In the past few decades, the concept of fundamentalism has attracted unprecedented attention from academics, government officials, law enforcement agencies, media outlets, and citizens from around the world. The nature of fundamentalism has garnered the term significant negative attention, leading it to be used in an injurious and pejorative manner. In its most basic sense, fundamentalism is a reactionary response by various individuals who seek to preserve their religious values, beliefs, or ideas in the face of the continuing trend toward secularization, modernization, and modernism. It is important to note that while fundamentalism rejects these trends, fundamentalists are consciously aware of their modern surroundings and embrace modern technologies, such as radio, television, blogs, e-mail, and various types of social media. These media conduits allow fundamentalists ...

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