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World conflicts Islamic fundamentalists are involved in
Free Republic ^ | November 24, 2002 | zapiks44

Posted on 11/24/2002 2:19:55 PM PST by zapiks44

One statistic I've heard quite a bit since 9/11 is that, of all the armed conflicts going on in the world right now, Muslims are involved in all but two or three of them. I've heard wide-ranging numbers for the number of armed conflicts, from 40 to 141. If someone could list each of these conflicts, as well as highlight the ones Muslims are not involved in, that'd be great. I'd just like some clarification for this startling statistic.


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1 posted on 11/24/2002 2:19:55 PM PST by zapiks44
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To: zapiks44
Nothing new, nothing surprising.

However, mention it, and you may be risking your life.
2 posted on 11/24/2002 2:21:16 PM PST by Monty22
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To: zapiks44
Here are the ones I know of.

Columbia(Commies are involved though)
Algeria
Macedonia
Sri Lanka(No Muslims)
Kashmir
Afghanistan
Israel
Sudan
Iraq
Somalia
Ethiopean-Eitrean border war
Nigeria
Ivory Coast

I can't think of any others right now.
3 posted on 11/24/2002 2:23:41 PM PST by Sparta
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To: zapiks44
worldWorldWorld StatisticsWorldwide Conflicts and Wars

Significant Armed Conflicts, 2002

Main warring parties Year
began1
Middle East  
Iran vs. Mujahideen Khalq Organization (MKO) 1979
Iraq vs. Desert Storm Coalition (U.S. & U.K.) 1991
Iraqi government (Sunni) vs. Shi'a (Supreme Council for Islamic Revolution in Iraq) 1991
Iraq vs. Kurds 1961
Israel vs. Palestinian Authority/Hamas/Hezbollah/Palestinian separatists 1948
Asia  
Afghanistan: U.S., U.K., Northern Alliance, and Coalition Forces vs. al-Qaeda 2001
India vs. Kashmiri separatist groups/Pakistan 1948
India vs. Assam insurgents (various) 1979
Indonesia vs. Aceh separatists 1969
Indonesia vs. Irian Jaya separatists 1969
Philippines vs. Mindanaoan separatists (MILF/ASG) 1971
Africa  
Algeria vs. Armed Islamic Group (GIA) 1991
Burundi: Tutsi vs. Hutu 1988
Democratic Republic of Congo and allies vs. Rwanda, Uganda, and indigenous rebels2 1997
Liberia vs. LURD rebels 2000
Somalia vs. rival clans 1991
Sudan vs. Sudanese People's Liberation Army2 1983
Uganda vs. Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) 1986
Europe  
Russia vs. Chechen separatists 1994
Latin America  
Colombia vs. National Liberation Army (ELN) 1978
Colombia vs. Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) 1978
Colombia vs. Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia (AUC) 1990
As of August 2002.
Source: Center for Defense Information, www.cdi.org and Project Ploughshares, www.ploughshares.ca .



4 posted on 11/24/2002 2:25:17 PM PST by Straight Vermonter
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To: zapiks44
I don't think there's any doubt that muslims are involved in most, they're certainly not involved in Northern Ireland, nor the FARC insurgency in Columbia. The Basques in Spain aren't muslim.
5 posted on 11/24/2002 2:25:18 PM PST by Dog Gone
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To: zapiks44
But Boy George keeps telling us that Islam is a religion of peace!
6 posted on 11/24/2002 2:36:16 PM PST by DonQ
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To: zapiks44
Don't forget to add the Miss World Contest.
7 posted on 11/24/2002 3:32:05 PM PST by gorebegone
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To: zapiks44
Here are the countries with a Muslim majority.  In practically everyone, the government is oppressing non-Muslims.
 
Name Population % of Muslims
1 Afghanistan 18M 99%
2 Albania 2.3M 75%
3 Algeria 22M 98%
4 Bahrain .220M 99%
5 Bangladesh 100M 85%
6 Cameroon 6.2M 55%
7 Central African Republic 2M 55%
8 Chad 4M 85%
9 Dahomey 3M 60%
10 Egypt 51M 93%
11 Ethiopia 27M 65%
12 Gambia .4M 85%
13 Guinea 4.3M 95%
14 Guinea-Bissau .81M 70%
15 Indonesia 161M 95%
16 Iran 48M 98%
17 Iraq 14.5M 95%
18 Ivory Coast 5M 55%
19 Jordan 3M 95%
20 Kuwait 1M 98%
21 Lebanon 3M 57%
22 Libya 3M 100%
23 Malaysia 14.5M 52%
24 Maldive Islands 12M 100%
25 Mali 6M 90%
26 Mauritania 2M 100%
27 Morocco 24M 99%
28 Niger 4.5M 91%
29 Nigeria 100M 75%
30 Oman .75M 100%
31 Pakistan 90M 97%
32 Qatar .18M 100%
33 Saudi Arabia 10.5M 100
34 Senegal 7M 95%
35 Sierra Leone 3M 65%
36 Somalia 5M 100%
37 South Yemen 1.5M 95%
38 Sudan 22M 85%
39 Syria 11M 87%
40 Tanzania 15M 65%
41 Togo 2.1M 55%
42 Tunisia 7M 95%
43 Turkey 66M 99%
44 U.A.E .32M 100%
45 Upper Volta 6M 56%
46 North Yemen 6M 99%
 
Here are the countries with a Muslim minority.  In practically everyone, the Muslims are spreading fear and hate and killing of non-Muslims..
 
Country Name Muslims % of total population
Angola 1.5M 25%
Argentina .5M 2%
Australia .13M 1%
Bhutan .05M 5%
Botswana .03M 5%
Brazil .21M .2%
Bulgaria 1.3M 14%
Burma 3M 10%
Burundi .7M 20%
Cambodia .07M 1%
Canada .1M .5%
China 100M 11%
Congo .15M 15%
Cyprus .21M 33%
Equatorial Guinea .07M 25%
Fiji .06M 11%
France 2M 3.80%
Germany 1.5M 2.40%
Ghana 3M 30%
Gibraltar .003M 10%
Greece .27M 3%
Hong Kong .004M 1%
Guyana .01M 15%
India 100M 12%
Italy .55M 1%
Japan .01M 1.00%
Kenya 4M 29.50%
Liberia .5M 30%
Lesotho .12M 10%
Malagasy Republic 1.4M 20%
Malawi 1.7M 35%
Malta .045M 14%
Mauritius .14M 19.50%
Mozambique 2.2M 29%
Namibia .034M 5%
Nepal .5M 4%
Netherlands .2M 1.50%
Panama .05M 4%
Philippines 5M 12%
Portuguese Timor .012M 20%
Reunion .09M 20%
Rumania .2M 20%
Zimbabwe 1M 15%
South Africa .5M 2%
Sri Lanka 1.2M 9%
Surinam .1M 25%
Swaziland .046M 10%
Thailand 6M 14%
Trinidad & Tobago .127M 12%
Uganda 4M 36%
U.K 1.5M 2.70%
U.S.S.R (Russia) 60M 20%
U.S.A 3.2M 1.50%
Yugoslavia 5M 20%
Zaire 2.4M 10%
Zambia .7M 15%

I may be wrong, but I doubt it. The religion of peace is very consistent.

8 posted on 11/24/2002 4:50:23 PM PST by Andy from Beaverton
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To: zapiks44
All totally consistent with my theory that while most of the significant wars of the 20th century were idealogical confrontations of communism/socialism vs. democracy/free markets, the major conflicts of the 21st century will be theologically based Muslim vs. Non-Muslim confrontations.
9 posted on 11/24/2002 5:14:10 PM PST by MCH
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To: Andy from Beaverton
Very ominous. However, in all fairness, only a handful of people representing The Religion of PeaceTM are doing the killing in the U.S.
10 posted on 11/24/2002 8:00:53 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: zapiks44
To the best of my knowledge, and according to the U.N., muslims are involved in more then half of all the geo-political conflicts that are active in the world right now, also did I read that right. China has over a 100 million muslims????? That can't be right?
11 posted on 11/24/2002 8:23:10 PM PST by Sonny M
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To: MCH
One would have to have their eyes sewn shut not to see that the primary cause of armed conflict today is Islamic fundamentalism. I'd be hard pressed to find an active conflict other than Colombia or Rwanda/Burundi which isn't primarily an Islamic war. Our hemisphere is nearly free of armed conflict, and has an insignificant Muslim presence. The other half of the globe is on fire (as usual).

From my memory here's a list of recent Islam-fueled conflicts.

Europe:
Bosnia - Muslims vs. Slavs
Albania/Kosovo - Muslims vs. Slavs
FYRoM - Muslims vs. Slavs/Greeks
Cyprus - Muslims vs. Greeks

Africa:
Algeria - Muslims vs. secular democracy
Sudan - Muslims vs. Christians
Egypt - Muslims vs. Christians
Eritrea/Ethiopia - Muslims vs. ?

Middle East and environs:
Armenia/Azerbijan - Muslims vs. Christians
Iraq - Muslims vs. Kurds
Iraq - Sunni Muslims vs. Shia Muslims
Iraq - Muslims vs. USA
Israel - Muslims vs. Jews
Lebanon - Muslims vs. Christians/Druze
Iran - Muslims vs. secular democrats

Asia:
Pakistan - Muslims vs. Christians/Hindus
India - Muslims vs. Hindus
Afghanistan - Muslims vs. Muslims
Afghanistan - Muslims vs. USA
China - Muslims vs. Communists
Russia - Muslims vs. Slavs
Georgia - Muslims vs. Slavs
Phillipines - Muslims vs. secular democracy
Indonesia - Muslims vs. secular 'democracy'/militarists
Uzbekistan - Muslims vs. fascists

This is just off the top of my head... quite a list it is. It should be obvious to the world that Islam in its current form is incompatible with the survival of humanity.
12 posted on 11/25/2002 4:40:00 AM PST by thoughtomator
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To: zapiks44
Current List of Designated Foreign Terrorist Organizations

GROUP CAUSE LOCATION DESIGNATOR
Abu Nidal Organization (ANO) Islamist Lebanon U.S.
Abu Sayyaf Group Islamist Philippines U.S.
al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades Islamist Palestine U.S.
AntiFascist Resistance Groups First of October (GRAPO) Narxist Spain E.U.
Armed Islamic Group (GIA) Islamist Algeria U.S.
Asbat al-Ansar Islamist Algeria U.S.
Aska Tasuna Basque/Marxist/Islamist Spain E.U.
Aum Shinrikyo Cult Japan U.S., E.U.
Babbar Khalsa Sikh Independence India E.U.
Basque Fatherland and Liberty (ETA) Basque/Marxist/Islamist Spain U.S., E.U.
Gama’a al-Islamiyya (Islamic Group) Islamist Egypt U.S., E.U.
HAMAS (Islamic Resistance Movement) Islamist Palestine U.S., E.U.
Harakat ul-Mujahidin (HUM) Islamist Pakistan U.S.
Hizballah (Party of God) Islamist Lebanon U.S.
International Sikh Youth Federation (ISYF) Sikh Independence India E.U.
Irish Republican Army - Continuity (CIRA) Independence No. Ireland E.U.
Irish Republican Army - Real Independence No. Ireland U.S., E.U.
Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) Islamist Uzbekistan U.S.
Jaish e-Mohammed (JEM) Islamist Kashmir U.S.
al-Jihad (Egyptian Islamic Jihad) Islamist Egypt U.S.
Kahane Chai (Kach) Jewish Israel U.S.
Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) Marxist Turkey U.S., E.U.
Lashkar e-Tayyiba, (Army of the Righteous) (LET) Islamist Kashmir U.S., E.U.
Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) Independence Sri Lanka U.S.
Loyalist Volunteer Force (LVF) Independence No. Ireland E.U.
Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MEK) Marxist Iran U.S., E.U.
National Liberation Army (ELN) Marxist Columbia U.S.
Orange Volunteers (OV) Anti-IRA No. Ireland E.U.
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) Islamist Palestine U.S., E.U.
Palestine Liberation Front (PLF) Islamist Palestine U.S.
Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) Islamist Palestine U.S., E.U.
PFLP-General Command (PFLP-GC) Islamist Palestine U.S.
al-Qa’ida Islamist Afghnistan U.S., E.U.
Red Hand Defenders (RHD) Anti-IRA No. Ireland E.U.
Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) Marxist Columbia U.S.
Revolutionary Nuclei (formerly ELA) Marxist Greece U.S., E.U.
Revolutionary Organization 17 November Marxist Columbia U.S., E.U.
Revolutionary People’s Liberation Army/Front (DHKP/C) Marxist Turkey U.S., E.U.
Salafist Group Islamist Lebanon U.S.
Shining Path (Sendero Luminoso, SL) Marxist Peru U.S., E.U.
Ulster Defense Association/Ulster Freedom Fighters Anti-IRA No. Ireland E.U.
United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC) Drugs Columbia U.S., E.U.
21 of 42 total are Islamist = 50%
10 of 42 total are Marxist = 24%


US = U.S. State Dept. (as of October 5, 2001)

EU = European Union Terrorist List (as of May 3, 2002) - http://www.fas.org/irp/world/para/ - http://cain.ulst.ac.uk/othelem/organ/oorgan.htm
13 posted on 11/25/2002 7:54:52 AM PST by polemikos
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To: Dog Gone
"I don't think there's any doubt that muslims are involved in most, they're certainly not involved in Northern Ireland, nor the FARC insurgency in Columbia. The Basques in Spain aren't muslim."

Actually, there are Islamist elements involved in all three, providing training or assistance in some form. The intent being, as I understand it, to create as much instability in the West as possible.
14 posted on 11/25/2002 1:37:12 PM PST by calenel
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To: zapiks44
GOOGLE Search Term "ARMED CONFLICTS"
http://www.google.com/search?q=%22Armed+Conflicts%22&btnG=Google+Search&hl=en&lr=&ie=ISO-8859-1

GOOGLE Search Term: "ISLAMIC FUNDAMENTALISTS"
http://www.google.com/search?q=%22Islamic+Fundamentalists%22&btnG=Google+Search&hl=en&lr=&ie=ISO-8859-1
15 posted on 11/25/2002 1:44:26 PM PST by Cindy
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To: zapiks44
SEPTEMBER 11, 2001: "ATTACK ON AMERICA!"
http://www.truthusa.com/911.html
16 posted on 11/25/2002 1:47:36 PM PST by Cindy
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To: calenel
re post #14. You are right.
17 posted on 11/25/2002 1:51:10 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
"However, in all fairness, only a handful of people representing The Religion of Peace are doing the killing in the U.S."


Note the percentages above. They aren't entirely stupid. Their pattern has been much the same in the last couple of centuries...

1) Infiltrate the culture...but don't assimilate

2) Decry religious intolerance (the U.S. is in this stage)

3) When they have a large enough population, governments are influenced. Armed confrontations begin.

4) When they have a plurality, they institute Muslim law or violent overthrow begins (whichever is easier).

5) If they couldn't institute Muslim law in step 4, they eventually get around to it. At this point, they oppress the religious and ethnic minorities.

Look around the world and see if this pattern isn't repeated...
18 posted on 11/25/2002 4:30:05 PM PST by pgyanke
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Note to last post... the armed confrontations begin in the early stages as they recruit from the "disadvantaged" and imprisoned in society.
19 posted on 11/25/2002 4:31:21 PM PST by pgyanke
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To: pgyanke
I meant to say that only a handful of THOSE people representing The Religion of PeaceTM are doing the killing in America. If the plan of population-and-imposition is being employed here, we could find ourselves shooting at them in acts of self-defense in the future...
20 posted on 11/25/2002 7:10:24 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: thoughtomator
This is just off the top of my head... quite a list it is. It should be obvious to the world that Islam in its current form is incompatible with the survival of humanity.

I doubt that humanity would become extinct. However, I sense that it would become more subjugated, less free...

21 posted on 11/25/2002 7:13:12 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: gorebegone
...add the Miss World Contest.

ROFL ... (may be the most deadly of them all, sadly)

22 posted on 11/26/2002 9:59:33 AM PST by AFPhys
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To: pgyanke; Andy from Beaverton
3) When they have a large enough population, governments are influenced...

I'm somewhat surprised to see from post#8 that France/Germany are only at 4%/3%. It seems that they are at stage 3 in your recipe for success.

23 posted on 11/26/2002 10:10:03 AM PST by AFPhys
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To: AFPhys
That depends on the difficulty in influencing the government. In the case of Germany and France...

Of course, look how we are bending over backwards in our PC toward them and they are only 1.5% of the population.

It may be a model that's been repeated but, like anything else, there are aberrations in the stages.
24 posted on 11/26/2002 11:19:42 AM PST by pgyanke
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To: pgyanke
USA is crazy to allow Muslims into the country. It is just an open invitation for trouble. There is no need to spend a lot of money to set up Homeland Security when we allow every mosque to be a center for terrorism recruiting.
25 posted on 11/26/2002 11:29:48 AM PST by tessalu
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To: thoughtomator
Eritrea/Ethiopia - Muslims vs. ?

The Ethiopians are one the oldest Christian civilizations in the world.
26 posted on 11/26/2002 12:03:03 PM PST by Sparta
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
I disagree. Humanity would become extinct. Societies denied Freedom are subsequently denied the ability to think reason and learn, thus they ALWAYS Die out and go the way of the DoDo...!
27 posted on 11/26/2002 1:05:21 PM PST by Mr. C
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To: Sparta
I'm sure I am preaching to the choir on this one:

It's been Muslims vs. the world since the birth of the religion. No matter where Islam resides it seems that it is always having problems with someone. That's because Islam is a far cry from it being "A Religion of Peace". Even The Prophet himself was always in someone's face, willing to risk it all to gain power. It's sad and a little sick to say but the only guys who had the right idea on how to deal with Islam were the Mongols, and look where they wound up.


28 posted on 11/26/2002 1:46:48 PM PST by Mr. C
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To: Dog Gone
Both FARC and the IRA have collaborated with the PLO in the past.
29 posted on 11/26/2002 2:45:28 PM PST by wideawake
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To: Sparta
There are a significant number of Muslim Eritreans and Somalis among the militias which make up the anti-Ethiopian forces.
30 posted on 11/26/2002 2:47:34 PM PST by wideawake
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To: pgyanke
Gee....you just described Albanians in Kosovo to a tee.....
31 posted on 11/26/2002 6:37:16 PM PST by crazykatz
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To: crazykatz
I know. I was supporting operations in Italy when all of that was going down. We knew what was really going on but the political leaders (namely Clinton and Albright) forced the issue.

Kosovo was the traditional capital province of Serbia. Albanian Muslims (who were on the terrorism list) moved their numbers in over many years and became the majority. They persecuted the minority population of Serbs, prompting a response from the Serbian government. They also sued for autonomy for the region with an eventual goal of annexation by Albania. The end result is that we came to the aid of these thugs in a pure "Wag the Dog" scenario with the political aspirations of Albright thrown in for good measure--she was quoted at the time of considering a run for political office in her native region.

It's their play book and we've been "encouraging" them for years.
32 posted on 11/27/2002 6:25:46 AM PST by pgyanke
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To: Mr. C
The Bible is rarely this harsh. But check out what God said about Ishmael the father of the Arabs, way back in Genesis.

Genesis 16:10 The angel of the LORD also said to her, "I will so greatly multiply your descendants that they cannot be numbered for multitude." 11 And the angel of the LORD said to her, "Behold, you are with child, and shall bear a son; you shall call his name Ish'mael; because the LORD has given heed to your affliction. 12 He shall be a wild ass of a man, his hand against every man and every man's hand against him; and he shall dwell over against all his kinsmen."
33 posted on 11/27/2002 10:11:46 AM PST by DannyTN
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To: calenel
Actually, the IRA used to be funded heavily by the former USSR. Today you see the PLO and Moumar Qadaffi heavily funding them. (The CIA intercepted a 30 million dollar shipment of arms and discovered several more of that magnitude scheduled).

This is nothing new. Marxist organizations are often proxies for Islamic interests since both fight democracies.

Also, the LRA in Uganda was not mentioned on someone's earlier list. This "Lord's Resistance Army" proxies itself as a "Christian" group, but they spend most of their time killing Christians and other non Muslims. On closer examination, you see they are Funded by the Islamic Sudanese government and run by Idi Amin's former minister (another radical Islamist movement that killed over 1,000,000 Christians).

So En Garde. Not everything is face value.

For more on the Libyan connections with the IRA, a site has been set up by families of victims, here: http://www.victims.org.uk/libyanconnection.html


34 posted on 09/28/2003 11:49:58 AM PDT by Koran_98_6
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