Eugene Delacroix 1847, Attila And His Hordes Overrun Italy
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Search for lists of men who were responsible for the most cruel and savage of murders, who destroyed entire cities to the ground, whose followers raped and pillaged entire countrysides, then on every such list you will find the name of Attila the Hun (ca. 406–453 AD). Although there are no absolutely exact records there is no doubt that one can attribute millions of deaths to this barbarian at a time when the populations of both Roman Empires combined was less than 60 million souls (1). To put it in perspective, if Attila had a stab at cities with today's population numbers, his death count would have exceeded one hundred million.
To take one example of his brutality consider the ancient and prosperous city of Naissus which Attila so completely and utterly destroyed that the bodies of its ravaged citizens clogged the Danube River for many years afterwards (2).
So why am I writing about Attila, when everything about him is already available on the net? As I wrote in my article Genghis Khan Only Killed 40 Million, western news media is not afraid to write the truth about about the savagery of Genghis Khan but cannot find the courage to print the truth about Mohammed, the most rapacious, destructive, murderous, barbaric evil person who ever lived.
So likewise while you will find Attila the Hun on every list of evil men, it is highly unlikely, except on blogs like mine, that you will find on such lists the name of Mohammed, whose followers murdered more people than all the evil conquerors of the world combined.
Tulane University, Early Medieval and Byzantine Civilization
WESTERN ROMAN EMPIRE: 22,000,000
EASTERN ROMAN EMPIRE: 34,000,000
Wikipedia, History of Niš
Though the emperor Julian strengthened the walls, the very prosperity of Naissus made it a target and it was destroyed by Attila in 443. Attila the Hun conquered Naissus with battering rams and rolling towers—military sophistication that was new in the Hun repertory. After the Huns captured the city of Naissus they massacred the inhabitants of the city. Years later, river banks outside the city were still covered with human bones as a reminder of the devastation the Huns had inflicted.