militancy militancy  /ˈmɪ lə tən si/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a militant aggressiveness

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Muslims are fighting back -- not just against the West but also against the militancy in their midst.
  2. At a joint news conference with Afghan President Hamid Karzai after his inauguration, Zardari reaffirmed his commitment to taming militancy.
  3. And as Pakistan-based Taliban become more confident, Islamist militancy is a growing concern.

News

  1. Zardari: Militancy and Terrorism are Greatest Threat to Pakistan

    Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari reiterated Monday that militancy and terrorism pose “the greatest threat” to his country, but he also criticized U.S. drone strikes against al-Qaida and its allies as a violation of Pakistan’s sovereignty. The remarks followed a militant attack on trucks carrying supplies for NATO forces that killed at least four people. Addressing a joint session of ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Voice of America

  2. Pakistan president to new leaders: Stop militancy

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's president, in what will likely be his last major speech to parliament, urged the new government on Monday to keep up the fight against militancy, one of the many problems facing the country.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  3. ISI trying to revive Sikh militancy: Shinde

    NEW DELHI: India today blamed Pakistan for trying to revive Sikh militancy and said youth are being trained in ISI facilities to carry out terror attacks in the country.
    on June 6, 2013     Source: INDOlink

Quotes

  1. "The wave of terrorism and militancy has been stopped under the emergency and there has been considerable improvement in overall situation," Musharraf said in an address to the nation Saturday.
    on Dec 17, 2007 By: Pervez Musharraf Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. "Under the circumstances, with this town having just gone through a writers strike, militancy is useless," Cromwell said by phone from Shreveport, La., where he is co-starring as George HW Bush in Oliver Stone's "W."
    on Jun 26, 2008 By: James Cromwell Source: KNBC.com

  3. "If the militancy spreads and if, God forbid, the country disintegrates, it would become another Afghanistan," Bhutto said.
    on Dec 16, 2007 By: Benazir Bhutto Source: FOXNews

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