One of the LGF lemmings has written a post claiming that my reference to 270 million victims of jihad is inaccurate. And it's true: there may have been even more.
The actual number of victims of jihad is impossible to evaluate. Islam's jihad has raged over 13 centuries and three continents, and the killers did not keep records. The 270 million estimate was based on data that, as has been shown, included some victims of other evils.
However, given the sketchiness of the data, it is not at all established that there were actually fewer than 270 million victims of jihad. The actual number of victims of jihad may be even higher.
What is not in doubt is that jihad kills. It has brought untold misery to the world. This doctrine has led to unfathomable suffering for millions of people over many centuries, and continues to make people suffer today. Islam's jihad against the rest of us will keep killing people until Muslims expunge the Koran of its violent teachings.
The pioneering historian Bat Ye'or wrote this to me:
It is impossible to number the victims of jihad, because jihad was waged during such a long period of time and on several continents. Muslim and non-Muslim chronicles report that people were abducted and killed in some small villages; in other places, entire agglomerations and cities were whipped out. No one could, throughout the centuries of wars and conquests, continuously record those facts. Most people were illiterate; telephones and newspapers didn’t exist, communications were difficult. People had to walk, fleeing from one place to another; they were often dying on roads, and children and women were abducted. We know about the trials and massacres of the Jews of Arabia through Muslim texts; the victims didn’t leave a trace of what had happened.
In fact, the victims of jihad were much more numerous than most people realize, as whole nations were made hostage, physically and mentally, to the jihad institution that imposed on the non-Muslim world three choices: conversion to Islam; death; or submission/dhimmitude. This abduction, which started in the 7th century and continues till this very day, makes the whole free world the victim of jihad.