Top Ten Atrocities Committed In the Name of Religion

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21 Abortion clinic bombings (Christianity)
22 India and Pakistan Partition (Hindu & Muslims) 1947
23 Anabaptists (Christianity)

The Anabaptists, communal "rebaptizers," were slaughtered by both Catholic and Protestant authorities. In Munster, Germany, Anabaptists took control of the city, drove out the clergymen, and proclaimed a New Zion. The bishop of Munster began an armed siege. While the townspeople starved, the Anabaptist leader proclaimed himself king and executed dissenters. When Munster finally fell, the chief Anabaptists were tortured to death with red-hot pincers and their bodies hung in iron cages from a church steeple.

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24 2009 Fort Hood Shooting (Islam)
25 Indian Rebellion of 1857 (Christianity) V 1 Comment
26 7/7/2005 (Islam)
27 Death of Elyse Pahler (Satanism)

You should definitely look this one up. It is so damn creepy.

28 Satanic Sacrifices (Satanism)

There never really was any satanism around the modern period. But back then? Yeah probably - SirSkeletorThe3rd

29 Mistreatment of Women (Islam)
30 Mahmud of Ghazni, the slaughter at the Temple of Somnath (Islam)

Mahmud of Ghazni faithfully followed the Qur'anic directive to kill the idolators wherever they could be found. Slaughter's 50,00 Hindus at the temple of Somnath.

31 Cossack Massacres (Orthodox Christianity)

Ukrainian Bogdan Chmielnicki was a Cossack Cromwell. He wore the banner of Eastern Orthodoxy in a holy war against Jews and Polish Catholics. More than 100,000 were killed in the 17th-century.

32 Nic Diederichs Technical High School Slashing (Satanism)
33 Murder of David Gunn (Christianity)

David Gunn was a doctor who chose to do OB/GYN and abortion services in rural America.

He was murdered by anti-abortionist Michael F. Griffin whom The New York Times described him as "a fundamentalist Christian and a loner with a bad temper". Griffin originally claimed to be acting "for God"; his attorneys would later assert on his behalf that he had been "brainwashed" by another anti-abortion activist, John Burt.

This whole event inspired musician Marilyn Manson to write the song Get Your Gunn. Manson described Gunn's murder as "the ultimate hypocrisy I witnessed growing up: that these people killed someone in the name of being 'pro-life'."

34 Murder of John Britton (Christianity)
35 Gujarat Riots (Hinduism)

In Gujarat riots Hindu people and some political leaders plan the riot against Muslims. This riots killed more than 5000 Muslims.The property of Muslims were brutally destroyed, girls and women were raped. I think it should be rank 2nd after crusade because it was plan and done by common Hindus and it shows directly their mindset...where as 9/11 was political and plan by few people who were the previously raise and funded by US itself...And I don't think that it was the intention of Muslims.

36 26/11/2008 (Islam)
37 David Berkowitz Murders (Satanism)

He believed that his neighbor's dog was possessed by the devil, which inspired him to commit the murders.

38 Aztec Sacrifices (Aztec)
39 Pure Satanic Black Metal Bands (Satanism)

There is no satanism in Black Metal, they have Satanic imagery and lyrics but the band members themselves are not satanists - SirSkeletorThe3rd

I just think it gives Metal an even more bad name.

40 Massacre at Awatovi (Traditional Hopi Ceremonialism)
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