Fanaticism: Quotation For The Day

“Though there are obvious differences between the fanatical Christian, the fanatical Mohammedan, the fanatical nationalists, the fanatical Communist and the fanatical Nazi, it is yet true that the fanaticism which animates them may be viewed and treated as one… However different the holy causes people die for, they perhaps die basically for the same thing.” That’s Eric Hoffer, and his sentiment is worth remembering as we keep viewing images of the massacres in Norway and listen to American politicians who think that Muslim extremism is automatically more repellent than the Christian variety.

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