extremist extremist  /ɪk ˈstri mɪst/


  1. (n) a person who holds extreme views
  2. (adj) (used of opinions and actions) far beyond the norm



  1. Helping young Muslims gain skills and jobs will dilute the lure of extremist dogma.
  2. The festering anger over Gujarat serves as irresistible fodder for extremist groups who direct their message to India's increasingly disaffected Muslims.
  3. He seemed to understand the nature of the extremist threat inside Pakistan, recognized that his army wasn't ready to meet that threat and had already started working up solutions.


  1. Pakistani Taliban kill nine foreigners at foot of world's ninth highest mountain

    Nine foreign tourists and one Pakistani guide have been shot dead in the Himalayas of northern Pakistan, a region considered relatively insulated from the country's extremist violence.
    on June 23, 2013     Source: Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo! News

  2. In Britain, a debate over freedom of the tweet

    LONDON — After the recent slaying of a British soldier in a suspected Islamist extremist attack, angry social media users took to Twitter and Facebook, with some dispatching racially and religiously c
    on June 23, 2013     Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch

  3. Myanmar Monk Lashes out at Time Magazine

    Extremist Myanmar monk lashes out at Time after being called Buddhism's 'face of terror'        
    on June 21, 2013     Source: ABC News


  1. "Let us renew our resolve against those who perpetrated this barbaric act and who plot against us still," Obama said Friday. "In defense of our nation we will never waver. In pursuit of Al Qaeda and its extremist allies, we will never...
    on Sep 11, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. "We are engaged in a tough fight. After years of war, we have arrived at a critical moment. We must demonstrate to the Afghan people, and to the world, that Al Qaeda and its network of extremist allies will not be allowed to once again establish...
    on Jul 4, 2010 By: David Petraeus Source: NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan (blog)

  3. "We are fighting a war against al-Qaeda and its extremist allies, who directly threaten the United States, Afghanistan, and our friends and allies around the world," Gates said. "Going forward, we must pursue this mission with a unity of...
    on Jun 22, 2010 By: Robert Gates Source: The Associated Press

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