The Challenges of Cultural Diversity

The Challenges of Cultural Diversity

Question

What is communalism?

Answer

It is an aggressive extremism based on religious identity. It is an attitude that sees one's own group as the only legitimate or worthy group while other .groups are considered as inferior and illegitimate. Thereofore it is aggressive political ideology linked to religion Eg. Hindus and Muslims fight frequently because each of them thinks their religion is superior to other.This extreme feeling makes them blind to see the reality. It is true that communalists are intensely involved with religion, there is in fact no necessary relationship between personal faith and communalism. It can be stated that a communalist may or may not be a devout person and devout believers may or may not be a communalist. However, all communalists do believe in political identity based on religion.

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