Fundamentalism(s): Resources for concerned citizens everywhere
An ongoing compilation about use of religion, culture, ethnicity, nationalism and nativism by fundamentalists and those on the far right
[contains material both in English and French]
Last updated on February 7, 2005 | Maintained by the South Asia Counter Information Project

Reports and analytical material + Legal texts

Religious right fights science for the heart of

-- Suzanne Goldenberg (February 7, 2005)

Obscurant prescriptions
-- Editorial, Dawn (5 February 2005)

Pakistan: MMA . . . seeks law against music, women's photos in ads
-- Waseem Ahmed (4 February 2005)

Where is Malaysia's 'moderate Islam' project going?
Farish A Noor (29 January 2005)

Fundamental union
When it comes to defining family values, conservative Christians and Muslims are united against liberal secularists, writes Brian Whitaker
(January 25, 2005)

How US fundamentalism survived (January 19, 2004)

Bangladesh fatwa over women's swimming (December 2, 2004)

Secularists Be Warned
Christlike Kerry Roams Spiritual Universe

--Lenni Brenner
(November 1, 2004)

The Fight Over Gay Rights
--James Graff
(October 24, 2004)

Follow the Money
--Esther Kaplan (October 14, 2004)

The Crusade Against Evolution
--Evan Ratliff (October 2004)

Peddling the veil
--Razi Azmi (September 16, 2004)

Leaning to the right
July 07 2004

Find faith in diversity
Religion and education don't mix. Denominational schools are simply indoctrinating kids

--David Aaronovitch (June 13, 2004)

'Hinduness' with vengeance: Schools offer Indians way out of poverty, lessons in religious bias
--Jehangir Pocha (April 16, 2004)

Bangladesh: When secular forces pave the fundamentalists' way

-- Shahid Alam (April 13, 2004)

Contre la révision de la loi de 1905
-- Henri Pena-Ruiz (article paru dans Regards sur l'actualite No. 208, fevrier 2004)

Communal Darkness in Shining India
-- Asghar Ali Engineer (Feb 28, 2004)

Pakistan: Ministry of Education-II

--Dr Farrukh Saleem (December 21, 2003)

Pakistan: Ministry of Education-I

--Dr Farrukh Saleem (December 14, 2003)

Art, Music Provoke Islamists on Pakistan Campuses

--Amir Zia (Dec 1, 2003)

Telling the Truth, Facing the Whip

-- Mansour Al Nogaidan (November 28, 2003)

Devoiler Tariq Ramadan
--Benamar Médiène (November 27, 2003)

Economic Distress and Religious Intensity: Evidence from Islamic Resurgence During the Indonesian Financial Crisis
--Daniel L. Chen (November 21, 2003)

The great divide
In NWFP a lot of women are suffering due to an unreasonable ban put by Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) - restricting male doctors and technicians from carrying out ultrasound examinations and using electrocardiographs (ECG) on female patients
-- Mohammed Shehzad (November 11, 2003)

Une altermondialisation égalitaire, féministe et laïque est-elle possible avec Tariq Ramadan ?
-- Collectif féministe pour une altermondialisation laïque (November 2003)

Playing God
--Suzanne Goldenberg (November 4, 2003)

Loi du 9 décembre 1905 - Loi concernant la séparation des Eglises et de l'Etat
France: Le texte de la loi de 1905]

Sporting Heroic Bodies In a Christian Nation-at-War
--Claudia Schippert (Fall 2003)

Entretien avec Chahdortt Djavann
--Par Ilana Moryoussef
(24 Oct. 2003)

Pakistan: Focus on renewed debate over faith-based laws (23 Oct. 2003)

The Evolution of 'Jihad' in Islamist Political Discourse
--Farish A. Noor

Islamic plan unveiled for Malaysia
-- BBC News (12 November, 2003)

Text of 'The Islamic State Document' by the Islamic Party of Malaysia (13 November 2003)

Dress-code gangs beat women
--news report on Zanzibar   (October, 2003)

Religious Revival and the Rise of the New Right
--John Horvath   (August 16, 2003)

A trap for Muslim women in Europe
--Bruce Bawer (June 27, 2003)

Quetta and Surplus Jihadis
-- Dr Farrukh Saleem (July 2003)

Rape and torture empties the villages [in Bangladesh]
-- John Vidal (July 21, 2003)

Evangelicals have become this century's witch burners
--Giles Fraser July 14 2003

Professors fight to keep Swift on syllabus as Pakistan's Islamists target 'vulgar' classics
--Rory McCarthy (July 10 2003)

Une France plurielle... ou éclatée ?
--Un débat entre Elisabeth Badinter et Alain Touraine (June, 19 2003)

Overlooked Danger: The Security and Rights Implications of Hindu Nationalism in India
-- Smita Narula

Pakistan is losing the fight against fundamentalism
-- Isabel Hilton (May 2003)

Religious Violence, Extremism and Fundamentalisms
-- Tape Transcript of Panel at Harvard Divinity Scohool (May 2, 2003)

Hindu and Muslim anger at Valentine's
Religious activists in India and Pakistan protest at Valentine's Day celebrations, saying they are an affront to Hinduism and Islam.
( February 11, 2003)

The Other Face of Fanaticism
--by Pankaj Mishra (2003)

The Political Culture of Fascism
--Jairus Banaji (Sept. 2002)

--Roger Griffin

Hate Speech in Rwanda: The Road to Genocide
--William A. Schabas

British debate deepens on faith-based schools
--Barry James (2002)

An unholy alliance? Racism, religion and communalism
--Arun Kundnani (30 July 2002)

Freedom to hate, freedom to harm
-- Julian Borger (May 29, 2002)

The "Talibanization" of Bangladesh
-- Ruth Baldwin, USA (May 18, 2002)

Religion keeps couples apart
-- Harit Mehta (May 05, 2002)

Religion, as ever, is the poison in India's blood
--Salman Rushdie (March 9, 2002)

'Fascism': An ex-paradigm
-- Roger Griffin

Xenophobia: A Catalyst of Hate Speech in Slovakia and Slovenia
-- Andrej S kolkay

"introduction" in: When Victims Become Killers: Colonialism, Nativism, and the Genocide in Rwanda
-- Mahmood Mamdani (2001)

Cover up or else, Kashmir women told
-- CNN( August 29, 2001)

Between God, Ethnicity, And Country: An Approach To The Study Of Transnational Religion
--Peggy Levitt (July 2001)

Outrage at Taleban's Hindu dress code
-- BBC News (May 2001)

How ethnic is 'ethnic cleansing'?
-- Jack Goody (NLR, January - February 2001)

Money, Sex And God: The Erotic Logic of Religious Nationalism?
--Roger Friedland (2001)

The threat of fascism in Austria'
--Rick Kuhn, Monthly Review 52 (2) June 2000 pp. 21-35

Liberal Face, Hot Heads
The Hindu fundamentalist threat to India is growing
--Sanjay Kapoor (March 2000)

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

Italyís post-fascists bid for respectability
--Paolo Raffone (1998)

Secularism and the construction of Muslimness: a personal account from Algeria

--Mahl (1996)

Birth, nationalism and war
--Stasa Zajovic (1995)

Secularism, Judaism and the Zionist dilemma
--Nira Yuval-Davis. (1992)

Traditionalist' Islamic Activism: Deoband, Tablighis, and Talibs
--Barbara Metcalf

Postmodern Obscurantism and 'The Muslim Question'
--Aziz al Azmeh

Terror in the Name of the Lord"
-- Fredrick Clarkson in Ms Magazine.

The Fundamentalism Project
--Contents of the five volumes of The Fundamentalism Project.

Fascinating Fascism
--Susan Sontag (1975)

Challenging fundamentalist politics (& liberal ideas of accomodation and inclusiveness that give space to fundamentalists)


Communiqué (17.12.03) par Fédération des associations de Culture Berbère de France

A Feminist Analysis of the Genocide in Gujarat
A report by the International Initiative for Justice in Gujarat (December 10, 2003)

Missive missile at Saraswati vandana
(November, 2003)

The dirty D-word
by Kenan Malik

(October 29 2003)

Religious Leader Who Recommend Wife-Beating Sued

Spanish women's groups, concerned about violence against immigrant women, press charges against a Saudi-born imam who wrote a book that they charge condones violence against women. by Jerome Socolovsky (September 2003)

IHEU Opposes Sharia in Pakistan's NWFP
(4 June 2003)

Pour une loi interdisant le port de signes religieux
ou de discrimination à l'école publique

par Catherine Kintzler, Pierre-André Taguieff et. al. (May 2003)

Appel aux citoyens musulmans de France épris de paix, de justice, de liberté et de laïcité
par Mouvement des musulmans laïques de France (May 2003)

We Must Rely on Ourselves, Fight for Abortion Rights, & Stop the Anti-Women Thugs! by Refuse & Resist! (leaflet in PDF)

'Creationism' in schools attacked
Religious fundamentalism should not be allowed to damage science teaching, says the Liberal Democrat education spokesman.
(March 31, 2002)

The Foreign Exchange of Hate
(An investigation into the American funding of Hindutva)
by Sabrang Communications and SACW

Communalism and Religious Fundamentalism in India: A Resource File by Harsh Kapoor [A PDF file]

Against multiculturalism
by Kenan Malik

On Fundamentalism
by Madalyn Murry O'Hair (1986)

Reasons for Opposing Faith-based Schools in the UK

Useful Links:

Catholics For a Free Choice

The See Change Campaign to get the Vatican out of the UN, its a religion not a country

Campaign to to Stop Funding Hate

Awaaz South Asia

Women Living Under Muslim Laws

No To Political Islam


Coordination Feministe Laique

Ni Putes, Ni soumises

Mouvement des Maghrebins Laïques de France

Sketch of a European Charter for the protection of secular rights

--Mouvement "Europe & Laïcité"

Excellent website by secular feminists in France [text in French only]

A website on the Bangladeshi Islamist operation

Ras l'Front!

An Anti Fascist web site

Unite Against Fascism (UK)


With God On Their Side: How Christian Fundamentalists Trampled Science, Policy, and Democracy in George W. Bush's White House
Esther Kaplan

The Anatomy of Fascism
by Robert O. Paxton

Alfred A. Knopf: Random House
Due/Published April 2004, 336 pages, ISBN 1400040949
[Read Book Review by Terry Eagleton]

Preachers of Hate: The Rise of the Far Right
by Angus Roxburgh
320pp, Gibson Square [
Read Book Review by David Lammy]

Citical theory of the Family

by Mark Poster

Khaki shorts and saffron flags: a critique of the Hindu right
by Tapan Basu, Et al.
Orient Longman, Hyderabad 1993

Hitler's priestess: Savitri Devi, the Hindu-Aryan myth, and neo-Nazism.
Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke
New Delhi, India; New York, N.Y., U.S.A.: Oxford University Press, 2000.

Marianne et le Prophète: L'Islam dans la France laïque
by Soheib Bencheikh
Paris: Bernard Grasset, 1998. 282 pp

Mohamed Sifaoui
La France malade de l'islamisme
Menaces terroristes sur l'Hexagone

ISBN n° 2 74910 027 5
Paris: Le cherche midi, 240 pages

Jewish Fundamentalism in Israel
by Israel Shahak and Norton Mezvinsky
London: Pluto Press

Useful Readings on Fascism:

Mussolini 1933 by Diego Rivera

Mass Psychology of Fascism
by Wilhelm Reich

The Authoritarian Personality
by Theodore Adorno

Anti Semitism and Fascist Propaganda
by Theodore Adorno

The Development of Fascism
by Antonio Gramsci (1921)

"Fascism-What it is and How to Fight it.?"
by Leon Trotsky (1930-32)

Italian Life Under Fascism

Forturoff Video Archive for Holocaust testimonies at Yale University

Caprotti on Reich, Re-viewing Fascism: Italian Cinema, 1922-1943 (May 2003)

Fascism and Popular Memory
by Luisa Passerini

Fascism in Spain 1923-1977
by Stanley G. Payne. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1999.

Fascism: Theory and Practice
by Dave Renton Pluto, London 1999

The coming of Austran Fascism
by Kitchen, Martin Croom Helm, London, 1980

Stallbaumer-Beishline on Allen, The Business of Genocide: The SS, Slave Labor, and the Concentration Camps (Jul 2003)

Pink Triangle Pages (Gay and Lesbian experience during WWII)

True catholic womanhood. Gender ideology in Franco's Spain
by Aurora G. Morcillo
Dekalb, Northern Illinois University Press,  2000

How fascism ruled women. Italy, 1922 - 1945
by Victoria De Grazia
University of California Press, 1992

  Le donne nel regime fascista, Venezia,  Marsilio, 1993) 

Mothers in the Fatherland. Women,  the family and Nazi politics
by Claudia Koonz | St. Martin Press, New York, 1986

Physical education and sporting activity for women during the fascist era
by Gigliola Gori | Georg-August-Universität Göttingen (November 2000)

Other releveant readings on fascist ideas elsewhere:

"Intellectuals and Fascism in Early Showa Japan," by Miles Fletche; and "Fascism and the History of Pre-War Japan: The Failure of a Concept" by Peter Duus and Daniel Okimoto. All are in Journal of Asian Studies (Vol. XXXIX, No. 1, Nov. 1979).

Hindutva's Foreign Tie-Ups In The 1930's: Archival Evidence by Marzia Casolari

URLs & Links to some web sites of Fundmentalist and Far Right Groups



Thomas Road Baptist Church
Southern Baptist Convention
Bob Jones University
Bible Believer's Resource Page
Bible Believers' Home Page
Christian Coalition
Gospel Communications Network
David Duke Home Page
Baptists International Network
Inherit the Monkey Trial
(interview with historian Ed Larson book, Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America's Continuing Debate Over Science and Religion, 1997)