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Other Fundamentalisms


We hear a lot in the media (especially since September 11) about the threat of Islamic fundamentalism. Sometimes one gets the impression that this is the only kind of fundamentalism there is, or the only kind that may influence the policies of other countries. Neither of these is true.

This page focuses on Jewish fundamentalism, and the role it plays in Israeli policy, and on Hindu fundamentalism, and the role it plays in India's policy. I have singled out these two countries because their policies affect the Muslim world; I am not aware that Buddhist fundamentalism either is a major factor or that it affects the Muslim world.

I do have a page elsewhere on Christian fundamentalism in the U.S., which is a related issue.


Jewish Fundamentalism and Israel

'Who is a Jew' Matters in Israel, by Sheldon L. Richman

A Review of 'Jewish Fundamentalism in Israel', by Allan C. Brownfeld

Beware the Red Heifer, by Justin Raimondo

Extremism in Israel Is Fueled by a Growing Ultra-Orthodox Movement in the U.S., by Allan C. Brownfeld

Growing Intolerance Threatens the Humane Jewish Tradition, by Allan C. Brownfeld

Growth of Religious Extremism in Israel Threatens The Peace Process, by Allan C. Brownfeld

Is Israel Prepared to Confront Increasingly Widespread Jewish Intolerance?, by Allan C. Brownfeld

Israel: A Sharply Divided Society on the Brink of a Cultural Civil War, by Allan C. Brownfeld

Israeli Religious Establishment Threatens Peace Agreement, by Grace Halsell

Israeli Religious Intolerance and Rejection of the Peace Process Alienating Majority of American Jews, by Allan C. Brownfeld

Mirror-Image Jewish and Islamic Religious Extremists Threaten Israel's Movement Toward Peace, by Allan C. Brownfeld

Non-Jewish Immigrants Forcing Israel to Choose Between Being a "Jewish" State and a Democracy, by Allan C. Brownfeld

Right-Wing Extremists Endanger Israel and the Jews, by Rachelle Marshall

Taliban Jews: Some Extremists are More Equal Than Others, by Tim Wise

The Full Monty: An Examination of the views of a Zionist leader, by Gabriel Ash

The Lieberman Candidacy, the Mideast and Unanswered Questions About American Jewish Identity, by Allan C. Brownfeld

Wide-ranging Implications of the Growing Power of Religious Orthodoxy in Israel, by Dr. Edna Homa Hunt


Hindu Fundamentalism and India

BJP's Cynical Exploitation of the Indian People, by Ravi Karishna

Debunking Hindutva's Myths, by P.R. Ram

Eight Year Old Boy Sacrificed by Hindu Temple Priest, by the Times of India

Fasten Your Seatbelts: India May Be Leading Us on the Path to Destruction, by Justin Raimondo

Genocide in Gujurat, by Martha C. Nussbaum

Hindu Fundamentalist Attacks on Christians in India on the Rise, by Freedom House

Hindu Fundamentalists Want Christians out of India, by Siddharth Varadarajan

Hindu Militants Seek Muslim-free India, by the Observer

Hindu Nationalists 'Tampering' with History Curriculum, by Anto Akkara

Hindu Nationalists Allege a 'Christian Conspiracy', by Surinder Majhi

Hindu Nationalists Plan Violence Against Religious Minorities in India, by various newswires

Hindutva Offensive Social Roots: Characterisation, by R.R. Puniyani

Hindutva: Hindu Nationalism, by Biju Mathew

In the Belly of the Beast: The Hindu Supremacist RSS and BJP of India, An Insider's story, by Partha Banerjee

In the Shadow of Shiva, by Justin Raimondo

India's Amen Corner, by Justin Raimondo

India's Anti-Americanism and Oppression, by Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart

India's Hidden Apartheid, by Eric Margolis

India's Terrorist Minister, by Justin Raimondo

Is Hindutva Fascist?, by Biju Mathew

Is Indian History Being 'Saffronised' by the Ruling BJP?, by the Indian Express

Jan Sangh: The BJP's Predecessor, by Bipan Chandra

Oppression in India, by Gurmit Singh Aulakh, Sikh activist

Persecution of Christians on Rise in India, by George Thomas

Riding the Tiger in India, by Niranjan Ramakrishnan

The Fiery Rise of Hindu Fundamentalism, by Michael Fischer

The Hindu Nationalist Who Killed Gandhi, by John F. Burns

The Institutions that Make up Hindutva, by Biju Mathew

The Other Face of Fanaticism, by Pankaj Mishra

The Rising Threat of Hindu Extremism, by H.D.S. Greenway

The Saffron Dollar, by Biju Mathew and Vijay Prashad

U.S. rights report slams India for anti-Christian violence, by Chidanand Rajghatta