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does fundamentalism is merely religious?

Reader comment on item: There Are No Moderates: Dealing with Fundamentalist Islam

Submitted by Shamim Ibn Aziz (Hong Kong), Sep 2, 2006 at 13:16

so far as i know the meaning of fundamentalism is going to basics or back to the basics. today it is viewed that fundamentalism means religious, but it is not true. it has different dimensions.

1.political fundamentalism 2. economic fundamentalism 3. social fundamentaism and 4. religious fundamentalism.

-political fundamentalism is manipulation of election engineering while election process. for example what we have seen the last two elections of United States.
- economic fundamentalism is creating economic gap between the have and have nots, thereby producing a potential conflict group who ultimately will try to revolt against capitalists.
and this is the way we can define social and religious fundamentalism. so as a regular viewer of your site i am requesting you to have focus on all of the dimensions of fundamentalism . if the meaning of fundamentaism is what i stated above and if their basic is glorious or it is ok for mankind, then we should have a dialogue with them . i think it would be better to resolve this issue than merely condemn them without understanding about their ideology/ views. thank you.


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