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Religious peace and conflict


terrorism, abuse, violence,
murder, mass murder, & genocide

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See also two closely related sections which
discuss other, less serious, dark sides of religion:

Religiously motivated hatred, animosity and intolerance

Religiously motivated  conflict, oppression, discrimination, etc.

Quotation (repeated elsewhere on this web site because we are so fond of it):

"A man told his grandson: "A terrible fight is going on inside me -- a fight between two wolves. One is evil, and represents hate, anger, arrogance, intolerance, and superiority . The other is good, and represents joy, peace, love, tolerance, understanding, humility, kindness, empathy, generosity, and compassion. This same fight is going on inside you, inside every other person too."

The grandson then asked: "Which wolf will win?" The old man replied simply:  "The one you feed." - Anon.

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Topics covered in this section:

bulletRoot causes & examples of religiously-motivated violence, conflict, oppression, etc.
bullet A historical overview of religiously-motivated mass murder, genocide, etc
bullet 2015-6: Muslims and Christians cooperating to defeat religiously-inspired terrorism

bullet 2017: Continuing terrorist attacks: Manchester, UK; Charlottesville, VA; Los Vegas, NV; New York, NY

bulletHistorical long-term violence directed at specific groups:
bullet Anti-Judaic and Anti-semitic persecution

bullet The real story of the Witch burning times

bullet Against Native Americans
bullet Milder violence against children in the form of corporal punishment/spanking
bulletReligiously motivated violence in the Bible:
bullet Four major genocides in the Bible ordered or managed by God

bullet Passages advocating violence and genocide in the Bible and other holy texts

bullet Slavery: in the Bible, in the  past & now
bulletRecent religiously motivated violence and terrorism:

star symbol 1998 to now: Worldwide persecution of Christians


star symbolThe ISIS terrorist group (a.k.a. Islamic State, ISIL, Daesh)


star symbol2016-JUN-12: The Orlando, FL mass shooting, at the Pulse LGBT nightclub


star symbol2017-JAN-29: Mass shooting in Quebec mosque shakes Canada: Part 1   Part 2   Part 3   Part 4


star symbol2018-OCT: Three hate crimes with a racial & religious component, in Florida, Kentucky and a a mass killing in a Pittsburgh PA synagogue: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4

bulletRecent examples of religious hatred by followers of Abrahamic religions: Part 1   Part 2

bulletRecent media accounts of individual incidences of intolerance, discrimination, conflict, violence etc.

bullet Genocide & mass crimes against humanity (often motivated by religion)

bulletThe Militia movement and U.S. domestic terrorism

bullet 2001: The 911 terrorist attacks on New York City, Washington DC & Arlington, VA

bullet 1994 to now: The rise in Islamophobia: hate speech and violence against Muslims

bullet 2011: The anti-government, anti-Muslim mass murder in Norway

bulletReligiously based civil unrest and warfare

bullet Conflicts in Kurdistan, Kashmir, Myanmar, & Gaza

bulletConflicts in:
bullet Nazareth in Israel,
bullet Kashmir,
bullet Nigeria,
bullet Philippines,
bullet Yugoslavia-Kosovo,
bullet Yugoslavia-Vojvodia


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bulletSexual and ritual abuse topics:
bulletSexual abuse by clergy

bulletRitual Abuse of children (RA): All aspects; all points of view
bullet Studies of over 35 MVMO (multi-victim multi offender) cases

bullet Satanic/Sadistic Ritual Abuse (SRA): All aspects; all points of view

bullet See additional essays on child sexual abuse

bulletVictims of memories and false allegations of sexual & ritual abuse:
bullet Repressed and Recovered Memory Therapy (RMT)

bullet Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD); Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)

bullet How Children Disclose Sexual Abuse

bullet How Children Disclose Ritual Abuse in Day-Cares, etc.

bullet False Confessions by Adults

bullet Parents Victimized by Children's Protective Services
bulletOther topics relating to violence:
bullet Can religious proselytizing trigger hate crimes?

bullet Religious intolerance, violence etc mentioned in comic strips
bullet An essay donated by James Peter Jandu:"Jungle Justice and Lynch Mob Mentality. Causes and cures."
Examples of institutional violence: (We don't want to give the impression that Canadians extremely violent. We just haven't gotten around to studying institutional violence in the U.S. and elsewhere)

bullet Residential schools for Native students in Canada

bullet The extermination of Canada's Innu people
bulletViolence and murder:
bullet In schools -- generally related to harassment or mental illness, not religious influences

bullet Targeting Christians

bulletAttempted solutions to religious persecution:
bulletBy removing passages from holy books that promote hatred, violence, etc.
bullet A listing of some of the above passages in the Bible

bulletFreedom from Religious Persecution Law

bullet "International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church" Held annually in mid-NOV

bulletThe menorah incident at Billings, MT

bulletOther related menus on this web site: 
bullet Religiously "hot topics" from abortion access to equal rights for homosexuals

bullet Laws related to religion and morality: Church-state separation, Human rights, etc.

Special note for survivors with memories of childhood ritual abuse:

Many tens of thousands of North Americans have recovered memories of Satanic Ritual Abuse (SRA) during therapy sessions or through self-hypnosis -- mainly during the 1980s and early 1990s. Subsequent investigations have shown that such memories were iatrogenic in nature -- created by therapy and unrelated to real events. But, we are trying to locate a person with SRA memories that have always been present since the abuse occurred. If you are one, please send us an Email. We will keep your information in strictest confidence. (We have had this message in place for over two decades (since 1995-AUG) with only one response to date.) found the following books in their inventory that discuss religious violence:

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Copyright © 2001 to 2017 by Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance 
Originally written: 2001
Latest update: 2017-FEB-01
Author: B.A. Robinson

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