It seems to me that there are cultures, mostly in the East, where fanaticism is a good deal more prevalent, than in the West. It would be peculiar if this were not so, because to the stronger hold that religious fervor has in the West.
I think you meant to say, "because of the stronger hold that religious fervor has in the East
But on that note, wouldn't you consider the rampant Jesus camps we have here in the West to be "religious fervor"? I would. 4-10 year olds round up and preached at for weeks on end, told what to think, how to act, what to believe. Not to mention, these young children (without the ability to rationalize any of this at the time being) are threatened by the horror of "Hell" and the fear they'll lose control to the "Devil". It's just as disturbing to me as those suicide bombers.
Surely we're not the only ones guilty of assimilating religious fanatics.
Disclaimer: I understand not every Westerner supports this, obviously. But, from my experience, the majority does turn a blind eye.