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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

III Annual Reflections on Holocaust & Genocides


Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas - The Foundation for Pluralism, the World Muslim Congress and several participating organizations invite you to III Annual Reflections on Holocaust and Genocides, a purposeful event to create awareness of the inhumanity in all of us, and discover solutions for peaceful co-existence. No community should bear the burden alone, we must be in it together.

This Link: http://holocaustandgenocides.blogspot.com/2009/10/iii-annual-reflections-on-holocaust.html
PDF Poster: http://www.foundationforpluralism.com/Images_HolocaustDay/Holocaust-and-Genocides-Poster_122809-.pdf
JPG Poster: http://www.foundationforpluralism.com/Images_HolocaustDay/Holocaust-and-Genocides-Poster-122809.jpg

WHEN :: 5:00 PM, Sunday, January 24, 2010

WHERE :: Center for Spiritual Living, 4801 Spring Valley, Dallas Texas 75244

WHO :: Individuals from every faith, ethnicity and race as well as leaders from civic, spiritual and business communities. No one is excluded.

COST :: The event is free, the only requirement is a firm confirmation by email to: i.will.attend.holocaust.event@gmail.com

WHAT :: People of every faith, race, ethnicity, culture and background will gather to express our commitment to co-existence, Unity, safety, prosperity and well being of every human being.

Learn about the acts of courage of common people; who dared Nazi pogroms against fellow beings; who defied the acts of Genocides; who survived the massacres; and here at home, how the indigenous Americans have dealt with it.

It is time for us to "act united" and come together from every faith, race, ethnicity, culture and background to express our commitment to co-existence, security and well being of every human being. Let's act like one family.

MISSION: Our Mission is to create awareness of the inhumanity within us and find solutions for sustainable co-existence for a safer and a secure world.

It takes guts to acknowledge that some one from our ethnicity, race, nationality or faith has committed atrocities, but when we do that, it will empower us to be peacemakers. Indeed it will bring peace to all. It is the right thing to do.

We cannot have security and peace when others around us don't. It is in our long term interests and security to abandon "me, me and me" and adapt "we, we and us"

We will do our best to list, recite and acknowledge each Genocide, and request you to take the responsibility to make the list complete. No one’s pain is lesser or greater than the other’s. This program allows us to reflect without blaming, forgiving but not forgetting, empathize without bias and learn to value life, every God given life.

Please remember the event is a reflection on your part as an individual, and peaceful, purposeful change towards making the society a better place.

You have the power to make a difference.

The first step in doing the right thing is, to commit to ourselves as individuals, in our own hearts, minds and souls to say “never again” to any and all atrocities and brutalities towards other human beings at home and abroad. Then we are lining up speakers to share the next steps.

INVITATION :: Your presence is requested to express solidarity with Americans; it is being an American regardless of one’s faith, ethnicity or race. It is about experiencing the sense of unity with fellow Americans with our own uniqueness and re-dedicating our pledge to liberty and justice for one and all.

We are looking for volunteers and sponsors. Details are on the website: http://www.holocaustandgenocides.com/

We prefer contributions of $100/individual, giving every individual a chance to support the event. Sponsorship for the full program is also welcome, at this time the budget is $5000.00. All funding will be accounted on this website.

Your organization can participate as a supporting or a sponsoring organization. All funds received will be listed on the website http://www.holocaustandgenocides.com/

This is an initiative of World Muslim Congress and the Foundation for Pluralism towards creating a better world. The program will be taped in its entirety.

Thank you.

Mike Ghouse, Chair
(214) 325-1916
Reflections on Holocaust and Genocides
email: HolocaustandGenocides@gmail.com
personal email: MikeGhouse@aol.com
Website: http://www.holocaustandgenocides.com/


List of Mass Murderers
Mike Ghouse

These men were solely responsible for the genocides associated with their names. It was their decision that led to Holocaust, Genocides and Massacres.

It takes one to start or to stop these attrocities, had the people surrounding these men stopped them, the world would have been different.

Indeed, we the good people are responsible for these crimes. Some times a simple word "NO" would stop one from doing bad things, perhaps you may have stopped doing a bad thing because someone had said NO. How many times have you walked away doing nothing when some one was mugged, raped, beaten up or abused? Should others do the same to you if you were in that situation?

It was not their religion that caused them to do these evil things, religion is created to wean people away from doing evil things, and we need to hold our eagerness to blame the religion. Religion is not the culprit, it is the messed up individual.

The least you can do is speak up, write up or discourage one from saying ill things about others. If you are a Palestinian, stop some one from denigrating Jews, and if you are a Jew, don't enjoy some one bashing a Palestinian, stop them. Are we honest enough?

We have to become the mitigaters of conflicts and nurturers of goodwill.

Mike Ghouse

I would welcome any verification on this,

I would like to add all the verifiable mass killings (between 1900-2010), I know there are several major items missing here, when you send the info or when I get the time, I will update it. For example off the bat; The Jalianwala Massacre in 1919, the Sikh Massacre in Delhi, the Gujarnt Massacre in 2002, Sabra and Shatila, Congo....
  1. Mao Ze-Dong (China, 1958-61 and 1966-69, Tibet 1949-50) 49-78,000,000
  2. Jozef Stalin (USSR, 1932-39) 23,000,000 (the purges plus Ukraine's famine)
  3. Adolf Hitler (Germany, 1939-1945) 12,000,000 (concentration camps and civilians WWII)
  4. Hideki Tojo (Japan, 1941-44) 5,000,000 (civilians in WWII)
  5. Ismail Enver (Turkey, 1915-20) 1,200,000 Armenians (1915) + 350,000 Greek Pontians and 480,000 Anatolian Greeks (1916-22) + 500,000 Assyrians (1915-20)
  6. Pol Pot (Cambodia, 1975-79) 1,700,000
  7. Kim Il Sung (North Korea, 1948-94) 1.6 million (purges and concentration camps)
  8. Menghistu (Ethiopia, 1975-78) 1,500,000
  9. Yakubu Gowon (Biafra, 1967-1970) 1,000,000
  10. Leonid Brezhnev (Afghanistan, 1979-1982) 900,000
  11. Jean Kambanda (Rwanda, 1994) 800,000
  12. Suharto (East Timor, West Papua, Communists, 1966-98) 800,000
  13. Saddam Hussein (Iran 1980-1990 and Kurdistan 1987-88) 600,000
  14. Tito (Yugoslavia, 1945-1987) 570,000
  15. Fumimaro Konoe (Japan, 1937-39) 500,000? (Chinese civilians)
  16. Jonas Savimbi (Angola, 1975-2002) 400,000
  17. Mullah Omar - Taliban (Afghanistan, 1986-2001) 400,000
  18. Idi Amin (Uganda, 1969-1979) 300,000
  19. Yahya Khan (Pakistan, 1970-71) 300,000 (Bangladesh)
  20. Benito Mussolini (Ethiopia, 1936; Libya, 1934-45; Yugoslavia, WWII) 300,000
  21. Mobutu Sese Seko (Zaire, 1965-97) ?
  22. Indian Mobs with Govt. complicity - Sikh Massacre November 1984 (2,135)
  23. Charles Taylor (Liberia, 1989-1996) 220,000
  24. Foday Sankoh (Sierra Leone, 1991-2000) 200,000
  25. Slobodan Milosevic (Yugoslavia, 1992-96) 180,000
  26. Michel Micombero (Burundi, 1972) 150,000
  27. Hassan Turabi (Sudan, 1989-1999) 100,000
  28. Jean-Bedel Bokassa (Centrafrica, 1966-79) ?
  29. Richard Nixon (Vietnam, 1969-1974) 70,000 (vietnamese civilians)
  30. Efrain Rios Montt (Guatemala, 1982-83) 70,000
  31. Papa Doc Duvalier (Haiti, 1957-71) 60,000
  32. Hissene Habre (Chad, 1982-1990) 40,000
  33. Chiang Kai-shek (Taiwan, 1947) 30,000 (popular uprising)
  34. Vladimir Ilich Lenin (USSR, 1917-20) 30,000 (dissidents executed)
  35. Francisco Franco (Spain) 30,000 (dissidents executed after the civil war)
  36. Fidel Castro (Cuba, 1959-1999) 30,000
  37. Lyndon Johnson (Vietnam, 1963-1968) 30,000
  38. Hafez Al-Assad (Syria, 1980-2000) 25,000
  39. Khomeini (Iran, 1979-89) 20,000
  40. Robert Mugabe (Zimbabwe, 1982-87, Ndebele minority) 20,000
  41. Rafael Videla (Argentina, 1976-83) 13,000
  42. Guy Mollet (France, 1956-1957) 10,000 (war in Algeria)
  43. Paul Koroma (Sierra Leone, 1997) 6,000
  44. Osama Bin Laden (worldwide, 1993-2001) 3,500
  45. Augusto Pinochet (Chile, 1973) 3,000
  46. Al Zarqawi (Iraq, 2004-06) 2,000
  47. Osama Bin Laden,Twin Towers - 3000 - September 11,2001
  48. George Bush, Iraq
  49. George Bush, Afghanistan
(Note: the crimes committed by right-wing dictators have always been easier to track down than the crimes against humanity committed by communist leaders, so the figures for communist leaders like Stalin and Mao increase almost yearly as new secret documents become available. To this day, the Chinese government has not yet disclosed how many people were executed by Mao's red guards during the Cultural Revolution and how many people were killed in Tibet during the Chinese invasion of 1950. We also don't know how many dissidents have been killed by order of Kim Il Sung in North Korea, although presumably many thousands). Main sources:

* Charny (1988) Genocide: A Critical Bibliographic Review
* Stephane Courtois: Black Book on Communism (1995)
* Matthews: Guiness Book of Records (2000)
* Clodfelter: Warfare and Armed Conflicts (1992)
* Elliot: Twentieth Century Book of the Dead (1972)
* Bouthoul : A List of the 366 Major Armed Conflicts of the period 1740-1974, Peace Research (1978)
* R.J. Rummel: Death by Government - Genocide and Mass Murder (1994)
* Matt White's website
* Several general textbooks of 20th century history