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NEW Jun 29 2017
“It is a reminder that terrorism, extremism and hatred take many forms; and our determination to tackle them must be the same whoever is responsible. This was an attack that once again targeted the ordinary and the innocent going about their daily lives ? this time British Muslims as they left a Mosque having broken their fast and prayed together at this sacred time of year. Today we come together - as we have done before ? to condemn this act and to state once again that hatred and evil of this kind will never succeed.” said Theresa May speaking about Extremism. It’s one of the 295 quotes about Extremism you can find on this page. 193 people have said something about this topic. Among them: David Cameron, Mak Chishty and Hassan Rouhani. Browse the quotes by date and by name to find those that are relevant to you.
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All quotes about Extremism

Sheryl Sandberg - Facebook

The recent terror attacks in London and Manchester –like violence anywhere – are absolutely heartbreaking. No one should have to live in fear of terrorism - and we all have a part to play in stopping violent extremism from spreading. The UK Online Civil Courage Initiative will support NGOs and community groups who work across the UK to challenge the extremist narratives that cause such harm. We know we have more to do - but through our platform, our partners and our community we will continue to learn to keep violence and extremism off Facebook.feedback

Brendan Cox

This is a valuable and much needed initiative from Facebook in helping to tackle extremism. Anything that helps push the extremists even further to the margins is greatly welcome. Social media platforms have a particular responsibility to address hate speech that has too often been allowed to flourish online. It is critical that efforts are taken by all online service providers and social networks to bring our communities closer together and to further crack down on those that spread violence and hatred online.feedback

Adam Smith

Effectively, since March we have seen a surprisingly general effect of clients either stopping spend altogether, or pausing spend in this area. It has been widespread. It has been much more persistent in that if you thought it was something that was a seven-day wonder, it isn't. There is still a substantial number of advertisers yet to return to their prior weight of ad investment.feedback

Keith Weed - Unilever

I think trust in digital advertising is one of the most important industry issues of our time. It is absolutely central to people's confidence in advertising and brands, and our continued use of these channels. Therefore partners need to have greater accountability to aim for a brand-safe environment. We continue, through tough and difficult conversations with media partners, to accelerate plans that address these challenges.feedback

Adam Smith

No traditional media owner has made as much of this as they should have done. They haven't seen the message that they were a safer environment for online content translate commercially. Nevertheless, the issue remains an important theme for 2017.feedback

Masuma Rahim

A lack of engagement by senior Conservatives is part of the process of ‘othering’ us, as the risks to Muslims of extremism have been ignored. Treat us as equals, not enemies. The first half of 2017 has felt relentless. Barely a week seems to pass without news of some kind of catastrophe, whether natural or man-made. There is an abundance of news, and it is exhausting.feedback

Brad Carver

I'll tell you what: I think the shooting is going to win this election for us. Because moderates and independents in this district are tired of left-wing extremism. I get that there's extremists on both sides, but we are not seeing them. We're seeing absolute resistance to everything this president does. Moderates and independents out there want to give him a chance. Democrats have never given this president a chance.feedback

Theresa May

It is a reminder that terrorism, extremism and hatred take many forms; and our determination to tackle them must be the same whoever is responsible. This was an attack that once again targeted the ordinary and the innocent going about their daily lives ? this time British Muslims as they left a Mosque having broken their fast and prayed together at this sacred time of year. Today we come together - as we have done before ? to condemn this act and to state once again that hatred and evil of this kind will never succeed.feedback

Theresa May

Extra police resources have already been deployed to reassure communities, and the police will continue to assess the security needs of mosques and provide any additional resources needed. The terrible terrorist attack which took place last night was an evil born out of hatred and it has devastated a community. I am pleased to have been here today to see the strength of that community coming together, all faiths united in one desire to see extremism and hatred of all sorts driven out of our society.feedback

Theresa May

This morning we have seen a sickening attempt to destroy those freedoms, and to break those bonds of citizenship that define our United Kingdom. It is a reminder that terrorism, extremism and hatred take many forms, and our determination to tackle them must be the same whoever is responsible.feedback

Theresa May

It is a reminder that terrorism, extremism and hatred take many forms; and our determination to tackle them must be the same whoever is responsible. As I said here two weeks ago, there has been far too much tolerance of extremism in our country over many years – and that means extremism of any kind, including Islamophobia.feedback

Theresa May

Hatred and evil of this kind will never succeed. There has been far too much tolerance of extremism over many years. This was an attack on Muslims near their place of worship and like all terrorism, in whatever form, it shares the same fundamental goal. It seeks to drive us apart and to break the precious bonds of solidarity and citizenship that we share in this country. There has been far too much tolerance of extremism in our country over many years and that means extremism of any kind including Islamophobia.feedback

Theresa May

Today's attack falls at a difficult time in the life of this city, following on from the attack on London Bridge two weeks ago – and of course the unimaginable tragedy of Grenfell Tower last week, on which I will chair another meeting of Ministers and officials later today. But what we have seen throughout – whether in the heroism of the ordinary citizens who fought off the attackers at London Bridge; the unbreakable resolve of the residents in Kensington; or this morning the spirit of the community that apprehended this attacker – is that this is an extraordinary city of extraordinary people.feedback

Alan Mendoza

Coming a year after the murder of Jo Cox, we have witnessed what appears to be another hateful act in the community. It is looking increasingly likely that this is the latest example of a growing threat of far-right extremism in the UK.feedback

Alan Mendoza

The Government must ensure urgently the security services have all the resources they need to investigate and prevent extremism-inspired attacks of whatever origin.feedback

Jamal Ahmed

I think [the attack] happened here because people think this is an area riddled with extremism and terrorists, which is so far from the truth. If you go around the corner to Finsbury Park Mosque there are flowers laid outside. The community is pulling together. This is not the time for revenge or retaliation. Everyone thinks Muslims are bloodthirsty people, but it's not true. There is a certain prejudice and hypocrisy against ethnic minorities in Britain in general. Not just Muslims but all ethnic minorities.feedback

Cressida Dick

This was quite clearly an attack on Muslims who looked like they were probably Muslims and they were coming from a prayer meeting. We treat this as a terrorist attack. We in the Met are as shocked as anybody in this local community or across the country. We take all kinds of hate crime or violent extremism incredibly serious, and wherever we possibly can, prevent attacks. And if we cannot prevent an attack then we will seek, obviously, to bring people to justice.feedback

Kent Walker - Google

Terrorism is an attack on open societies, and addressing the threat posed by violence and hate is a critical challenge for us all. Google and YouTube are committed to being part of the solution. We are working with government, law enforcement and civil society groups to tackle the problem of violent extremism online. There should be no place for terrorist content on our services. While we and others have worked for years to identify and remove content that violates our policies, the uncomfortable truth is that we, as an industry, must acknowledge that more needs to be done. Now.feedback

Omar Faruq

Now there is a lot of talk about nonviolent extremism. What does that mean? If you don't believe in a certain way, you are extremist? Everything is extremism now.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

As I said here two weeks ago, there has been far too much tolerance of extremism in our country over many years – and that means extremism of any kind, including Islamophobia.feedback

David Moritz

When I talk with my colleagues, I often say that voting is useless but not voting is worse. Because when you do not vote, you let the door open for extremism and stupidity from all sides.feedback

Anwar Gargash

We have tried the carrot with Qatar, and now we must try the stick. What we have learnt in the past few years is the grey area between extremism and terrorism has become more defined. The extremist narrative has to be countered to defeat terrorism.feedback

Theresa May

We cannot allow this ideology the safe space it needs to breed. Yet that is precisely what the internet – and the big companies that provide internet-based services – provide. We need to work with allied, democratic governments to reach international agreements that regulate cyberspace to prevent the spread of extremism and terrorist planning. And we need to do everything we can at home to reduce the risks of extremism online.feedback

Theresa May

Our discussions today have focused on the greatest security challenge our two countries face: tackling terrorism and rooting out the extremism that fuels it. Both our countries have sadly experienced the horrors of terrorism all too recently.feedback

Theresa May

We are launching a joint UK-French campaign to ensure that the internet cannot be used as a safe space for terrorists and criminals, and that it cannot be used to host the radicalising material that leads to so much harm. Crucially, our campaign will also include exploring creating a legal liability for tech companies if they fail to take the necessary action to remove unacceptable content.feedback

Mak Chishty

And almost certainly you will find that these extremist voices start to shrink...remove their dominance, starve them of oxygen. Make sure they have got a powerful lobby against them. We can do that now.feedback

Mak Chishty

I would like to issue a call for action today for every single Muslim, from a young person all the way through to my mother-in-law who is well in her mid 60s but has got a Whatsapp or a Facebook, to to get on there and start to denounce extremism as not theirs. And almost certainly you will find that these extremist voices start to shrink...remove their dominance, starve them of oxygen. Make sure they have got a powerful lobby against them. We can do that now.feedback

Mak Chishty

We are not trying to defame Islam - that's the last thing that British people want to do. Let's stop being so sensitive about the language.feedback

Mak Chishty

When leaders stand up and say we condemn this, the change has been, we do not believe you, you always do this, where are your deeds, we hear your words, but what have you done to change this?feedback

Mak Chishty

It has been a turning point because people have had enough. I don't agree with that but I understand it. The anti-muslim sentiment online has been incredible it has been strong and relentless and it is there. Muslim communities are genuinely fearful of the backlash.feedback

Mak Chishty

The first thing that needs to change is we need to be comfortable with difficult conversations.feedback

Mak Chishty

I've said this menace lurks within Muslim communities. I mean that - it does. I'm a Muslim, I'm proud of that. But it doesn't change the fact that actually it's within our own communities.feedback

Abu Ragheef

A small number compared to the tens of thousands arrayed against them in both countries, but a force to be reckoned with, made up of die-hards with nothing to lose, hiding in the middle of civilians and making extensive use of booby traps, mines and explosives. His legacy and that of ISIL will endure unless radical extremism is tackled.feedback

Anwar Gargash

Qatar has been riding (the) tiger of extremism & terrorism. Cost to region & world too high. Diplomacy only way forward. Process can only work following clear indication that Qatar will stop support & finance of extremism & terrorism.feedback

Sara Khan

It was fine in theory to defend the right of extremists to free speech. But this left them widely uncontested. In this time of political uncertainty, we can be certain about one issue. The battle against Islamist extremism is one we are losing. News of 23,000 jihadis living in Britain, each considered to pose at least a “residual risk”, indicates the breathtaking scale of the challenge facing us. The horse, as they say, has well and truly bolted.feedback

Anwar Gargash

The media aspect of it is part of what I would say an overall support for extremism. They can come and talk to Al-Jazeera.feedback

Theresa May

We should make it easier for the authorities to deport foreign terror suspects to their own countries. We should do even more to restrict the freedom and the movements of terrorist suspects when we have enough evidence to know they present a threat, but not enough evidence to prosecute them in full in court. If I am elected as Prime Minister on Thursday, I can tell you that this vital work begins on Friday. We need to get international agreements to regulate cyberspace and stop terrorist planning online. We need to stamp out extremism in our own communities, here in Britain.feedback

Theresa May

If I am elected as Prime Minister on Thursday, that work begins on Friday. MI5 and the police have already said they would be reviewing how they dealt with Manchester and I would expect them to do exactly the same in relation to London Bridge. What Government needs to do is, and what the Government that comes in after Thursday's election needs to be willing to do, is to give more powers to the police and security service when they need them, needs to deal with this issue of terrorism and extremism online and also needs to be able to call out extremism here in the United Kingdom.feedback

Donald J. Trump

During my recent trip to the Middle East I stated that there can no longer be funding of Radical Ideology. Leaders pointed to Qatar - look! So good to see the Saudi Arabia visit with the King and 50 countries already paying off. They said they would take a hard line on funding …. extremism, and all reference was pointing to Qatar. Perhaps this will be the beginning of the end to the horror of terrorism! Qatar, which hosts the U.S. Central Command, is a crucial strategic partner.feedback

Sean Spicer

The United States continues to be in close communication with all the parties to resolve the issues and restore cooperation, which is so important to regional security. The U.S. still wants to see this issue de-escalated and resolved immediately, in keeping with the principles that the president laid out in terms of defeating terror financing and extremism. The president had a very, very constructive conversation with the emir during his visit to Riyadh. His message of toughness on terror finance is being heeded by countries in the region.feedback

Donald J. Trump

During my recent trip to the Middle East, I stated that there can no longer be funding of Radical Ideology. Leaders pointed to Qatar - look! So good to see the Saudi Arabia visit with the King and 50 countries already paying off. They said they would take a hard line on funding extremism, and all reference was pointing to Qatar. We are friends, we've been friends now for a long time . . . our relationship is extremely good. One of the things we will discuss is the [Qatari] purchase of lots of beautiful military equipment . . . It's an honor to be with you.feedback

Donald J. Trump

During my recent trip to the Middle East I stated that there can no longer be funding of Radical Ideology. Leaders pointed to Qatar - look! So good to see the Saudi Arabia visit with the King and 50 countries already paying off. They said they would take a hard line on funding, extremism, and all reference was pointing to Qatar, . Perhaps this will be the beginning of the end to the horror of terrorism! The FAKE MSM is working so hard trying to get me not to use Social Media. They hate that I can get the honest and unfiltered message out.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

And I think every country in the region has their own obligations they need to live up to, and they have their own challenges to live up to that commitment to terminate support for terrorism, extremism, however it manifests itself anywhere in the world. And I would say that's true of all the [Gulf Cooperation Council] countries; they have their own work to do in that regard.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

I think in terms of the president's message in Riyadh, remember, was to motivate all of the Arab and Muslim nations worldwide and the Arab Muslim summit that all nations needed to take action against extremism and take action to also terminate the support, financial support, in any ways that they can.feedback

Christopher S. Murphy

A progressive foreign policy isn't just looking at the back-end of terrorism, but is also looking at the front-end of terrorism. And at the front-end of terrorism is bad U.S. military policy in the Middle East, is the Saudi funding of a very intolerant brand of Islam that becomes the building block of extremism, and poverty and political instability.feedback

Theresa May

We cannot and must not pretend that things can continue as they are. Things need to change ... There is – to be frank – far too much tolerance of extremism in our country.feedback

Heidi Beirich - Southern Poverty Law Center

It doesn't seem like Trump cares about hate crimes against these populations. When it comes to extremism bred from our own culture, he says nothing–or very, very little. It makes you wonder whether the alt right and the extremists who supported him during the campaign–whether he's somehow afraid of offending them. The [victims] are fellow citizens–he should care about them.feedback

Malcolm Turnbull

This is the last thing that anyone expect to happen too their children when they are in London. We are facing a global threat, this Islamist extremism, it is a disease. It is corrupting, seeking to destroy from within the Islamic religion and of course lashing out to destroy and undermine our way of life.feedback

Z Fareen Parvez

I’ve spent years conducting research in devout Salafi communities. Theresa May’s focus on ideology as a means of tackling terror could backfire. In her comments in the aftermath of last weekend’s attacks in London, Theresa May suggested a new direction in the struggle against terrorism. Insisting that “things need to change”, she pointed to the problems of “segregated, separated communities” and “too much tolerance of Islamist extremism”.feedback

Erik Gordon

If we get to the point where we say, Privacy is not as important as staying alive,' I think there will be some setup which will allow the government to breach privacy. Think of the hateful stuff that is said. How do you draw the line? And where the line gets drawn determines how much money they make.feedback

Richard Forno

It's playing whack-a-mole. The bad guys are not constrained by the law. That's why they're bad guys.feedback

Cressida Dick

All the recent attacks I think have a primarily domestic center of gravity. There are five that we have foiled and these three recent attacks - in some of them there are undoubtedly international dimensions … I would say the majority of the threat we are facing at the moment does not appear to be directed from overseas. While we have made significant progress in recent years, there is - to be frank - far too much tolerance of extremism in our country.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

Countering violent extremism, stemming the flow of foreign terrorist fighters, shutting down propaganda arms online remains a shared goal for both the United States and Australia. We desire productive relationships, but we cannot allow China to use its economic power to buy its way out of other problems, whether it's militarising islands in the South China Sea or failing to put appropriate pressure on North Korea. They must recognise that, with a role as a growing economic and trading power comes security responsibilities as well.feedback

Harun Khan

We want to do something about it. That is why we agree with the prime minister that things must change. Enough is enough. We are ready to have those difficult conversations, as equal citizens with an equal stake in this fight. We know that many of these people have previously led a life of delinquency. It is often the case that the path towards extremism is outside of the mosque and at the margins of society. We are all grappling with this hateful ideology. This is an ideology that makes killing and hating cool, and uses the words of Islam as a cloak to justify it.feedback

David Cameron

I can announce today that we will establish a comprehensive review to root out any remaining funding of extremism within the UK.feedback

Owen Jones

After the London Bridge attack, the Tories must respond with a commitment to reverse the cuts they have imposed on our police forces. Yesterday, Theresa May made a cold, calculated decision to violate the agreement to suspend political campaigning in the aftermath of the horrific terrorist attack at London Bridge. Standing on the steps of Downing Street behind the official prime ministerial coat of arms, she could have simply stuck to condemning an atrocity, calling for resilience and solidarity. That indeed was the theme of the first half of her speech. In the second half of her speech, she advanced political proposals, blew a dogwhistle about “far too much tolerance” of extremism, and declared: “Enough is Enough.”.feedback

Richard Barrett

I’ve worked on counter-terrorism since before 9/11. We have to do more than escalating the same old policies. Addressing the nation outside No 10 Downing Street on Sunday morning, the prime minister spoke forcefully about the need for change, both in society’s tolerance of extremism and in the government’s counter-terrorism strategy.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

You cannot protect the public on the cheap. We do need to have some difficult conversations, starting with Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states that have funded and fuelled extremist ideology. It is no good Theresa May suppressing a report into the foreign funding of extremist groups. We have to get serious about cutting off the funding to these terror networks, including Isis, here and in the Middle East. The mass murderers who brought terror to our streets in London and Manchester want our election to be halted.feedback

Mark Zuckerberg - Facebook

This is technically difficult as it requires building AI that can read and understand news, but we need to work on this to help fight terrorism worldwide. Think of the hateful stuff that is said. How do you draw the line? And where the line gets drawn determines how much money they make.feedback

Theresa May

We need to work with allied democratic governments to reach international agreements that regulate cyberspace to prevent the spread of extremist and terrorism planning. And we need to do everything we can at home to reduce the risks of extremism online. As the nature of the threat we face becomes more complex, more fragmented, more hidden, especially online, the strategy needs to keep up. The whole of our country needs to come together to take on this extremism, and we need to live our lives not in a series of separated, segregated communities, but as one truly United Kingdom.feedback

Theresa May

We must come together, we must pull together, and united we will take on and defeat our enemies. First, while the recent attacks are not connected by common networks, they are connected in one important sense. They are bound together by the single evil ideology of Islamist extremism that preaches hatred, sows division and promotes sectarianism. It is an ideology that claims our Western values of freedom, democracy and human rights are incompatible with the religion of Islam. It is an ideology that is a perversion of Islam and a perversion of the truth. Thoughts were with the families affected.feedback

John Kerry

The bottom line is, that in too many places in too many parts of the world, you've got a large gap between governance and people, and between the opportunities those people have. This is the same problem of people living in isolation and not feeling as if they have a sufficient stake in society in their world that life is worth living. And if you want to take your own life, you can take other lives with you.feedback

Theresa May

Things "need to change. We need to do anything we can to reduce extremism online, as this ideology cannot be defeated through military intervention alone….[Islamist ideology] cannot be given the space to breathe.feedback

Nigel Farage

I understand the man not wanting to spread panic. But I would like him to say, as the first Muslim mayor, I am going to drive radicals out of our mosques. I am going to work to end extremism in our schools. To Americans – let this be a warning to you. Your president wants to protect you. Yet your judiciary is trying to stop him. There are quite big areas of east London that have become wholly Muslim areas. There are gangs of men out saying to women in short dresses there shouldn't be there; to people in having a drink that they shouldn't be there.feedback

Theresa May

While the recent attacks are not connected by common networks ... They are bound together by the single evil ideology of Islamist extremism. Defeating this ideology is one of the great challenges of our time, but it cannot be defeated by military intervention alone. It will only be defeated when we turn people's minds away from this violence and make them understand that our values – pluralistic British values – are superior to anything offered by the preachers and supporters of hate.feedback

Iain Duncan Smith

The Prime Minister today made it clear that whatever the security services need in new laws in tightening up if necessary to have in-house incarceration, we will have to have a look at that. Also to make sure the cyber companies no longer allow our children to be able to go through these sites - lots of parents don't know what their children are looking at right now - and only the cyber companies, only these big companies that operate in the internet they need to face up to their responsibilities as well.feedback

Iain Duncan Smith

I think many people out there worry that they have avoided this for too long, made excuses, found reasons why not.feedback

Iain Duncan Smith

If we want to protect people's human rights the first thing we have to do is therefore make sure those who would take them away from them violently they need to be dealt with and that requires those companies hugely to step up.feedback

Theresa May

We need to work with allied democratic governments to reach international agreements that regulate cyberspace to prevent the spread of extremist and terrorism planning. We must not forget about the safe spaces that continue to exist in the real world. Yes, that means taking military action to destroy Isis in Iraq and Syria. [T]here is - to be frank - far too much tolerance of extremism in our country. So we need to become far more robust in identifying it and stamping it out across the public sector and across society. That will require some difficult, and often embarrassing, conversations.feedback

Sadiq Khan

I'm reassured we are one of the safest global cities in the world. We believe three people were involved, but we still have got some more inquiries to do to be 100 percent confident in that.feedback

Myriam François

Social cohesion is laudable, but to link it to the terror threat is dangerously confused thinking and stigmatises an entire community. Theresa May’s Downing Street statement on Sunday morning, condemning the “evil ideology of Islamist extremism” and laying out her four-point plan for action follows a pattern that seems increasingly familiar.feedback

David Cameron

We need a lot less of the passive tolerance of recent years and a much more active, muscular liberalism.feedback

Renan Marquese

When I open the door I see three dead people on the floor. People running everywhere, police shouting to run away. It was really scary.feedback

Tim Farron

That short-sighted approach needs to change. It is critical that these extreme, hardline views are confronted head on, and that those who fund them are called out publicly. If the Conservatives are serious about stopping terrorism on our shores, they must stop stalling and reopen investigation into foreign funding of violent extremism in the UK.feedback

Tom Brake

As home secretary at the time, your department was one of those leading on the report. Eighteen months later, and following two horrific terrorist attacks by British-born citizens, that report still remains incomplete and unpublished. It is no secret that Saudi Arabia in particular provides funding to hundreds of mosques in the UK, espousing a very hardline Wahhabist interpretation of Islam. It is often in these institutions that British extremism takes root.feedback

Maina Kiai

Overall, it appears that Prevent is having the opposite of its intended effect: by dividing, stigmatising and alienating segments of the population, Prevent could end up promoting extremism, rather than countering it. Students, activists, and members of faith-based organisations related countless anecdotes of the programme being implemented in a way that translates simply into crude racial, ideological, cultural and religious profiling, with concomitant effects on the right to freedom of association of some groups.feedback

Usman Hamid

Of course this can undermine the personal credibility of Rizieq's leadership. But they should target the root cause of extremism.feedback

Fiyaz Mughal

Assessments by skilled professionals should show up which individuals may be at risk of extremism and violent extremism. It is an exact trajectory that I have seen in cases before. This is a well worn path, sadly.feedback

Harriet Williamson

The words written on the bomb are an unpleasant example of everything that's wrong with our current approach to foreign policy and our penchant for funding chaotic conflicts that further destabilise countries and create the conditions ideal for extremism to flourish. It is the very embodiment of 'an eye for an eye', which we all know leaves the whole world blind.feedback

Krishnan Guru-Murthy

He goes on to say: 'the Iraq war did not introduce the poison into our bloodstream but, yes, the war did help to potentiate that poison. It is difficult to deny that they have a point, the 'told-you-so' brigade.feedback

Theresa May

We need to be stronger and more resolute in standing up to these people. There is clearly a role for government in tackling extremism where it involves behaviour that is or ought to be criminal. But there is also a role for government to help people and build up organisations in society to promote and defend Britain's pluralistic values, and stand up to the extremists.feedback

Mohammed Shafiq

He was glorifying terrorism. His extremism, his rhetoric, was an issue of concern, so much that this person reported it.feedback

Diane Abbott

Military solution cannot be the only tool. The war in Iraq did not make the international environment safer and our intervention in Libya has caused a failed state.feedback

Wallace Loh

We all want a culture that rejects hate and forges a more perfect union in our nation's rich multi-cultural and multi-ethnic diversity. But these are fraught times, on our campus, across the nation, and the world. It is on all of us to stand up and fight the racism, extremism, and hate that are cancers in our body politic.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

The attack on Manchester was shocking, appalling indefensible wrong in every possible way. The parallel I was drawing this morning was a number of people ever since the interventions in Iraq and Afghanistan have drawn attention to the links with foreign policy, including Boris Johnson in 2005, two former heads of MI5, and of course the foreign affairs select committee. The point I was making was we have to make our streets secure, our population secure. Any sensible government has got to look at what's happened in Libya, a huge ungoverned space and apparently a source of support for extremism.feedback

Charles Arthur

After the Manchester attack, there are fresh calls for regulation of Facebook and Google. But what’s needed, specifically, is a rethink of profit-seeking algorithms. Something must be done. Particularly, something must be done about Facebook and YouTube (and to a lesser extent Twitter). That has become the reflexive rallying cry of UK ministers whenever there is a terrorist attack, or when one is thwarted. Theresa May will tell G7 leaders as much at a summit in Sicily today.feedback

Jamil al-Saleh

He is telling Russia that all your partners in the Syrian theater are the very definition of terrorism.feedback

Mohammed Al-Issa

He clarified that he means religious extremism. We are all against religious extremism with him.feedback

Brendan Cox

Doing so in such a coordinated way will, we hope, send a powerful message that whatever our political disagreements, we really do hold more in common and show a united front against hatred and extremism in all its forms. Elections are huge moments of national importance and deserve to be taken seriously. But we also need to get a better balance. We spend way too much time fixated on the areas we disagree with each other and need to create more moments where we come together as a country.feedback

Hassan Rouhani

Our people have declared to neighbouring countries and the whole region that the path to ensuring security is the reinforcement of democracy and not relying on foreign powers. We've entered this election to tell those practising violence and extremism that your era is over.feedback

Nina Shea

One of the greatest threats today to religious freedom around the world for all groups is Islamic extremism. It should be at the heart of our policy, and [we should be] looking at the national-security implications of this.feedback

Mahmoud Abbas

We believe that the fight against terrorism and extremism is an international responsibility. We are committed to that and we believe that giving our people freedom and independence will remove the nucleus from extremism, and will help to provide a foundation for peace and security in our region.feedback

Vladimir Putin

But for an effective battle with terrorism, extremism, neo-Nazism and other threats the whole international community needs to be consolidated. ... We are open for such cooperation.feedback

Kyle Bristow

The Republicans have an elephant. The Democrats have a donkey. The alt-right has a cartoon frog.feedback

Matt Furie

Before he got wrapped up in politics, Pepe was an inside-joke and a symbol for feeling sad or feeling good and many things in between. I understand that it's out of my control, but in the end, Pepe is whatever you say he is, and I, the creator, say that Pepe is love.feedback

Richard Spencer

The artist isn't in control of his work once it enters the culture in the way it has.feedback

Jacq Cohen

This whole Pepe co-opting experience has been pretty rough on Matt as an independent artist.feedback

Vladimir Putin

The triumphant victory over this terrible totalitarian force will remain in human history forever as the highest point of the triumph of life and mind over death and barbarity. We must remember that the victory was won at the cost of huge, irreplaceable fatalities, that the war took millions of lives. The lessons of the past war urge us to be vigilant, and the Russian Armed Forces are capable of repelling any potential aggression. But to effectively combat terrorism, extremism, neo-Nazism, and other threats, consolidation of the entire international community is necessary.feedback

Vladimir Putin

The people of France have elected you to the highest office in your country in challenging times for Europe and the international community in general. The growing threat of terrorism and violent extremism goes hand in hand with the escalation of local conflicts and the destabilization of entire regions. Against this backdrop, overcoming mutual distrust and joining efforts to ensure international stability and security is especially important.feedback

Mathieu Laine

By defeating Marine Le Pen and winning the French presidency, the centrist can help bring an end to the age of anger that has fuelled European extremism. French election 2017: latest news and reaction.feedback

Delcy Rodriguez

President Maduro has made a big call to national dialogue. They are not peaceful, the opposition leaders share big responsibility in these acts of extremism and vandalism.feedback

Adel Al-Jubeir

The President's first foreign trip will be to a Muslim country. Thank you Mohammed bin Salman and welcome President Trump. The administration has released them and they're in the process now of working on the notification to the US Congress. It's a very clear message to the world that the US and the Arab Muslim countries can form a partnership. It will lead to, we believe, enhanced cooperation between the US and Arab and Islamic countries in combating terrorism and extremism and it will change the conversation with regards to America's relationship with the Arab and Islamic world.feedback

Mohammed bin Salman

How to talk with a person or a regime that has a firm conviction that its system is based on an ideology of extremism enshrined in its Constitution and stipulated in the command of Khomeini. Reaching the Qiblah of Muslims is a main goal for the Iranian regime. We will not wait until the battle becomes in Saudi Arabia but we will work to have the battle in Iran rather than in Saudi Arabia. This Fund will help to target many sectors inside and outside Saudi Arabia, and one of the most important sectors is the mining sector.feedback

Paul Waldman

Given all their shenanigans over the past eight years - the government shutdown, the threats to default on America’s debts and throw the global economy into chaos, the frenzied hatred directed at Barack Obama, the growing ideological extremism, the general sentiment toward burning the government down - the Republican Congress is about the last institution from which you would expect responsibility and restraint.feedback

Simon Milner

Nothing is more important to us than people's safety on Facebook. That is why we have quick and easy ways for people to report content, so that we can review, and if necessary remove, it from our platform. We agree with the Committee that there is more we can do to disrupt people wanting to spread hate and extremism online. That's why we are working closely with partners, including experts at Kings College, London, and at the Institute for Strategic Dialogue, to help us improve the effectiveness of our approach.feedback

Simon Milner

We agree with the Committee that there is more we can do to disrupt people wanting to spread hate and extremism online. That's why we are working closely with partners, including experts at Kings College, London, and at the Institute for Strategic Dialogue, to help us improve the effectiveness of our approach. We look forward to engaging with the new Government and parliament on these important issues after the election.feedback

Yvette Cooper

These are among the biggest, richest and cleverest companies in the world, and their services have become a crucial part of people's lives. This isn't beyond them to solve, yet they are failing to do so. They continue to operate as platforms for hatred and extremism without even taking basic steps to make sure they can quickly stop illegal material, properly enforce their own community standards, or keep people safe. It is blindingly obvious that they have a responsibility to proactively search their platforms for illegal content, particularly when it comes to terrorist organisations.feedback

Hassan Rouhani

Iranians will prove to the world at the May 19 election that the era of violence, extremism and pressures in our country is over and Iran is pursuing the path of reason.feedback

Robert Hannigan - Government Communications Headquarters

The extremists of Isis use messaging and social media services such as Twitter, Facebook and WhatsApp, and a language their peers understand. GCHQ and its sister agencies, MI5 and the Secret Intelligence Service, cannot tackle these challenges at scale without greater support from the private sector. Increasingly services not only host the material of violent extremism or child exploitation, but are the routes for the facilitation of crime and terrorism.feedback

Usman Raja

This is fighting. When you are in the prison environment that these guys are coming from, you are validating yourself in that arena with violence. When I first embraced Islam, the first sense that I got was a sense of brotherhood, you know? And certain individuals, they would exploit that.feedback

Jordan Horner

When you enter a prison system and you're already notorious for certain actions and certain situations, there was not that sense that I was vulnerable and people were trying to radicalise me.feedback

Najib Razak

We do not want our citizens to be marginalised in the age of extremism and radicalisation. We know that those who see no hope in their own societies are more prone to the siren calls of terrorists who can and (do) exploit their vulnerability and fill them with their lies. The neglected underclass of those who felt left behind by economic growth, prosperity and globalisation can overturn elections and political systems.feedback

Natalie Nougayrède

Yes, nationalism is resurgent; but if Emmanuel Macron wins on 7 May, it will show that there is appetite for robust centrism too. Britain should take note. George Orwell once wrote that the British were not sufficiently interested in intellectual matters to be intolerant about them. The French, on the other hand, enjoy nothing less than a high-minded, lofty debate over abstract concepts – or so it is believed. The British ask: “It works in theory, but does it work in practice?” The French ask: “It works in practice, but does it work in theory?” So the joke goes.feedback

Sophie Richardson - Human Rights Watch

This is just the latest in a slew of new regulations restricting religious freedom in the name of countering 'religious extremism'. These policies are blatant violations of domestic and international protections on the rights to freedom of belief and expression. If the government is serious about bringing stability and harmony to the region as it claims, it should roll back - not double down on - repressive policies. This is the latest absurd restriction that the Chinese government has imposed on people in Xinjiang.feedback

Sophie Richardson - Human Rights Watch

These policies are blatant violations of domestic and international protections on the rights to freedom of belief and expression. Violent incidents and ethnic tensions in Xinjiang have been on the rise in recent years, but the government's farcically repressive policies and punishments are hardly solutions. Instead, they are only going to deepen resentment among Uyghurs. If the government is serious about bringing stability and harmony to the region as it claims, it should roll back - not double down on - repressive policies.feedback

Emmanuel Macron

Extremism can only bring misfortune and division to France. We are clearly turning a page of French political life.feedback

Brendan Cox

A year on from my wife’s death, and just a week after the end of another divisive general election campaign, The Great Get Together will be just what Britain needs. Since my wife, the MP Jo Cox, was murdered last June, I have put my energies into two things. First, and by far the most important, giving our kids all the love and comfort possible, however much we are all hurting. I can’t bring back their mum, but I can do my best to fill their lives with joy and adventure. The second thing that keeps me going is fighting the hatred and extremism that killed her.feedback

Natalie Nougayrède

Leftwingers and ultra-conservatives could yet hand the French presidency to the Front National candidate – by refusing to back Emmanuel Macron on 7 May. Many will have felt a huge sense of relief at the outcome of yesterday’s vote in the French presidential race – I certainly did. But to say the battle has been won against extremism and demagoguery, in this key test for liberal democracy in Europe, would be a daring assumption. Two weeks remain before the 7 May run-off, and that can be a long time in politics.feedback

Moshe Kantor

We call on all democrats to rally together to prevent Madame Le Pen from winning in the second round, which would be a prize for extremism and intolerance and a dark day for France.feedback

François Fillon

Extremism can can only bring unhappiness and division to France. There is no other choice than to vote against the far right. I will vote for Emmanuel Macron. I consider it my duty to tell you this frankly. It is up to you to reflect on what is best for your country, and for your children.feedback

François Fillon

Extremism can only bring about the misfortune and division of France.feedback

Sam Gyimah

Any form of extremism must be defeated wherever it is found, and it is right that we separate those who pose the greatest risk in order to limit their influence over other prisoners. These centres are a crucial part of our wider strategy to help tackle extremism in prisons and ensure the safety and security of both our prisons and the wider public.feedback

Jennifer Rubin

Don’t get me wrong: Some of the better appointments President Trump has made are generals or lieutenant generals (e.g. H.R. McMaster). In part, that’s because other picks suffer from egregious inexperience and ideological extremism. The lesson here should not be that generals make good civilian leaders. To the contrary, we are already seeing that a record number of generals in Cabinet-level ranks has its downsides.feedback

Sarah Posner

In nearly every tale of White House intrigue about the simmering battle between the Bannonites and Trump’s more “establishment” advisors, Ivanka Trump is cast as a moderating influence on her father. She and her husband Jared Kushner are constantly portrayed as a kind of collective voice of calm, poise, and reason, who are prevailing over the tempestuous Stephen Bannon and his efforts to push President Trump over the edge of the precipice of extremism.feedback

Frederic Michael

Unlike in the U.S., the idea of having a strong leader, a protector of the country, is not among the traits that is most desired for the president of the country. We want him first of all to be honest, and then we want him to be competent, and then to have the stature of a president.feedback

Mubaraz Ahmed

It could help them in their election push. But it's wrong for politicians to play along these lines, not only because it's a divisive tactic but also because even if they were to follow through with those policies, I don't think they would offer any great protection against the spread of extremism.feedback

Marc Ginsberg

[The Russians] have heard all these arguments before from the Americans. And they don't think that Mr. Tillerson has much behind him to show that he can compel the Russians to do anything. Even though Assad ultimately may be expendable, Russia has an enormous strategic stake in the Assad regime. The United States has no real stake in the future of Syria, provided that we're able to eliminate the threat of extremism that is ISIS as well as the remnants of a resurgent Al-Qaeda inside Syria. If the Russians have doubled down to support Assad, the Iranians have tripled down.feedback

Ralf Jaeger

We are investigating in every direction ... the background is completely open and is in the dark. It could be left-wing extremism or right-wing extremism. It could be the violent fan scene, it could be Islamic extremism.feedback

Abdel Fattah el-Sisi

Today, a decision was taken to form a higher committee for combating terrorism and extremism in Egypt. It will be formed by a law, allowing this committee to take control of the whole situation.feedback

Magnus Ranstorp

I'm sure he'll use the issue. There's no denying we have issues and problems, but it needs to be put in proportion. It is a general problem that they need to sort out logistically. But it's unhelpful to conflate the two. Extremism is relatively risk-free in Sweden because there is no judicial punishment. There is very short sentencing. And in terms of prevention, the returnees that come back are only sought up by security services.feedback

Hassan Rouhani

The tragedy of Khan Sheikhoun is horrifying and must be condemned. It reminds Iranians, victim of chemical weapons for years, the attacks in Sardasht. US aggression against Shayrat strengthens regional extremism and terror, and global lawlessness and instability, and must be condemned. I call on the world to reject such policies, which bring only destruction and danger to the region and the globe.feedback

Hassan Abu Haniyeh

The Taliban, Ansar al-Sharia, ISIS and other movements don't need to prove if they have a good way of ruling.feedback

Monther Altiti

I told him, how do you feel when you're climbing or hiking? You think of nothing, right? Next time you're angry, go outside, close your eyes, breathe and count to 10. Amazing that he's doing it.feedback

Jane MacPhail

You detach. You become more impulsive, and you rationalize actions against your values in order to fill your need for belonging. We work on reattaching young people's hearts and heads.feedback

Abdallah Hijazi

People are scared of these guys on the streets. They're lost, like any Jordanian guy. They need a place to feel safe being themselves.feedback

Hunter Keith - Mercy Corps

The pitch that ISIS gives to young, Arab, Muslim males is one they hear from no one else: You belong here. You, specifically, are our greatest strength.feedback

Hassan Abu Haniyeh

Most Arab people want an Islamic state to take control. They dream of this utopia of dignity, justice and righteousness.feedback

Nikki Haley

The number one priority is defeating terrorism. But we want to stay true to our values. I don't think the administration is backing away from human rights, because they are supporting me speaking about it. It really is intended to do, respectfully – what do we need to watch for? What are the issues that lead to conflict? How do we allow extremism to come in because of the vulnerabilities of the human rights conflicts? And so we think that's incredibly important. America has always been the country that has prided itself on valuing all lives, and that's not going to change.feedback

Michele Dunne

Sissi's brutal repression has made Egypt a mass-production facility for violent extremism. Sissi supports the regime of Assad … and has offered unqualified endorsement of Russia's increasing military presence throughout the Middle East. … His state-manipulated media is filled with anti-Western diatribes, and Americans working in Egypt, and Egyptians who work with Western organizations, have faced trumped-up charges under increasingly harsh laws criminalizing not only funding but even contacts between Egyptians and foreigners.feedback

Sam Gyimah

Extremism is a danger to society and a threat to public safety. It is right we come together to bolster our response to the threats posed by radicalisation behind bars, and give our hard-working staff the skills and knowledge they need to keep our prisons and communities safe. This new team will lead this strand of important work to help combat and defeat terrorist threats posed by offenders in the prison estate and in the community. By countering the poisonous and repugnant activities of extremists, we will help ensure the safe running of our prisons and keep the public safe.feedback

James Blessing

This may be just a way to impress on industry that the government means business here.feedback

Bill O'Reilly

Although many Americans disagree with her extremism at times, she deserves a hearing and she should not be marginalized by political opponents. In fact, I made that mistake this morning on 'Fox and Friends.' I said in a simple jest that the congressman's hair distracted me. Well, that was stupid. I apologize. That is not patriotism, madam. That is demagoguery.feedback

Muriel Domenach

The best counter-narrative is military victory, to start with. With military victory, Daesh would lose a lot of its dark allure. I'm not a strong believer in de-radicalization. I'm not a strong believer in deprogramming someone. I don't think that such a thing as creating a new man or a new woman ever worked. I don't think you make someone come back to the way they were.feedback

Mohammed Momani

The absence of justice for the Palestinian people is a major and fundamental reason for the instability of the region and creates an environment for extremism and terrorism.feedback

Theresa May

I can confirm police have searched six addresses and made eight arrests in Birmingham and London. It is still believed this attacker acted alone and police have no reason to believe there are imminent further attacks on the public. His identity is known to the police and MI5. When operational considerations allow he will be publicly identified. What I can confirm is the man was British born and that some years ago he was once investigated by MI5 in relation to concerns about violent extremism. He was a peripheral figure. The case is historic. He is not part of the current intelligence picture.feedback

Theresa May

It is still believed that this attacker acted alone, and the police have no reason to believe there are imminent further attacks on the public. What I can confirm is that some years ago - he was once investigated in relation to concerns about violent extremism. He was a peripheral figure. The case is historic - he was not part of the current intelligence picture. There was no prior intelligence of his intent - or of the plot. Intensive investigations continue. Our working assumption is that the attacker was inspired by Islamist ideology.feedback

Khalid Masood

The government and security services are doing everything they can and it is clear that social media companies can and must do more.feedback

Boris Johnson

I do think the responsibility for this most lies with the internet providers, with those that are responsible for great social media companies. They have got to look at the stuff that is going up on their sites. They have got to take steps to invigilate it and to take it down where they can.feedback

Theresa May

The man was British-born and –some years ago–he was once investigated in relation to concerns about violent extremism. He was a peripheral figure. The case is historic- he was not part of the current intelligent picture. There was no prior intelligence of his intent–or of the plot. Intensive investigations continue.feedback

Theresa May

It is believed this attacker acted alone. The man was British-born and had been investigated by MI5 over extremism fears.feedback

Brendan Cox

We have to remember that the person who did this is no more representative of British Muslims that the person that killed Jo is representative of people from Yorkshire. This is an extremist, we have to tackle that extremism, we have to fight it with everything that we have but the way that we will do that, the way that we will defeat it is together and not by turning on ourselves. These people won't win, they're not going to defeat our country by driving a car down a bridge and mowing down pedestrians. The only way they'll win is if they sow discord and they drive us against each other.feedback

Mohammed Kozbar

The killing of innocent victims should be condemned by everyone. We must stand together against those people who would use this incident to spread extremist views and also those who would spread fear and hate within our society. Hopefully, this will unite us against all kinds of extremism, hate and racism.feedback

Theresa May

In addition to two Britons admitted to hospital, we know the victims include three French children, two Romanian, four South Koreans, one German, one Polish, one Irish, one Chinese, one Italian, one American and two Greeks. What I can confirm is that the man was British-born and that some years ago he was once investigated by MI5 in relation to concerns about violent extremism. He was a peripheral figure. The case is historic. He was not part of the current intelligence picture. There was no prior intelligence of his intent or of the plot.feedback

Ted Cantle

We know that contact between groups improves tolerance and breaks down prejudice – and will even contribute to tackling extremism. But we appear to be going in the opposite direction. We cannot do very much about residential segregation – people cannot be moved from one area to another. So schools are our best chance for integration. But instead, schools appear to be compounding the problem and slowly dismantling the bridges.feedback

Robert Buckland - Citi

It's about drawing the line in the right place, not what they believe is the right place, so … if we have to put legislation through the House, so be it.feedback

Yvette Cooper

Ministers need to tell us what action they plan to take. It should not be beyond the wit of Google to use one of their much-feted search engines or algorithms to remove this illegal material.feedback

Gordon Brown

The patriotic way means that Scotland is not caught between a die-hard conservatism that denies the Scottish Parliament the powers it needs and a hard-line nationalism that throws away the resources we secure from being part of the union. Most of all, a new third option can unify our country and end the bitter and divisive yes-versus-no conflict that will continue to rip us apart. It is time to transcend the bitter division and extremism of an inflexible, die-hard conservatism at war with an intransigent and even more hardline nationalism.feedback

Gordon Brown

Tory and nationalist extremism should not rob us of a third option that can give the Scottish people more powers, offer honest answers about how we can pay for our public services and, faced with the post-Brexit threat to our employment and industry, address the urgent issue of how we create new jobs by exporting and trading successfully with Europe and the rest of the world. Most of all, a new third option can unify our country and end the bitter and divisive yes-versus-no conflict that will continue to rip us apart.feedback

Michael Sapin

Voters from the left, right and center will know to react with one concern – put Mrs. Le Pen on the side, reassure what France is, its principles but also reassure from an economic, financial, budgetary, European point of view. Reassure on the future of the euro, reassure on all these points and we will have the opportunity to do so. We need to show to the rest of the world that the extreme right, extreme right-wing nationalism, extremism, including xenophobic extremism is not France and we should all unite to put them aside.feedback

Stephane Dujarric - United Nations

Abrupt funding cuts can force the adoption of ad hoc measures that will undermine the impact of longer-term reform efforts. The Secretary-General fully subscribes to the necessity to effectively combat terrorism, but believes that it requires more than military spending. There is also a need to address the underlying drivers of terrorism through continuing investments in conflict prevention, conflict resolution, countering violent extremism, peacekeeping, peacebuilding, sustainable and inclusive development, enhancement and respect for human rights, and timely responses to humanitarian crises.feedback

Francois Hollande

"The values of openness, respect for others and a faith in Europe's future are the only true response to the nationalist impulses and isolationism that are shaking the world,"feedback

François Fillon

We were all being told this was going to be a triumph for the extreme right. And yet again the outcome shows that it's the (political) center and right that provide the best bulwark against populism and extremism.feedback

Christopher S. Murphy

A progressive foreign policy isn't just looking at the back-end of terrorism, but is also looking at the front-end of terrorism. And at the front-end of terrorism is bad U.S. military policy in the Middle East, is the Saudi funding of a very intolerant brand of Islam that becomes the building block of extremism, and poverty and political instability. I appreciate a president who is willing to ask some big questions about the prior rules of the game when it came to how the United States funds or directs foreign policy.feedback

Mark Rutte

The Netherlands said 'Whoa! Stop!' to the wrong kind of populism. We want to stick to the course we have - safe and stable and prosperous. It is the third elections after Brexit, after the American elections. We have the upcoming French and German elections. And this is a chance for a big democracy like the Netherlands to make a point - to stop this toppling over of the domino stones of the wrong sort of populism.feedback

Yvette Cooper

We all use social media all the time – it does wonderful things, but it can also be used to poison and destroy people's lives. These are incredibly powerful organisations. They are able to analyse algorithms and behaviour in a sophisticated way in order to target potential consumers with adverts. It's time they used more of that power, money and technology to deal with hate crime.feedback

Gijs De Vries

Wilders' competitors compete with him by embracing some of his ideas without the extremism Wilders purports. At local level most people get along with their neighbours. Muslims, Christians, non-believers or Buddhists. But I think there are many genuine concerns from people who feel their neighbourhoods are no longer the environment they knew when they grew up as children.feedback

Wu Shimin

The roots of the Hui are in China. To discuss religious consciousness, we must first discuss Chinese consciousness. To discuss the feelings of minorities, we must first discuss the feelings of the Chinese people.feedback

Li Jianhua

What the Islamic State and extremists push is jihad, terror, violence. This is why we see Trump targeting Muslims in a travel ban. It doesn't matter whether anti-Muslim policy is in the interests of the U.S. or it promotes stability, it's about preventing religious extremism from seeping into all of American culture.feedback

Jonathan Freedland

A decade haunted by mass poverty, violent extremism and world war gives us one crucial advantage: the chance to learn the era’s lessons and avoid its mistakes. Even to mention the 1930s is to evoke the period when human civilisation entered its darkest, bloodiest chapter. No case needs to be argued; just to name the decade is enough. It is a byword for mass poverty, violent extremism and the gathering storm of world war. “The 1930s” is not so much a label for a period of time than it is rhetorical shorthand – a two-word warning from history.feedback

Hannah Stuart

As we continue to improve our policing of Islamism-inspired terrorism – the prevalent national security threat of our age – we should be aware that the vast majority of UK-based terrorists do not act alone. This research shows that the overwhelming majority are part of wider networks, formed online and in person, with family and friends – and most have been radicalised here in the UK.feedback

Hannah Stuart

This report poses some particular challenges for the authorities. While it confirms widely held conceptions, such as the majority of UK terror offenders are young males, it also highlights new threats that have developed since the millennium. Our security services will be particularly concerned that the major threat continues to be home-grown – and that females are playing an ever-increasing role in terrorism. Such a high concentration of offenders in London and Birmingham will also focus the minds of policymakers when it comes to deciding where to target our counter-terrorism efforts.feedback

Nava Nuraniyah

On the other hand, though, Salafi ulama [scholars] in Indonesia are among the most vocal opponents of extremism.feedback

Nava Nuraniyah

We've been seeing some evidence of the transition from Salafism to extremism among female extremists of the ISIS generation.feedback

Jesus Dureza

We grieve as we strongly condemn the barbaric beheading of yet another kidnap victim. ...Terrorism has no place in a country like ours and we as a people must confront violent extremism every time it rears its ugly head. There must be a stop to this killing of the innocent and the helpless.feedback

Erna Solberg

That means they will distrust institutions, politicians, and maybe that is a bit of the aim ? to get people confused and increase the distrust.feedback

Erna Solberg

We are using one percent of our gross (domestic) product on development aid and conflict prevention, trying to solve problems around the world that lead to conflict and lead to the need for more military expenditure. There I think the Americans could follow a little bit better on. His basic view is to be against something -- Western values and Western ideas. It is a challenge. If you can't believe what's in the media, if you can't believe what you're reading, then there will be a lot of people who have distrust for everything.feedback

Erna Solberg

Creating jobs and job opportunities for young people in Europe, in Africa, is the most important part: that's the part of globalization that is important. We have to also be competitive, we have to make sure that we can create new jobs all around the world, because if large parts of our population don't have any hope for the future, and especially if young people don't have any hope for the future, they will be targets for extremists. That's the job of all political leaders.feedback

Eric T. Schneiderman

Abandoning efforts to counter violent white supremacist ideology is profoundly misguided and will endanger Americans.feedback

Robert Fico

Today we see people in the parliament and regional government using the fascist salute (...) we see statements challenging the results of the World War Two and the Holocaust on a daily basis.feedback

Hoda Hawa

That is concerning for us because they are targeting a faith group and casting it under a net of suspicion.feedback

Benjamin Netanyahu

Europe is facing a moment of truth. The issue is populism. What we are hearing from the U.S. encourages populism and even extremism. They are saying that Europe should not take immigrants, shouldn't stay together, not believe in climate change. Love thy neighbor' is part of this (American Christian) tradition, the act of helping others. We have signed international obligations, so welcoming refugees fleeing war and oppression forms part of our duties. President Trump is right. I built a wall along Israel's southern border. It stopped all illegal immigration. Great success. Great idea.feedback

Benjamin Netanyahu

Europe is facing a moment of truth. The issue is populism. What we are hearing from the U.S. encourages populism and even extremism. They are saying that Europe should not take immigrants, shouldn't stay together, not believe in climate change. We have signed international obligations, so welcoming refugees fleeing war and oppression forms part of our duties. The United States is responsible for the United States' policy on refugees.feedback

Mark Toner

Th?e United States remains committed to a political resolution to the Syrian crisis, which can bring about a more representative, peaceful, and united Syria, free of terrorism and extremism,?feedback

Ahmed Ali

This is the perfect time for the film. The army is fighting terrorism, extremism is on the rise, and people are calling for a renewal of religious discourse.feedback

Brian Levin

We are seeing the coarseness that exists in society generally, those embers, have crossed the fire lines to all parts of the racial, ethnic and ideological spectrum.feedback

Francois Hollande

Democracy, freedom, social rights, Europe and even peace, all of that becomes vulnerable, reversible. We saw it in the United Kingdom, with Brexit, and in the United States during the election in November. We see it across our continent, with the rise of extremism.feedback

Shannon Erwin

CVE predominantly targets Somalis, Muslims, and Arabs – falsely legitimizing hostility against these communities.feedback

Francois Hollande

As a Socialist, because that is my life's commitment, I cannot accept, I cannot come to terms with the dispersion of the left, with its splitting up. Because that would remove all hope of winning in the face of conservatism, and, worse yet, of extremism.feedback

Mohamed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani

If we will leave them as they are, people from Daesh can recruit them easily. They can start operations from there easily. It (Gaza) can transform also as a launching pad for extremism and for terrorism ... That's why we need to put an end to this.feedback

Milo Yiannopoulos

Who even knew the DoE [sic] had a counter-extremism unit? And that it wasn't set up to combat terrorism but rather to punish gays with the wrong opinions? Perhaps if I'd called the speech 'Muslims are awesome!' they'd have left us alone. Disgusted.feedback

Frank Hansel

I think due to the fact that America has a new leader maybe the latent anti-Americanism that there is in some parts of the German population, in the right end of the extremism left or the extremism right, maybe Donald Trump can change this mistrust.feedback

Frank Hansel

We are already the third party in the polls…The problem is the media, the media has told the Germans that our party is right wing or extremism populist, or whatever you call it, I think the same media-bashing that America experienced with Donald Trump we are facing.feedback

Bill Clinton

Hillary Clinton's plan will import generations of terrorism, extremism and radicalism into your schools and throughout your communities.feedback

Bob Goodlatte

It "defies logic and the law that she faces no consequences for jeopardizing national security.feedback

Irina Bokova - UNESCO

In the context of repeated violence against people and their heritage, this sentence of the International Criminal Court is a key element in the broader response to violent extremism.feedback

Mansour Hadi

We tell the whole world in very clear terms that extremism and sectarian terrorism sponsored by Iran in the region has created and will create a terrorism counter to that. We decided to move the central bank to the interim capital, Aden, in order to save what we could save so that the bank would not reach zero reserves.feedback

Bernhard Weidinger

In principle, party-leader Strache steered the FPÖ so far to the right, that personal as well as programmatic overlappings with extra-parliamentary right-wing extremism, and with neo-nazism, are almost inevitable. We consider the FPÖ an extreme right wing party.feedback

Jimmy Keyrouz

Our message is one of hope, and when people are hopeless and desperate, it becomes easier to turn to extremism. And in a world that is torn by wars and devastation, art is a mighty tool that helps us fight extremism and terrorism, so thank you to the academy for joining our fight. We take so many things for granted, like freedom of speech and expression, and in so many parts of the world, these are luxuries that must be fought for every day.feedback

Barack Obama

If we are honest, we know that no external power is going to be able to force different religious communities or ethnic communities to co-exist for long. Until basic questions are answered about how communities co-exist, the embers of extremism will continue to burn. Countless human beings will suffer.feedback

Bounnhang Vorachith - Association of Southeast Asian Nations

Multifaceted security challenges have occurred in many parts of the world, such as terrorism and extremism, natural disasters, climate change, migration crisis, trafficking in people, territorial disputes and armed conflicts. At the same time, although the global economy has gradually recovered, growth remains slow and fragile.feedback

John Kerry

Democracy, still provides the most resilient and reliable platform we have for preventing and responding to violent extremism ... to defeat terrorists, we must uphold, not betray, the democratic principles we cherish and they abhor. Bangladesh cannot truly meet the aspirations of its people and share prosperity if its workers are not safe and their rights are not ensured.feedback

John Podesta

Trump's newly installed brain trust. Republicans up and down the ticket are going to have to choose whether they want to be complicit in this lurch toward extremism or stand with voters who can't stomach it.feedback

Keith Vaz

Huge corporations like Google, Facebook and Twitter, with their billion-dollar incomes, are consciously failing to tackle this threat and passing the buck by hiding behind their supranational legal status, despite knowing that their sites are being used by the instigators of terror. The companies' failure to tackle this threat has left some parts of the internet ungoverned, unregulated and lawless.feedback

Harriet Harman

Providing a clear definition of extremism is a difficult task and the government has yet to succeed in doing it.feedback

Javad Zarif

We are very pleased to see that the relations between Turkey and Russia have improved. And now they are moving towards co-operation on the issues of a region, which is important to all these three countries (Iran, Turkey and Syria). Syria should develop its future. We're thinking that, we must stand against ISIS and al-Nusra's extremism together.feedback

Darsi Vazquez

A few years back, technology wasn't where it's at it now, so you couldn't see things like this happening like you see it now. I don't know if it's necessarily getting worse, but we're seeing it more now. We don't just see what's happening outside our window, we also see what's going on outside other people's window.feedback

Barack Obama

We're moving forward with the most significant reinforcement of our collective defense any time since the Cold War.feedback

Jens Stoltenberg - NATO

We are very close (to the target) and I'm certain that we will reach that level.feedback

Jens Stoltenberg - NATO

For our nations to be safe, it's not enough to keep our defenses strong, we must help to make our partners stronger. Training local forces is often our best weapon against violent extremism.feedback

Jan Jambon

We know that radicalism, violent extremism, is in a small minority of the Muslim community and it targets families.feedback

Dee Collins

We are aware of the speculation within the media in respect of the suspect's link to mental health services and this is a clear line of inquiry which we are pursuing. We are also aware of the inference within the media of the suspect being linked to right wing extremism which is again a priority line of inquiry which will help us establish the motive for the attack on Jo.feedback

Barack Obama

There's no magic to the phrase 'radical Islam'. It's a political talking point. It's not a strategy. And the reason I am careful about how I describe this threat has nothing to do with political correctness and everything to do with actually defeating extremism.feedback

Sadiq Khan

Donald Trump's views are ignorant, divisive and dangerous – it's the politics of fear at its worst and will be rejected at the ballot box just as it was in London. Sadiq has spent his whole life fighting extremism, but Trump's remarks make that fight much harder for us all – it plays straight into the extremists' hands and makes both our countries less safe.feedback

Doug Ducey

His death is a tragic reminder of the daily sacrifices made by our men and women in uniform – fighting evil and extremism on the front lines to protect freedom and democracy at home and throughout the world.feedback

Madeleine Albright

Well, I think it is different, but I do think that populism / nationalism are very dangerous forces, because they seem to be filled with not just extremism, but based on the fact that you hate somebody else. It's one thing to be proud of who you are, your identity. It's another to decide that the people who live next door to you are unacceptable.feedback

Mariwan Naqshbandi

Through Friday preaches we now try, with the help of enlightened imams, to make our people understand the tolerance of Islam, and to reject extremism. The Islamic scholars here also visit the local prisons that hold many ISIL militants, to try to change the minds of these lost youths and to bring them back onto the right track.feedback

Brandy Donini-Melanson

I wouldn't call this a failure. Let us get to a point where we have some funded programs and where there is some level of measurement to determine whether these efforts are successful or not.feedback

Borge Brende

It shows that one is vulnerable when it comes to violent extremism and terrorism in all of North Africa.feedback

Ash Carter

Our focus here is going to be on counter-ISIL and that campaign will go on because ISIL must be defeated, will be defeated, whatever happens with the Syrian civil war. But it certainly would help to de-fuel extremism if the Syrian civil war came to an end.feedback

Abbas Akhoundi

Our first measure will be a contract with Airbus for 114 new aircraft, which will soon be signed and we will release more details after striking the deal. We could have the first fleet of these airplanes in Iran before 21 March.feedback

Paolo Gentiloni

We maintained a good level of contact, so we can say today, Italy is not returning to Iran, as our institutions, our companies, never really left the country.feedback

Hassan Rouhani

We are ready to welcome investment, welcome technology and create a new export market.feedback

Hassan Rouhani

Under the new conditions, we want to export 30 per cent of what we produce in Iran. If we want to combat extremism in the world, if we want to fight terror, one of the roads before us is providing growth and jobs. Lack of growth creates forces for terrorism. Unemployment creates soldiers for terrorists.feedback

Paolo Gentiloni

We are not looking at simple reactivation of our cooperation with Iran, but rather a comprehensive relaunch of a strategic alliance.feedback

David Cameron

Someone can move to here with very basic English and there's no requirement to improve it over time. We will change that. We will now say: if you don't improve your fluency, that could affect your ability to stay in the UK.feedback

Adam Deen

It (extremism) was normalised for me, to enter a conversation and sit with people, talking about potentially performing a terrorist act in London. I look back now and think, what the hell was I doing?' But then it just felt normal. The West were attacking Muslims, they were our enemy.feedback

Adam Deen

We need to stop people going on this journey to extremism. And that requires a theological reform. The very way we understand Islam, the way we understand the world through the Islamic lens, needs to change.feedback

Daniel Byman - The Brookings Institution

The Islamic State might call for attacks in the West, but it has focused its own money, fighters, and suicide bombers on defeating its enemies in the Middle East. The refugees themselves, fleeing war and extremism, are not strong supporters of the most violent groups: if they were, they would have stayed in Iraq or Syria.feedback

Sabrina Goldman

When she compares prayers in the streets to the German occupation, Marine Le Pen is in fact summoning up hatred. She is laying the Muslim community open to victimisation, in the usual style that the National Front employs, via fantasies, fear, waving the red flag of extremism, and this rebounds on the whole Muslim community.feedback

Charlie Winter

Though there are some commendable efforts being undertaken by counter violent extremism practitioners and civil society organisations, they are dwarfed in size by ISIL's media behemoth, which produces on average 38 individual batches of propaganda each day – videos, photo essays, articles and audio programmes.feedback

Iyad Shamse

There is no Islamic State in this area. The Russians are applying great pressure on the revolution. This will strengthen terrorism, everyone will head towards extremism. Any support for Assad in this way is strengthening terrorism.feedback

Benjamin Netanyahu

Shira was a brave girl. She was murdered by a vile person because she supported the simple notion that everyone has the right to live their lives respectfully and with security. The despicable murderer who stabbed Shira and five others tried to undermine this fundamental value, the basic values on which our society is built – social equality and individual rights that we sanctify.feedback

Benjamin Netanyahu

Israel's absolute commitment is to fight this evil, to find the perpetrators and bring them to justice. We have to calm spirits and recommit ourselves to our joint battle against terrorism and extremism.feedback

David Cameron

Government needs to start asking searching questions about social housing to promote integration and avoid segregated social housing estates where people living there are from the same, single minority ethnic background.feedback

David Cameron

Areas of cities and towns like Bradford and Oldham continue to be some of the most segregated parts of our country. It's no coincidence that these are some of the places where community relations have historically been most tense, where poisonous far-right and Islamist extremists desperately try to stoke tension and foster division.feedback

David Cameron

There is a danger in some of our communities that you can go your whole life and have little to do with people from other faiths and backgrounds. So, when groups like ISIL seek to rally our young people to their poisonous cause, it can offer them a sense of belonging that they can lack here at home.feedback

Adeela Suleman

It's like reading, if you capitulate, if you read it all the time, then somewhere it does leave a mark and especially on young minds, especially our children who are trying to find their way. That's why. If you talk the language of hatred, hatred will be spread. If you talk about love, love will be spread.feedback

Khaled Akasheh

What we say, what we teach, what we write, what we preach, should be against extremism and violence, and at the same time call strongly to building justice.feedback

Dimitry Safonov

Unfortunately our voice was not heard, the position was not supported. Maybe if there had been backing at the time, extremism would not be as widespread as it is today.feedback

Barack Obama

We're going to discuss our shared future, the global economy that creates jobs and opportunity, maintaining a strong and prosperous European Union, forging new trade partnerships across the Atlantic, standing up to Russian aggression in Ukraine, combating threats from violent extremism to climate change.feedback

Mohammed Shaikhibrahim - Euronews

The creation of this force is imperative to fight extremism and terrorism which is spreading in the Arab world, but the question of how to put these steps into practice is still facing a lot of difficulties, notably the deep political differences between Arab regimes.feedback

Stefan Grobe - Euronews

There seems to be a newly-found sense of urgency among governments to fight violent extremism as a global scourge. The recent atrocities by ISIL and its supporters have certainly helped forging that determination. As Jordan's foreign minister has put it: 'Every one of us is a target.feedback

Barack Obama

When peaceful democratic change is impossible, it feeds into the terrorists' propaganda that violence is the only answer available.feedback

Stefan Grobe - Euronews

The Obama administration is hammering home the point that this fight goes far beyond the immediate threat by ISIL. It's about discrediting voices of hatred and extremism across the board in our cities and communities. This is a task for civil society that will certainly outlast all governments represented here at the summit.feedback

Lina Gotterman

I think it's important that we show that this is a very very important thing that we can have our expression, free expression, and that Jews can be allowed as well as Christians as well as Muslims, as well as all religions.feedback

Diego Giuliani - Euronews

Given the recent tragic events in France, I can't avoid asking you about the attack against Charlie Hebdo. First of all: what are you feelings, right now?feedback

Tareq al-Hashemi

The international community should not blame us, they should blame themselves, they should blame Maliki. When they rendered him the support in 2010 we were the winners…At the end of the day we discovered that the US collaborated with Iran to support Maliki. And this is what happened. The time has come for the international community to step in and help the Iraqis to get together and rectify the historical mistakes in order to establish a civil inclusive state which puts all Iraqis, irrespective of their roots, on an equal footing, with equal responsibilities, and rights.feedback

Ghulam Murtaza

No outside forces should be allowed to enter Pakistani territory. If any country has carried out an operation inside our territory, it is against our sovereignty. We should not give permission to anyone to do that.feedback

Anders Fogh Rasmussen - NATO

It's not NATO as an alliance, but individual NATO allies are engaged. What you see now is really how much the international community as such is concerned about this situation and the spread of extremism and terrorism. It requires a unified response from the international community across traditional lines of division.feedback

Yair Lapid

Israelis have said 'No' to a politics of fear and hatred, No' to splitting into tribes or groups divided by interest, No' to extremism and an anti-democracy.feedback

Saeb Erekat

We appreciate the Europeans being payers, but we want the Europeans to be players. I'm not saying that because I woke up one morning and felt my conscience in love with Europe. I'm talking about geo-politics, talking about history, talking about interests. And if we need to dry the swamp of extremism in our region, we need to dry the swamp of this reoccupation. We believe that Europe should be the main partner, the main player, and that's what we're working on all the time.feedback

Mahmoud Abbas

We reaffirm the peaceful aspect of our initiative because we reject violence and terror in all its aspects, especially state terrorism as well as the terror perpetrated by armed settlers. We will abort their wishes: we won't fall into the trap of extremism.feedback

Gordon Brown

Terrorism is not a cause. It is a crime. And it is a crime against humanity and there should be no safe haven and no hiding place for those who practice terrorist violence or preach terrorist extremism. Ladies and gentlemen, in Iraq we have duties to discharge and responsibilities to keep.feedback

Tony Blair

A major part of the answer to Iraq lies not in Iraq itself, but outside it, in the whole of the region where the same forces are at work, where the roots of this global terrorism are to be found, where the extremism flourishes with propaganda that maybe indeed is totally false but is nevertheless attractive to much of the Arab street.feedback

Francois Chinac

Every year 11 million young people enter the job market in Africa. They don't all find jobs and very often this problem radicalises them and pushes them into extremism.feedback

Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz

All those ingredients push young people towards extremism, towards desolation, it's effectively that….feedback

Jacques Chirac

France rejects extremism, racism, anti-Semitism, we respect the individual. In our history we have seen the damage extremism does, it divides, it perverts, it is poison.feedback

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