Since 9/11 I am aware of several attempts to count the number of people killed by jihad in modern times. It’s an unsettling exercise, for it brings how just how large a threat this is, and how truly global its reach has been.
If your idea of “modern times” includes the early 20th century, then this count must be added in to the total. This is an old article, but it is historically accurate, and I’ll bet you haven’t seen it. It tallies the number of Orthodox Christians killed in jihad in the Ottoman Empire between 1894 and 1923.
The article says, “During 1894-1923 the Ottoman Empire conducted a policy of Genocide of the Christian population living within its extensive territory.” The fact is that these people were considered to have violated the terms of their dhimmi contract, and thus the “protection” of the Islamic state was removed and they were subject to slaughter (as well as exile) on a massive scale.
It is a sobering and useful list to peruse, for it indicates that Islamic radicalism is nothing new in the world. Today’s radicals worldwide have the same beliefs and goals as did the perpetrators of these crimes in the Ottoman Empire. I respectfully refer doubters to an abundance of data illustrating this in Onward Muslim Soldiers.