must be kidding.
How exactly did communists kill in the name
of atheism? Communists killed in the name of... communism. An ideology based on a dogma that involved elements of anti-clericalism.
I love how atheists want to have their cake and eat it.
A. Were they atheists?
B. did they kill millions?
The moronic Dawkins and Harris argument that. " we're nice atheists, they, mean evil people, they not atheists like us atheist" holds as much weight as hitchens liver.
Al Qaeda are a bunch of sick fucks who have taken religion hostage and use it to promote their anarchy, they are no different to Stalin. Islamist a religion of over a billion, I'd be surprised if al Qaeda makes up 100 000, that's less than 1% and so it really is a cult. If it ever gained any popularity it would have been because of American imperialism and mass killing in those petroleum wars.
When atheist Stalin was killing millions in the gulags just as china do today, they had mass support, and a populace that thought it was the right thing to do.