Blog Posts on Religious Fundamentalist and Extremist Groups
Ryan Putnal, Fall 2015
This blog seeks to explore what fundamentalism and extremism looks in different religions all over the world. It looks at a wide avriety of common religions such as Hinduism, Christianity, Judaism, Islam and Buddhism. I originally started this blog thinking that it would basically just encompass different terrorist groups across the globe, because that is what is most commonly thought of when you think of the word "extremist". Groups like ISIS, Al Qaeda, etc. However as I delved further into fundamentalist groups I gained a new respect for these groups. While they are not exactly revered in today's society, I think it is admirable to have such a strong faith in something that they are different than most other people in the world. I also think it is interesting what lengths people will go to in the name of faith and preserving their religion. It was eye opening to see how strong someone's faith could be, and how many people that faith can affect.