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On Fundamentalism

Published on 28 June 2013, by M. Tomazy.
There is no single theory to explain fundamentalism in psychiatry. I personally classify it into primary and secondary. Primary fundamentalism is usually acquired in early adolescence and persisted later on, while secondary fundamentalism is usually acquired later on as a result of sudden shifting of person's belief.

Bigotry, Enthusiasm, Extremism and Radicalism are  being used, sometimes,  to describe the same meaning in common language.

Multifactorial etiology including socio-economic status, surrounding community and person's education play a major role in causing fundamentalism. However, secondary fundamentalism usually occurs as a result of 'Atonement of sins' regarding to religious fundamentalism, in which the person believes that restrict loyalty is a method for atonement of sins, thereafter, he/she usually believes that he/she belongs to the right group and different groups are wrong.

Fundamentalism has many different forms; it might be religious, political, gender(i.e, Sexism), sectarian and ethnic (related to ethnicity). 

Fadhel Shaker as a Case:
Fadhel Shaker, former Lebanese singer. He was one of my favorite singers due to his warm and romantic songs which touch sensation.

I have no idea about his social background, but he shocked public opinion during Syrian crisis, not only because he retired from singing, but also because he converted Wahhabi doctrine and supported extremist Wahhabi cleric who actually a militia leader in Sidon City, Southern Lebanon.

Fadhel Shaker: conversion from a romantic singer into a Wahhabi fighter