By : Harun Yahya
Communism has never led to anything other than killing, destruction and suffering.
Tens of millions of people have been deprived of basic rights and freedoms by communist regimes, forced to migrate, subjected to systematic famine and worked to death like slaves in labor camps. Millions of people have also been the targets of shootings by communist guerrilla groups and terror organizations or else have lived in fear of being so targeted.
YOU ARE NOW ABOUT TO SEE a few examples of the savagery inflicted by communist ideology, which attaches no value to human beings as it regards them as a kind of animal;
– Many people were sent to concentrations camps known as ‘Gulags’ in the time of the Soviet dictator Stalin, where they were worked to death under extremely harsh conditions. Most people never left the camps alive. MILLIONS OF WORKERS AND PEASANTS WHO REVOLTED AGAINST THE BOLSHEVIK REGIME BETWEEN 1918 AND 1953 WERE SLAUGHTERED.
– Stalin established “requisitioning detachments” that would confiscate peasants’ harvests by force. As a result, SIX MILLION PEOPLE DIED OF FAMINE IN THE MOST HORRIBLE MANNER. At the same time, hundreds of thousands of tons of cereals were actually exported to prevent other countries becoming aware of this evil.
– In Stalin’s time it was a serious crime to sell grain on the market, have an employee to help with the harvest or even possess two samovars. Peasants were arrested on the pretext that they had “taken part in commerce,” when they had sold something of their own making.
– Famine caused the deaths of six million men, women, children, old people and infants in Stalin’s time, not because Soviet farms produced insufficient grain, but because the Communist party wanted this man-made famine to happen. In other words, it was mass murder.
– The communist LENIN SEIZED ALL THE PEASANT’S PRODUCTS AND SEEDS AND ABANDONED 29 MILLION PEOPLE TO STARVE TO DEATH BETWEEN 1921 TO 1922. FIVE MILLION OF THESE PEOPLE DIED OF FAMINE AFTER LONG SUFFERING.
– The real reason why Lenin rounded up the peasants’ harvest and deliberately inflicted famine on people was in order to weaken people’s faith in God by inflicting psychological damage on them and to initiate an anti-religious movement.
– Following the Red Army’s invasion of Afghanistan it employed the most despicable methods against Muslims; they made mines that resembled toys so that Afghan children would pick them up. Captured religious fighters were horribly tortured and the civilian population was shelled without the slightest compunction.
– Mao seized power in China with a communist revolution in 1949 and instituted a program known as the ‘Great Leap Forward’ in the mid-1950s. As with the Soviets, that project also inflicted famine and misery on the people.
– The famine across China in 1958-1961 caused by Mao’s Great Leap Forward is regarded as the worst and deadliest famine ever. Up to 40 million people died. That is the equivalent of the entire population of Turkey at that time.
– Prisoners in Mao’s time were forced to work in mines, where 300 people a day would die. PRISONERS WERE BURIED ALIVE, HUMILIATED AND SUBJECTED TO THE MOST HORRIBLE MALTREATMENT.
– Mao later initiated the Cultural Revolution ostensibly so that the people would understand communism better. Thousands of senior bureaucrats, university teachers, scientists and intellectuals were later rounded up and executed after being tortured for ‘opposition to communism.’
– MAO’S RED GUARDS ARRESTED TENS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE, TORTURED AND EXECUTED THEM SOLELY FOR LISTENING TO MUSIC, HAVING A PET ANIMAL OR ENGAGING IN WORSHIP.
– Between six and ten million people were killed under Mao’s directives, and another 20 million ‘counter-revolutionaries’ spent much of their lives in prison.
– Following Mao’s seizure of power, a systematic genocide began being employed against the Uighur Turks of East Turkestan.
– Uighur Turks were forbidden by the Chinese communists to PERFORM THEIR RELIGIOUS OBSERVANCES, SCHOOLS AND PLACES OF WORSHIP WERE CLOSED, CLERGY IN MANY AREAS WERE ARRESTED AND A GREAT MANY OF THESE WERE MARTYRED.
– China carried out nuclear tests in the Autonomous Uighur region, taking no safety precautions whatsoever. Numerous nuclear tests have been carried out in the region since 1964, as a result of which there has been a massive jump in cancer rates among the Uighur Turks and many babies have been born dead or crippled.
– 2.8 MILLION MUSLIM UIGHUR TURKS WERE MARTYRED BY THE CHINESE IN VARIOUS WAYS IN 1949-1952, 3.5 MILLION IN 1952-1957, 6.7 MILLION IN 1958-1960 AND 13 MILLION IN 1961-1965.
– Muslim Uighurs in East Turkestan were forbidden to have more than one child, and those who disobeyed saw their children murdered by the communists, even if they were just babies.
– Between 1975 and 1979 the communist Khmer Rouge turned the rice paddies of Cambodia into ‘killing fields.’ Three million of the country’s total nine million population were either shot, hacked to pieces, suffocated with bags over their heads or left to starve.
– A deliberate famine was also set in motion by the communist regime in Cambodia. Despite people starving to death in the country, only one-fifth of its arable land was permitted to be used for agriculture.
– UNDER THE REGIME OF THE COMMUNIST HO CHI MINH, 40,000 PEOPLE WERE PACKED INTO SPACES INTENDED FOR 8,000 IN THE PRISONS BETWEEN 1975 AND 1977. PRISONERS EITHER STARVED, SUFFOCATED, WERE TORTURED TO DEATH OR KILLED THEMSELVES.
These are some of the ruthless practices of communism.
Those who seek social justice can never find it in communism because social justice within communism means misery and poverty. The social justice that is sought can only be a reality under the moral values of the Qur’an, not under ideologies that have slaughtered millions.
The writer has authored more than 300 books translated in 73 languages on politics, religion and science.
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