Recent events, particularly those involving the Rohingya in Burma and the role of nuns in Theravāda Buddhism, raise the question as to what constitutes Buddhist fundamentalism, and whether and how it might be different from its Western counterpart. We will look at the issue in a broad overview.
For further reading please see my earlier essay On Buddhist Violence .
Also see Justin Whitaker’s recent essay: Revisiting the Crisis in Burma and Buddhism’s Role in it.
For a detailed discussion of the problem of nuns (bhikkhuni) in Theravāda Buddhism see this thread at Sutta Central.