Fanaticism during Muhammad's life and for some years after his death, joined the Arab nation, called force at battle with the promise of paradise to those who died fighting against the infidels.
Very soon, sooner than any religion, fanaticism was ousted from the Government, as always when a fanatical doctrine governs.
But wars are caused, they exist, and in all fanatic doctrines their leaders, must have done wrong calculations.
Reasons are manifold: pride and vanity, ignorance, contagious excitement.
When a people is kept in a confident ignorance its belief, its bellicose feeling can easily pass by rulers to those who manifests as such.
The hysteria and megalomania do the rest and are very contagious, and governments are not protected by any special immunity.
The attitude of complete obedience imposed to subordinate individuals is the enemy of intelligence, where members of a people must accept a doctrine obviously absurd, even the best become dumb or aloof.
So there will be an intellectual lowering level that quickly become counter-productive.
And here is the time to summarize the situation of fanaticism.
Cohesion requires a faith, a complex of habits, a fundamental feeling, or even better a merge of all three; without something like this the community disintegrates and ends up falling into the hands of a tyrant, who inevitably will be destroyed.
If the world in a near future gives birth to people of fanatics against the democratic peoples, final victory will not go certainly to the first, but to those who support democracy and equality among peoples.
The ultimate power of limit demeaned is that of boredom and disintegration, of attrition and not least the desire for convenience.
"If your knife has a short handle
stretch it with a stick.
Make the drop become Ocean.
A rock, a mountain range
the whole world your master.”
( free movement Sufi Muslim maximum)