extremism extremism  /ˌɛk ˈstrɛ mɪ zəm/


  • (n) any political theory favoring immoderate uncompromising policies


  1. Alienation, the Internet and anger about Iraq are pushing some young Muslims toward extremism.
  2. To combat extremism, a community project is inspiring slum kids to become role models.
  3. The general has been concerned with winning political support for the military's faltering campaign against extremism.


  1. Putin sees threat from illegal immigrants

    MOSCOW, June 11 (UPI) -- Russian law enforcement officials should deal harshly with the threat posed by ethnic and religious extremism, Russian President Vladimir Putin said.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: UPI

  2. 6 Jailed in UK for Plot to Attack Far-Right Rally

    6 British men inspired by Islamic extremism jailed for plot to attack far-right rally        
    on June 10, 2013     Source: ABC News

  3. Forget race; fear extremism

    State purpose, not religion I object to the overuse of the terms “Islamic extremist” and “Islamic terrorist.” These terms are misleading and inflammatory [“Extremism has no race,” Opinion, June 2]. The terms imply that the people who commit these acts of violence
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Seattle Times


  1. "I make this decision because I am convinced that our security is at stake in Afghanistan and Pakistan. This is the epicentre of the violent extremism practiced by al-Qaeda," Mr Obama said, unveiling his new strategy for turning around the war...
    on Dec 1, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Herald Sun

  2. "We stand with the people of Pakistan in that struggle against the forces of terror and extremism," said Bush, who telephoned Musharraf to discuss the situation.
    on Dec 27, 2007 By: President Bush Source: NEWS.com.au

  3. "I found a Pakistani government that's focused on the threat and understands its responsibility to respond to terrorism and extremism wherever it is found," Rice told reporters Thursday after sessions with the country's president and prime minister.
    on Dec 3, 2008 By: Condoleezza Rice Source: CNN

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