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Radical Islam Quotes


"It's not radical Islam that worries the US - it's independence" - Noam Chomsky

"The Obama administration will never say 'radical Islam.' Never." - Dennis Prager

"Radical Islam has been the foe of Christendom for centuries." - Tom Tancredo

"The radical elements in Islam are very dangerous." - Brent Scowcroft

"There is no radical or moderate Islam. There is only one Islam and that is the Islam from the Koran, the holy book. That is the Islam from Mohammed. There are no two sorts of Islam." - Geert Wilders

"Christianity is just as threatening as radical Islam in a country like America" - Rosie O'Donnell

"Radical Islam and US exceptionalism are in bed with each other. They're like lovers, methinks." - John Cusack

"I support this war on terror and the war on radical Islam." - Dana Rohrabacher

"I am a radical." - Carter G Woodson

"There is no problem with Islam itself or with the Muslims, but these are difficult times, and the difficulty stems from radical Islam." - Daniel Pipes

"The distinction between radical Islam and moderate Muslims is important, as are the differences between Sunnis and Shiites, and between militant and mystical Islam." - Walter Kasper

"Our leaders today cannot be honest about Islam with us. They will not even use the term "Islamic terrorism," "radical Islam."" - Rush Limbaugh

"The Nation of Islam provides an antidote in the United States to fundamentalist Islam - which is why individuals from America have to go abroad to find radical teachings." - Wole Soyinka

"Islam is not just a religion. Islam is everything." - Cat Stevens

"Islam is a peaceful religion." - Youssou Ndour

"We who don't want radical Islam to spread must compete with the agents of radical Islam. I want to see what would happen if Christians, feminists and Enlightenment thinkers were to start proselytizing in the Muslim community." - Ayaan Hirsi Ali

"I think that globalization is partly responsible for the spread of the hostile, radical forms of Islam." - Franklin Foer

"Toppling secular dictators in the Middle East has only led to chaos and the rise of radical Islam." - Rand Paul

"I think the American people pretty well understand that radical Islam has an agenda that includes us." - Lindsey Graham

"Iran is obviously part of the problem. They sponsor Hezbollah. They encourage a radical brand of Islam." - George W Bush

"Be as radical as Reality." - Vladimir Lenin

"Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." - Barack Obama

"Islam has always been part of America" - Barack Obama

"Islam is politics or it is nothing." - Ruhollah Khomeini

"Islam and democracy can function together." - Ali Babacan

"As a matter of fact the majority of the Muslims living in our society are moderate people. But don't make the mistake that even though there are moderate and radical Muslims that there is a moderate or a radical Islam." - Geert Wilders

"The radical Islamic terrorists and their intent to destroy any other religious structure than their radical, wrong-headed view of Islam is one of the great, if not the greatest, challenge we've had in 70 years in America." - Rick Perry

"The secular elites are so terrified of telling the truth about radical Islam. When you talk about the radical Islamists, we have got to get straight and get serious and talk about it in the right way." - Newt Gingrich

"There is a big difference between fighting the cold war and fighting radical Islam. The rules have changed and we haven't." - John Le Carre

"Anyone who is going to establish a Palestinian state, anyone who is going to evacuate territories today, is simply giving a base for attacks to radical Islam." - Benjamin Netanyahu

"There are too many people sympathetic to radical Islam. We should be looking at them more carefully and finding out how we can infiltrate them." - Peter King

"People are drawn to radical Islam because they feel their traditional ways of life threatened by the influx of KFC and Hollywood movies and the like." - Franklin Foer

"I found it really disturbing to see a novelist writing a diatribe about Islam and Muslim radical extremists, blurring the distinction between the two." - Pankaj Mishra

"The radical elements in Islam are very dangerous. They want to achieve a return to the Islamic purity of the Middle Ages." - Brent Scowcroft

"The West, in the form of American capitalism, is seen as having won, but people are beginning to offer alternatives again, sometimes in retrograde ways like radical Islam." - Karan Mahajan

"Whether you're the wedding cake baker or the gay couple or the Baptist preacher, radical Islam would kill you all if they could." - Lindsey Graham

"Practically the only way to dry the swamp of radical Islam is through economic development and an improved standard of living." - Yitzhak Rabin

"There are too many people sympathetic to radical Islam. We should be looking at them more carefully and finding out how we can infiltrate them." - Peter T King

"There are many nice, peaceful Muslims, but the Netherlands is far too tolerant regarding the statements of the radical wing of Islam." - Els Borst

"I think our nation's at war with radical Islam. The primary goal of these groups is to attack our nation. Washington's a prime target." - Lindsey Graham

"America has always welcomed anyone willing to assimilate to its national character. But radical Islam rejects assimilation and is bent on the conquest of our national character." - Nancy Pearcey

"Artists are the radical voice of civilization." - Paul Robeson

"Loving your enemy is a radical concept." - Tavis Smiley

"Pollock looks unusual and radical even now." - Donald Judd

"I don't think I'm a flaming radical." - Jeanne Phillips

"Radical conservatives want to police bedrooms." - Robert Reich

"I'm as radical as libertarians come." - L Neil Smith

"For me, 'revolution' simply means radical change." - Aung San Suu Kyi

"Islam will win with or without you, but without Islam you will get lost and lose." - Ahmed Deedat

"Swaraj will favour Hinduism no more than Islam, nor Islam more than Hinduism." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Was Islam spread by them through force and coercion? No. They preached Islam by personal example." - Pervez Musharraf

"After Iraq, there's been Libya, there's Syria, and the rhetoric of, you know, democracy versus radical Islam. When you look at the countries that were attacked, none of them were Wahhabi Islamic fundamentalist countries. Those ones are supported, financed by the U.S., so there is a real collusion between radical Islam and capitalism. What is going on is really a different kind of battle." - Arundhati Roy

"I would' say I"ve become more radical: I was born radical." - Ai Weiwei

"I'm not a politically radical person. In fact, I'm much more interested in being radical aesthetically." - Jim Goldberg

"Reject racial or religious hate. Embrace moderate Islam" - Geraldo Rivera

"Islam is an ideology. It's not a race." - Ibrahim Hooper

"Islam must dominate and is not to be dominated." - Hassan Banna

"The very word Islam means peace, which is nonviolence." - Mahatma Gandhi

"I love Christianity, Islam and many other faiths - through Hinduism." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Islam was nothing if it did not spell complete democracy." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Islam appeals to people because it appeals also to reason." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Islam abhors and absolutely condemns terrorism and any terrorist activity." - Fethullah Gulen

"Islam is itself destiny and will not suffer destiny." - Muhammad Iqbal

"Islam has been badly used by a certain ideology." - Youssou Ndour

"Well, the most important thing about Islam is that we have to differentiate between two kinds of Islam. The first one is the institution of Islam... second, the culture of Islam." - Abdurrahman Wahid

"Fanaticism and terrorism have no place in Islam." - Feisal Abdul Rauf

"It was not Muslims that had made Islam great; it was Islam that had made the Muslims great." - Muhammad Asad

"Islam cannot accept or agree to a situation which is half-Islam and half-Jahiliyya [separated from God]." - Sayyid Qutb

"In this time of challenge, I am asking the prime minister to address Congress on the grave threats radical Islam and Iran pose to our security and way of life." - John Boehner

"Weakness actually is a provocative to evil. You don't beat evil with weakness. You don't beat evil with concessions. You don't beat radical Islam by giving them more territory, giving them more money. You beat evil by strength." - Bobby Jindal

"After the horrific massacre Wednesday at the French weekly satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, perhaps the West will finally put away its legion of useless tropes trying to deny the relationship between violence and radical Islam." - Ayaan Hirsi Ali

"The extremes to which Western elites will go to avoid blaming radical Islam for terrorism cripples our efforts to protect innocent Muslims. Terrified of offending butchers, we insist that we're the bigots, not them. We make excuses for monsters." - Ralph Peters

"Just as we won the Cold War in part by exposing the evils of communism and the virtues of free markets, so, too, must we take on the ideology of radical Islam." - Donald Trump

"I have clearly said we faced terrorist enemies who use Islam to justify slaughtering innocent people and we have to stop them and we will. We have to defeat radical jihadist terrorism." - Hillary Clinton

"America is a mess. And that's why when Hillary Clinton makes the speech, she doesn't talk about radical Islam. She doesn't talk about the problems that we have in this country and throughout the world." - Donald Trump

"We have to fight radical Islam wherever it exists. It's in Afghanistan, it's in Saudi Arabia, throughout the Middle-East in big numbers and it's in the United States." - Tom Tancredo

"Hamas murders not only Israelis, but also Palestinians whose political stance is different from that which its group promotes; that is, its radical religious outlook in which Islam is the solution to the world's problems." - Mosab Hassan Yousef

"The United States and Russia probably do not have common aims and dreams, but they have common worries: Both Washington and Moscow are concerned about the rise of China and are threatened by the rise of radical Islam." - Ivan Krastev

"Most Americans are unaware that Thomas Jefferson was the first American president to go to war against radical Islam. Jefferson was very concerned with Islam's war-like doctrine and its inability to separate mosque and state." - Brad Thor

"I think most Americans understand that radical Islam can't be compromised with or appeased. And the only way we can be safe is to form partnerships over there that will protect us over here." - Lindsey Graham

"Donald Trump needs to stay focused and remember the promises to you, the American people. You know the promises, repeal and replace Obamacare, identify radical Islam, lower taxes, repatriate corporate profits, build the border wall, appoint originalists to the Supreme Court, fix inner cities, energy independence, drain the swamp, send education back to the states, you know, say radical Islam, vet refugees, all of these important issues, free trade." - Sean Hannity

"A radical is one who speaks the truth." - Charles August Lindbergh

"Radical simply means "grasping things at the root." - Angela Davis

"The depressed person is a radical, sullen atheist." - Julia Kristeva

"Tantra involves radical change, a change in states of awareness." - Frederick Lenz

"We need radical thinking, creative ideas, and imagination." - Mairead Corrigan

"Radical skepticism is no more critical than is credulity." - Craig A. Evans

"Love-making is radical, while marriage is conservative." - Eric Hoffer

"An interim candidate would not make a radical change." - Gunter Nooke

"Feminism is the radical notion that women are people." - Cheris Kramarae

"To be radical is to grasp things by the root." - Karl Marx

"Radical simply means 'grasping things at the root.'" - Angela Davis

"Radical Christianity is not going on a missions trip or a big conference. Radical Christianity is staying steady for decades." - Mike Bickle

"Radical Chic, after all, is only radical in Style; in its heart it is part of Society and its traditions." - Tom Wolfe

"Radical innovation is difficult to fund. It seems scary. And the really radical things seem even more scary." - Nolan Bushnell

"What has bothered and angered radical Muslims is that I'm a non-Muslim writing anything at all about Islam. But this is fiction, and I don't think Islam is above criticism or fictionalization any more so than Judaism, Christianity, Mormonism or Hinduism is" - Brad Thor

"It is very easy to make wild generalizations about Islam. All you have to do is read almost any issue of The New Republic and you'll see there the radical evil that's associated with Islam, the Arabs as having a depraved culture, and so forth. These are impossible generalizations to make in the United States about any other religious or ethnic group." - Edward Said

"Many people in Europe and the U.S. dispute the thesis that we are living through a clash of civilisations between Islam and the west. But a radical minority of Muslims firmly believes that Islam is under siege, and is committed to winning the holy war it has declared against the West." - Ayaan Hirsi Ali

"What has bothered and angered radical Muslims is that I'm a non-Muslim writing anything at all about Islam. But this is fiction, and I don't think Islam is above criticism or fictionalization any more so than Judaism, Christianity, Mormonism or Hinduism is." - Brad Thor

"As a result of the [9/11] attack and the killing of nearly 3,000 innocent people, we invaded two countries and killed innocent people in their countries Radical Christianity is just as threatening as radical Islam in a country like America." - Rosie O'Donnell

"The Obama administration has turned a blind eye to radical Islam since before they came to office. If you look at everything that's transpired since the famous Cairo speech in 2009, it's all been an embrace of those who are the most radical elements in that part of the world. That is not a good sign for America's foreign policy." - Oliver North

"I won't be a party to a conspiracy to mobilize the Arabs against the Persians. Only the forces of colonialism benefit from such a conspiracy. I won't be a party to a conspiracy that splits Islam into two - Shiite Islam and Sunni Islam - mobilizing Sunni Islam against Shiite Islam." - Muammar al-Gaddafi

"My aim is to show that those governments that violate the rights of people by invoking the name of Islam have been misusing Islam." - Shirin Ebadi

"Having embraced Islam, I felt as if I were born again. I found in Islam the answers to those queries which I had failed to find in Christianity." - Jermaine Jackson

"Islamism is not Islam. Islamism is the politicisation of Islam, the desire to impose a version of this ancient faith over society." - Maajid Nawaz

"The religiously observant is lumped in with the nominal Muslim, the nominal Muslim is lumped in with the non-Muslim and the radical. If we want to make sense of this mess and stop pushing Muslims into the arms of the extremist, we need to make meaningful distinctions between the religion of Islam that a billion Muslims follow and see as a guidance as a peaceful righteous moral life and the puritanical Islam of a minority which so captures the media's attention." - Reza Aslan

"Radical Chic... is only radical in Style; in its heart it is part of Society and its tradition- Politics, like Rock, Pop, and Camp, has its uses." - Tom Wolfe

"The radical of one century is the conservative of the next. The radical invents the views. When he has worn them out, the conservative adopts them." - Mark Twain

"Likewise 'radical'. I'm only radical because the architectural profession has got lost. Architects are such a dull lot - and they're so convinced that they matter." - Cedric Price

"The Communist revolution is the most radical rupture with traditional property relations; no wonder that its development involves the most radical rupture with traditional ideas." - Karl Marx

"By the end, everybody had a label - pig, liberal, radical, revolutionary... If you had everything but a gun, you were a radical but not a revolutionary." - Jerry Rubin

"The future must not belong to those who slander the Prophet of Islam" - Barack Obama

"As a student of history, I also know civilization's debt to Islam." - Barack Obama

"Good people in the West have often failed to distinguish between Islam and Islamism ..." - Phyllis Chesler

"Islam is the best religion and Muslims are the worst followers" - George Bernard Shaw

"The Muslims have got Islam as a legacy, hence they fail to recognize its value" - Marmaduke Pickthall

"?Islam, as practiced by the vast majority of people, is a peaceful religion.?" - George W Bush

"The Honorable Elijah Muhammad teaches us the religion of Islam, which is a religion of peace." - Malcolm X

"Actually we are Muslims because we believe in the religion of Islam." - Malcolm X

"I was accused of insulting the president, insulting Islam, insulting - spreading rumors, disturbing the peace." - Bassem Youssef

"I was born in a Muslim family and Muslim women suffer under Islam." - Taslima Nasrin

"If Hinduism teaches hatred of Islam or of non-Hindus, it is doomed to destruction." - Mahatma Gandhi

"It was through the Hindu religion that I learnt to respect Christianity and Islam." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Surely Islam has nothing to fear from criticism even if it be unreasonable." - Mahatma Gandhi

"There is no room for play in Islam ... It is deadly serious about everything." - Ruhollah Khomeini

"One has to nurture a new generation, to raise children in the spirit of Islam." - Akhmad Kadyrov

"It is unfair to label me anti-Islam. I am an atheist and a secular humanist." - Taslima Nasrin

"I can now say that the more I learnt about Islam, the more tolerant I became." - Maajid Nawaz

"The terrorists whatever slogans they use have nothing in common with Islam." - Nursultan Nazarbayev

"Compassion is the key in Islam and Buddhism and Judaism and Christianity. They are profoundly similar." - Karen Armstrong

"Islam means peace." - Malala Yousafzai

"My choosing Islam was not a political statement; it was a spiritual statement." - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

"Early Islam was a time of great creativity. Scholars excelled in sciences and literature." - Basmah Bint Saud

"Islam teaches tolerance, not hatred; universal brotherhood, not enmity; peace, and not violence." - Pervez Musharraf

"We claim Islam as Deen or a complete way of life." - Pervez Musharraf

"The terrorists are traitors to their own faith, trying, in effect, to hijack Islam itself. The enemy of America is not our many Muslim friends; it is not our many Arab friends. Our enemy is a radical network of terrorists, and every government that supports them." - George W Bush

"I think Saudi Arabia often finances radical Islam and the teaching of hatred to the West and hatred of Americans. I think it is important that we know that. It's important that we know that there is a threat within and a threat without. I think we can stop it with more aggressive use of actual constitutional tools." - Rand Paul

"Hanks is a good man, and he produced the "John Adams" series as well. He does good work. But I'm more worried about a Tom Hanks when we're at war against radical Islam than I am against a caricature like Sean Penn. He's a completely marginalized soul." - Bill O'Reilly

"In my view, Democrats and Republicans work together too little, and I would try to change that if I got to be president. And when it came to radical Islam, I would go after them before they come back here again." - Lindsey Graham

"Over the last years we've seen the consequences of the Obama-Clinton foreign policy. Leading from behind is a disaster. We have abandoned and alienated our friends and allies, and our enemies are stronger. Radical Islam is on the rise, Iran's on the verge of acquiring a nuclear weapon, China is waging cyber warfare against America." - Ted Cruz

"Let's acknowledge that America's increasing decadence is giving aid and comfort to the enemy. When we tolerate trash on television, permit pornography to invade our homes via the Internet, and allow babies to be killed at the point of birth, we are inflaming radical Islam." - Charles Colson

"I met many Christians leaving the Middle East, hoping to come to Australia feeling they would leave behind a society where they were inferiors in their native lands and they are disturbed about the rise of more separate radical Islam in Australia, not necessarily the main stream but there is a voice." - Mark Durie

"Gun control is not part of a strategy to defeat radical Islam or take ISIL down. However it is a problem back here at home. A million people have been adjudicated a danger to themselves or to others at the state court level." - Rand Paul

"We need strength. We don't have it. When Jeb [Bush] comes out and he talks about the border, and I saw it and I was witness to it, and so was everyone else, and I was standing there, "they come across as an act of love," he's saying the same thing right now with radical Islam." - Donald Trump

"Out of regime change you get chaos. From the chaos you have seen repeatedly the rise of radical Islam. So we get this profession of, oh, my goodness, they want to do something about terrorism and yet they're the problem because they allow terrorism to arise out of that chaos." - Rand Paul

"And that sort of victimization narrative is something we shouldn't contribute to. On the other hand, we have to acknowledge that there is a radical element in Islam, jihadism, that needs to be called by name and needs to be confronted." - Marco Rubio

"Whether it's people walking off 'The View' when Bill O'Reilly makes a statement about radical Islam or Juan Williams being fired for expressing his opinion, over-reaching political correctness is chipping away at the fundamental American freedoms of speech and expression." - Eric Cantor

"We should not judge Islam by terrorists. All civilizations and cultures produce terrorists. Every time there is a flag-burning, killing, or provocative films, I'm worried, not because something radical will happen, and this time, some people are killed. We're very sorry for that." - Orhan Pamuk

"When I was writing 'The Satanic Verses,' if you had asked me about the phenomenon that we all now know as radical Islam, I wouldn't have had much to say. As recently as the mid-1980s, it didn't seem to be a big deal." - Salman Rushdie

"What I do know is that Charlie Hebdo cartoonists have been converted into the closest thing the West has to religious-like martyrs in the war against radical Islam, which means that anything short of pure reverence for them generates tribal rage and vilification." - Glenn Greenwald



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