Extremism Quotes

Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Extremism Quotes from famous authors such as David Eagleman, George W. Romney, Hillary Clinton, Vicente del Bosque, Paul Samuelson. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!

I think the first decade of this century is going to be remembered as a time of extremism.
David Eagleman
Extremism in defense of liberty is not a vice, but I denounce political extremism, of the left or the right, based on duplicity, falsehood, fear, violence and threats when they endanger liberty.
George W. Romney
Let’s not leave an educational vacuum to be filled by religious extremists who go to families who have no other option and offer meals, housing and some form of education. If we are going to combat extremism then we must educate those very same children.
Hillary Clinton
We are in a world that is quite extremist and extremism makes more noise. Normality does not sell.
Vicente del Bosque
The Keynesian idea is once again accepted that fiscal policy and deficit spending has a major role to play in guiding a market economy. I wish Friedman were still alive so he could witness how his extremism led to the defeat of his own ideas.
Paul Samuelson
We have learned – or at least we should have – that seeing Islamist extremism purely as a reaction to what we do is fundamentally mistaken. Indeed that view – Western centric as it is – belittles the threat we face. It implies we can somehow opt out of this fight, that if we hide maybe they will leave us alone.
Liz Kendall
What we have seen with Islamist extremism, whether it is in Mali or Somalia or Afghanistan, is that the disease is not necessarily the individual country. The disease is the Islamist extremism, and that’s what we have to fight; that’s the narrative that we have to beat.
David Cameron
Domestic violent extremism is not a threat limited to any single law enforcement agency.
Alex Padilla
Certainly, the JCPOA was not a perfect agreement. It did not deal with the threat from Iranian missiles, or their support for violent extremism. And it contains a ‘sunset clause,’ meaning it expires after a decade. But it was accomplishing the one goal it set out to achieve: stopping Iran from developing nuclear weapons.
Joe Sestak
Through adopting radical extremism, some young men who previously felt humiliated and emasculated by their peers can now feel powerful and intimidating – and gain status, attention from young women, and the comradeship and solidarity of other young men like themselves.
Deeyah Khan
Many young Muslims see no opportunities for themselves and do not feel they have control over their lives or a stake in their nation’s future. Such pessimism leads to disengagement. We risk losing a generation of young Muslims to apathy and extremism.
Najib Razak
People of our State know the commitment and sincerity with which my Government deals with issues concerning the State, including Left wing extremism.
Naveen Patnaik
While we use American power to fight hard for democracy against extremism on both left and right, our critics seem suspicious of any assertion of United States power or influence against any government or group that claims to be on the left.
Elliott Abrams
I’ve done a fair bit of work in the dramatic space researching extremism and how it operates and it gets inside your head and how people get radicalized by it. It’s a very slippery slope.
Kari Skogland
Radicalisation or the risk of children being drawn into non violent extremism is a very real threat in this country.
Nicky Morgan
We cannot hope to effectively counter extremism if we just focus on schools, universities and prisons: we need to take this online as well.
Maajid Nawaz
You know, when we get to a point in this country where dissent is extremism, we’ve turned, I think, a very dark page in our history. And I don’t want us to go there. I encourage Americans and I’m – right now, to go to these town hall meetings, to – to talk to your Congressmen, the people that you elected.
Michael Steele
Most governments are pragmatic, most people are logical. There are pockets of extremism in Israel, in the U.S. and in the Muslim world. But we have to fight them with reason, with logic and with compassion.
Al-Waleed bin Talal
Sufis were always spreading love with their music, and if some kind of extremism is a threat to it, it is a threat to all humanity.
Adnan Sami
I knew that extremism in Luton was a really important issue to try and cover, even though it could be very awkward for me at times!
Stacey Dooley
Extremism is a complicated issue, but without addressing how it appeals to men and boys, we may be missing an important motivation and a way to address the problems in our towns and cities.
Deeyah Khan
Saudi Arabia has supported Wahhabi madrasas in poor countries in Africa and Asia, exporting extremism and intolerance. Saudi Arabia also exports instability with its brutal war in Yemen, intended to check what it sees as Iranian influence.
Nicholas Kristof
We know that the most dangerous places in the world are more often than not the most dangerous places for women, where women are denied their rights and oppressed. These are the places that are unstable and where extremism often takes hold.
Melanne Verveer
The Internet creates more space for extremism, and the echo chamber effect accelerates the process.
Brian Stelter
When listening to politicians, distinguish certain words. Look out for the expansive use of ‘terrorism’ and ‘extremism.’ Be alive to the fatal notions of ‘exception’ and ’emergency.’ Be angry about the treacherous use of patriotic vocabulary.
Timothy D. Snyder
Religiosity is suffocating in Pakistan. It invariably stokes the fire in driving society to religious extremism.
Asma Jahangir
We have a rise of extremism because we need to give a sense that we are targeting some of the deeper problems in Greece, the injustices.
George Papandreou
On YouTube, there’s a right-wing extremism funnel. You start by watching a college student ranting about how dumb feminism is. It’s wrong, but it’s not especially sinister. And then, three suggested videos later, you’re hearing about why we need a white ethno-state to save the race from a third-world invasion.
Assad’s brutality has nurtured extremism and been its main recruiting sergeant.
Jo Cox
I am concerned about any form of violent extremism.
Chad Wolf
Right-wing extremism is all about patience. That is, until it makes its move, and then it is sudden and explosive.
Steven Weber
Being a longstanding partner of the Arab world, we in India are also deeply concerned with the rise of fanaticism, extremism, and terrorism in parts of the region.
Sushma Swaraj
I oppose the spending of trillions in Iraq and Afghanistan, I strongly oppose Islamic extremism but don’t believe that sending troops to die in two unwinnable wars makes sense.
Roger Stone
Terrorism and religious extremism are huge challenges. They go hand in glove.
Asma Jahangir
I do not understand how people can look at the rapid spread of extremism all across the globe and not understand that it is – that it isn’t coincidental to the concurrent rapid spread of a very conservative strain of Islam that is paid for out of Saudi Arabia.
Chris Murphy
The strength of democratic societies relies on their capacity to know how to stand firm against extremism while respecting justice in the means used to fight terrorism.
Tariq Ramadan
The so-called cancel culture on the Internet, the extremism that sometimes flares up on university campuses and newsrooms, and the exaggerated claims of those who practice identity politics are a political and cultural problem that will require real bravery to fight.
Anne Applebaum
The fact is that there is a serious problem of extremism with minority groups within Muslim communities.
Maajid Nawaz
Extremism thrives amid ignorance and anger, intimidation and cowardice.
Hillary Clinton
Confronting and undermining the narratives and ideas of extremism must therefore be one of our key tasks. To do this, we must retain the courage of our convictions in the face of extremism.
Jonas Gahr Store
Let me be very clear: We monitor the risks of violent extremism taking root here in the United States. We don’t have the luxury of focusing our efforts on one group; we must protect the country from terrorism whether foreign or homegrown, and regardless of the ideology that motivates its violence.
Janet Napolitano
It annoys me right-wing extremism is not equated to Islamic extremism.
Malcolm Nance
I have a particular disdain for Islamic extremism, and of course, in both ‘The Kite Runner’ and ‘A Thousand Splendid Suns’ that’s obvious.
Khaled Hosseini
A free and stable Iraq will be a shining light against the shadow of Islamic extremism.
Jim DeMint
The British and French governments have taken a strong stance against ‘extremist content’ online when addressing their approach to tackling extremism.
Maajid Nawaz
The problem with our region is that there are areas with oil and too much money, and then there are places such as south Lebanon and the Palestinian territories where there is no work, and instead of developing industry, they become dependent on oil money – this results in extremism.
Stef Wertheimer
Al Qaeda’s message that violence, terrorism and extremism are the only answer for Arabs seeking dignity and hope is being rejected each day in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Bahrain and throughout the Arab lands.
Elliott Abrams
We need to understand that an open society and free speech and press… really are the best weapons against al Qaeda and extremism.
Elliott Abrams
If you create something, you don’t want someone else to go and profit from it; you have your right to make a living and everything. So I respect copyright. What I don’t respect is copyright extremism. And I what I don’t respect is a business model that encourages piracy.
Kim Dotcom
Political extremism involves two prime ingredients: an excessively simple diagnosis of the world’s ills, and a conviction that there are identifiable villains back of it all.
John W. Gardner
Especially today as we fight the war on terror – against an enemy that represents hatred, extremism and stands behind no flag – we need to remember the sacrifices that have gone into protecting our flag.
Bill Shuster
If we value human rights, they should be at the core of the project against violent extremism, and women a key part of our imagined future.
Deeyah Khan
Political prodigies are rare in a nation that grooms top leaders through decades of Communist Party road-testing and pageantry. And because Chairman Mao’s cult of personality led the country into extremism, the Party spent the next three decades engineering its politicians to be as indistinguishable as possible.
Evan Osnos
The police have spent years pursuing Islamic extremism while too often overlooking the growing violent threat posed by the far-right.
Dawn Foster
The war against Islamic extremism will be long. They are in it for the long haul, which means that we have to be also.
Will Hurd
There are many Muslims of good will and despise this extremism as much as anyone of any other faith.
Mike Pompeo
I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.
Barry Goldwater
The government wants to be able to attack extremism and hatred wherever it occurs.
David Blunkett
Fundamentalism is such a pejorative word and immediately evokes images of angry extremism. In my experience, that’s not usually what it looks like. I was a fundamentalist in high school.
Scott Derrickson
A lot of Christian extremism has done a great deal to discredit religion; the main religious traditions have abandoned their own intellectual cultures so drastically that no one has any sense of it other than the fringe.
Marilynne Robinson
We must maximize our efforts to counter violent extremism, radicalization and recruitment in the United States and stop using xenophobia and ethnic stereotyping.
Bennie Thompson
Where the West has intervened in African domestic affairs, such as it did in Libya 2011, the country became a cradle of extremism that exports weapons, jihadists, and ideology to the rest of Africa, the Middle East, and Europe.
Pete Hoekstra
The idea of trying to fight against extremism was written off as naive.
Joichi Ito
Increasing extremism – across Africa and the world – must be understood in the context of the failure of our leaders properly to manage diversity within their borders.
Mo Ibrahim
The frothing Trump-haters’ extremism turns whatever criticism they have for the guy into mere parody.
Greg Gutfeld
It’s never a good sign when extremism becomes the norm.
Ari Melber
Violent extremism is going viral, but our response to it is moving at bureaucratic, sluggish speed.
Michael McCaul
CPEC will play its important role for eliminating terrorism and extremism and poverty alleviation in the region.
Shehbaz Sharif
Our ideals are under the constant threat of extremism, whether in the form of radical Muslim groups or the emergence of other elements seeking to deny the rights and freedoms of others.
Reuven Rivlin
The ’90s came, and then the 2000s, and we saw radical corporate interest extremism, we’ve seen the disparity between rich and poor just get bigger, with globalisation and the corporate agenda on the rise ever since.
Severn Cullis-Suzuki
Extremism can flourish only in an environment where basic governmental social responsibility for the welfare of the people is neglected. Political dictatorship and social hopelessness create the desperation that fuels religious extremism.
Benazir Bhutto
As people’s opportunities to succumb to confirmation bias increases online – only seeking out information that confirms their prejudices – ignorance, extremism and close-mindedness have continued to rise unabated.
Maajid Nawaz
Death metal uses a lot of white face paint and black hair dye to make its point. I quite enjoy this genre for its intensity, extremism and underlying irony: You have to be alive to play it and listen to it.
Henry Rollins
Faith minus vulnerability and mystery equals extremism. If you’ve got all the answers, then don’t call what you do ‘faith.’
Brene Brown
Ultimately, the forces of dictatorship and extremism robbed me of my mother, but she lives on as a symbol of hope, a role model for women across the world. She proved beyond a doubt, with her life and relentless courage, that women can certainly do everything.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari
To me extremism is targeting endangered whales in a whale sanctuary in violation of a moratorium. That, to me, is extreme.
Paul Watson
Religious extremism. We hear about it all the time. We see it all the time. Heck, most of us are just sick of talking about it all the time.
Steven Crowder
I cannot determine what people or nations should do, but I do think that extremism gives birth to following and subsequent extremism.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Libya became a rat’s nest of extremism after NATO helped depose dictator Moammar Gadhafi, and it now exports weapons, jihadists, and ideology to Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
Pete Hoekstra
I think the effective thing is, I passed this bill to combat violent extremism in the United States as effective outreach to the Muslim community, so you can pull the religious leaders really on to our team, if you will, to protect us from radicalization from within those communities.
Michael McCaul