Monday, February 04, 2008

2,996

14 comments:

Dan Edge said...

I didn't understand the "2996" title until I opened the file and saw the full size picture. Very provocative. Another good one, Bosch.

--Dan Edge

Bosch Fawstin said...

Appreciate that, Dan, good to see you here.

Godfrey of Utah said...
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Godfrey of Utah said...

I have good eyesight, so I understood the title of this work the moment I saw it. Very well done Bosch.

P.S.
When do you expect "The Infidel" to come out? I am so excited!

Bosch Fawstin said...

Godfrey of Utah,

Thank You. The Infidel was to be a punch of a book that I intended to have ready by late 2005 as a visceral response to 9/11. It has since taken on a life of it's own and has grown into something far different and bigger than I ever intended. It's become such an organic project that the Pigman aspect of the story, at first concieved as a background inciting incident that gets his creator in hot water, has become a book of its own. So I've got two stories to tell which has essentially made the book two times as big.
Look out for a blog notice on ordering the first chapter by March.

phuckie slum said...

Excellent stuff as usual Bosch.
I immediately spotted the idea behind the 2996.

It's very heartwarming and moving.

Bosch Fawstin said...

Thank you, my friend.

jon_stewart said...

I don't see why people think 9/11 was a big deal. It was a one-time event and is better handled through the criminal courts than by declaring war on an innocent group of people because of a few bad apples.

Gotta go, my master SuperJihad just took the gimp mask out of the dryer.

John C said...

Riot, riot--that whole submission shtick of yours is a riot, Liebowicz.

Mike Thompson said...

Amazing image, Bosch. If there were ever a reason for The Infidel project, this would be it.

Bosch Fawstin said...

Mike,

That's right, it's 2,996 Individual reasons, for Starters.

Mike Thompson said...

So true. Just looking at TheReligionofPeace.com's counter of terrorist acts committed since 9/11 really rams home the point that we have effectively done little to stop this global threat.

Jauhara said...

Wow. You are a master of brutal understatement my friend. I can understand why the Ikhwan aren't happy with you.

Bosch Fawstin said...

Understatement indeed, considering the below estimate of how many human beings have been murdered in the name of Islam these past 1,400 years. From an interview with Bill Warner of the Center for the Study of Political Islam at Front Page Magazine:


FP: You refer to 270 million deaths at the hands of Political Islam. Can you shed light on that figure?

Warner: The figure of 270 million is a rough estimate of the death of non-Muslims by the political act of jihad. It is calculated as such:

Africans


Thomas Sowell estimates that eleven million slaves were shipped across the Atlantic and fourteen million were sent to the Islamic nations of North Africa and the Middle East. [1] David Livingstone estimated that for every slave who reached the plantation, five others died by being killed in the raid or died on the forced march from illness and privation. [2] So, for 25 million slaves delivered to the market, we have the collateral death of about 120 million people. Muslims ran all the wholesale slave trade in Africa. Death toll: 120 million Africans

Christians

The number of Christians martyred by Islam is nine million.[3] A rough estimate by Raphael Moore in History of Asia Minor is that another fifty million died in wars by jihad. So to account for the one million African Christians killed in the 20th century we have: 60 million Christians

Hindus

Koenard Elst in Negationism in India [4] gives an estimate of eighty million Hindus killed in the total jihad against India. The country of India today is only half the size of ancient India, due to jihad. Death toll: 80 million Hindus


Buddhists

Jihad killed the Buddhists in Turkey, Afghanistan, along the Silk Route, and in India. The total is roughly ten million. [5] Death toll: 10 million Buddhists

Jews

The jihad in Arabia was 100 percent effective but the numbers were in the thousands, not millions. After that the Jews submitted and became the dhimmis (servants and second class citizens) of Islam and did not have geographic political power.

This gives a rough estimate of 270 million killed by jihad.