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Quote imran1976 Replybullet Posted: 20 March 2005 at 9:41pm

Originally posted by Israfil

Obviously these two do not understand the definition of fundementalism and Extremism seeing how these two definitions are unrelated to religion. I would normally put my two cents in to make a quarter but this forum is not worth a dime! :)

Okay Mr.Israfil can u make me understand what's the definition of both????????

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Quote Israfil Replybullet Posted: 22 March 2005 at 7:00pm
Here is my reply:

One entry found for fundamentalism.

Main Entry:     fun·da·men·tal·ism
Pronunciation:     -t&l-"i-z&m
Function:     noun
1 a often capitalized : a movement in 20th century
Protestantism emphasizing the literally interpreted Bible as
fundamental to Christian life and teaching b : the beliefs of this
movement c : adherence to such beliefs
2 : a movement or attitude stressing strict and literal adherence
to a set of basic principles
- fun·da·men·tal·ist /-t&l-ist/ noun
- fundamentalist or fun·da·men·tal·is·tic /-"men-t&l-'is-tik/

Main Entry:     ex·trem·ism
Pronunciation:     ik-'strE-"mi-z&m
Function:     noun
1 : the quality or state of being extreme
2 : advocacy of extreme political measures : RADICALISM
- ex·trem·ist /-mist/ noun or adjective

These are the differences. they have no imlication on Islam
these are both two separate ways of thought and interpretation
on a specific belief. So here is my answer
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Quote fezziwig Replybullet Posted: 23 March 2005 at 7:29am

As Israfil points out, in the US fundamentalism refers to a christian belief that the bible is literally correct in every word. I might point out that US fundamentalists believe this even tho few if any read the Greek that the bible was written in, let alone the 2000 year old Greek whose literalness may be different. I might also point out that US fundamentalists draw some very extraordinary conclusions from these words, conclusions that astound many other people. A popular conclusion is that the world will end soon: in our lifetimes! But I've been hearing this for 60 years so it no longer frightens me.

In France people often mention 'fundamentalists' when speaking about the (mostly Algerian) muslims living there who are responsible for bomb threats, etc. The common French seem not to like muslims at all, but only ascribe criminality to 'fundamentalists'.



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