What is radicalization

Extremism / radicalism

Extreme means the utmost (Latin extremus = the outermost) and denotes an edge area which - albeit fluently - clearly stands out from the average area.
In the political sense, the term extremism Used for political attitudes or attitudes that can be assigned to the outermost edge of a political area of ​​opinion. Ultimately, it is a question of completely questioning the foundations on which the respective political and social coexistence is based. Extremism as a political phenomenon in a person or a group usually goes hand in hand with the total rejection of the prevailing system by this person or group and is often understood as a struggle against the system.
radical comes from Latin radix (root). If someone takes a radical stance, it means first of all that he or she wants to get to the bottom of the problem. This attitude would initially be rather neutral, in which everyday language becomes radicalism but often used in a similar way to extremism. The focus is no longer on “getting to the bottom”, ie actively searching, but rather “tackling the problem by the roots”. Radicalization describes that process in the course of which someone becomes radical, his or her political views and behavior increasingly move towards a marginal area - and can therefore be described as extreme. Radicalization often leads to incitement to bring something to the extreme or to create or want to create extreme conditions.
fanaticism (from Latin fanaticus = divinely inspired) means the obsession with an idea or concept that leads to wanting to convince others of this idea as well.