after the Hajj] have passed, kill these Idolaters wherever you find them, and capture them and besiege them, and lie in wait for them in each and every ambush.
The Koran contains at least 109 verses that call Muslims to war with nonbelievers for the sake of Islamic rule. Some are quite graphic, with commands to chop off heads and fingers and kill infidels wherever they may be hiding. Muslims who do not join the fight are called 'hypocrites' and warned that Allah will send them to Hell if they do not join the slaughter.
This is what these “people of peace” are taught. The basics of Islam is not peace but world domination. World domination is what the Kahn’s sought, what the Ottoman Empire sought, and what the Communists sought. Even though many people within the borders of those nations who were led by advocates for world domination preferred peace, it did not stop the killing. When an ideology calls for evil, those who adhere to the ideology are supporting violence even though they voice support for peace. Islam advocates evil; it is not an ideology for peace.