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Emmanuel Macron
We (EU) are too slow to provide an adequate and fully coordinated response to the threat. France, along with the United Kingdom, has taken the initiative in the fight against jihadist propaganda on the internet and we will maintain this pressure, we will increase it vis-à-vis the main operators (Internet) but that I consider insufficient.feedback
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NEW Oct 18 2017
In this page you'll find all points of view published about Extremism. You'll find 369 quotes on this page. You can filter them by date and by a person’s name. The 4 people who have been quoted more about Extremism are: Theresa May, David Cameron, Donald J. Trump and Mak Chishty. Theresa May specifically said: “We need a fundamental shift in the scale and nature of our response – both from industry and governments – if we are to match the evolving nature of terrorists' use of the internet. This is a global problem that transcends national interests. Governments must work with and support the efforts of industry and civil society if we are to achieve real and continuing progress and prevent the spread of extremism and terrorist use of cyberspace. In order to succeed, we must be united in our determination to fight terrorist exploitation of the internet.”.
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Boris Johnson

I believe we will eventually find a cure for the psychological contamination of radical Islamist extremism. Just as we have eradicated smallpox and polio.feedback

Justin Trudeau

The Government of Canada and Canadians stand with the people of Edmonton after the terrorist attack on Saturday that sent an Edmonton Police Service officer to (the) hospital and injured a number of innocent people who were out to cheer on their football team and to enjoy an evening in their city. We cannot -- and will not -- let violent extremism take root in our communities. We know that Canada's strength comes from our diversity, and we will not be cowed by those who seek to divide us or promote fear.feedback

Rod Knecht

He was in a struggle for his life, holding onto his gun with one hand and blocking the knife with the other. It's a testament to his experience and his training that he survived the confrontation.feedback

Robert Peston - iTv

This is true of both left and right. Labour women face appalling abuse and Tory women face appalling abuse. It's quite difficult to say that this is to do with Corbyn, or the far left. This is to do with an era in which there is more extremism on both sides.feedback

Norman Ornstein - CBS News

The Republican Party has become an insurgent outlier – ideologically extreme; contemptuous of the inherited social and economic policy regime; scornful of compromise; unpersuaded by conventional understanding of facts, evidence and science; and dismissive of the legitimacy of its political opposition, It's Even Worse Than It Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided With the New Politics of Extremism.feedback

Zia Alonto Adiong

This part of the Philippines is fertile ground to plant violent extremism. There is a narrative of social injustice that is strong. Young people are fed up with the peace process and nothing concrete or sustainable has developed.feedback

Alexander Gauland

The 'refugees welcome' policy of Angela Merkel alienated a lot of people, a lot of voters, as you can see in the demonstrations against Merkel. We call it 'Merkel muss weg' demonstrations, or 'Merkel must go'. We have nothing to do with the extremism. We have nothing to do with violence against people.feedback

Martin Klepper

Germans are very wary or careful about extremism after the Nazis. Right-wing extremism is not really acceptable nor is too much in the other direction.feedback

Theresa May

We need a fundamental shift in the scale and nature of our response – both from industry and governments – if we are to match the evolving nature of terrorists' use of the internet. This is a global problem that transcends national interests. Governments must work with and support the efforts of industry and civil society if we are to achieve real and continuing progress and prevent the spread of extremism and terrorist use of cyberspace. In order to succeed, we must be united in our determination to fight terrorist exploitation of the internet.feedback

Hassan Rouhani

The United States government should explain to its own people why, after spending billions of dollars of the assets of the people of America and of our region, instead of contributing to peace and stability, it has only brought war, misery, poverty and the rise of terrorism and extremism to the region.feedback

Robert Blackie

If you report pornography for example, it gets removed very quickly. The biggest challenge is that the government hasn't defined what extremist content is.feedback

Jim Killock - Open Rights Group

Mistakes will inevitably be made – by removing the wrong content and by missing extremist material. Automated takedowns will have a wide-reaching effect on the content we see, although not necessarily on the spread of extremist ideas as terrorists will switch to using other platforms.feedback

Monika Bickert - Facebook

AI has begun to help us identify terrorist imagery at the time of upload so we can stop the upload, understand text-based signals for terrorist support, remove terrorist clusters and related content, and detect new accounts created by repeat offenders.feedback

Kent Walker - Google

The "larger problem is you can't necessarily catch everything on the entirety of the internet... The challenge is, while machine learning is a powerful tool, it's still relatively early in its evolution.feedback

Matt Smith

We've talked about the risks of radicalization for years, and the writing was on the wall for some sort of militant activity. In our view, the best way to deal with risks of extremism and radicalization is to promote and respect the rights of the Rohingya, which is not what the Myanmar military is doing.feedback

Michael Kugelman

The fact that the state, to this point, has not stood in the way of this political party's formation gives the lie to the idea that Pakistan's powers-that-be are engaged in a full-court blitz against terror and extremism of all stripes.feedback

Theresa May

The police and the security services are obviously doing all the work to discover the full circumstances of this cowardly attack. The threat of terrorism we face is severe but together, by working together, we will defeat them. We are dealing with not just the terrorist threat but with the extremism and the hate that can actually incite that terrorism. We are looking very carefully at the powers that our police and security services have to make sure they have the powers they need.feedback

Mallory Quigley

We want to see Democrats see this extremism on this issue as a political vulnerability.feedback

George Melloan

The party’s environmental extremism puts it at odds with working people whose aspiration is prosperity.feedback

Richard Kemp

The army has a very strong ethos of dealing with criminal activity, it is not just brushed under the carpet. It is very important that any kind of extremism is deal with because soldiers have access to material that can be very dangerous - they have access to weapons, ammunition, explosives and it is very important that they are carefully monitored.feedback

Jimmy Fallon

Even though 'The Tonight Show' isn't a political show, it's my responsibility to stand up against intolerance and extremism as a human being. What happened over the weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, was just disgusting. I was watching the news like everyone else, and you're seeing Nazi flags and torches and white supremacists, and I was sick to my stomach.feedback

Wallace Loh

These are fraught times on our campus, across the nation and around the world. It is on all of us to stand up and fight racism, extremism and hate. They are cancers in our body politic.feedback

Richard Cohen

Like George and Amal Clooney, we were shocked by the size, ugliness, and ferocity of the white supremacist gathering in Charlottesville. It was a reflection of just how much Trump's incendiary campaign and presidency has energized the radical right. We are deeply grateful to the Clooney Foundation for standing with us at this critical moment in our country's fight against hate.feedback

Natalie Nougayrède

The new French leader was seen as being key to the EU, but instead he has been scapegoating it in order to deflect criticism away from himself. When he came to office, Emmanuel Macron was claimed as the poster child for European political liberalism, saving the day against the forces of extremism and populism. “Europe’s saviour?” was a common headline.feedback

George Clooney

Amal and I wanted to add our voice (and financial assistance) to the ongoing fight for equality. There are no two sides to bigotry and hate.feedback

George Clooney

We don't want to lose an entire generation because they had the bad luck of being born in the wrong place at the wrong time.feedback

Yvette Cooper

Social media companies are still far too slow to act on dangerous extremism, illegal content, threats or intimidation online, and it is affecting all our lives. These are the biggest and richest companies in the world – they should be able to get their act together, but they are still failing. So government needs to get on with this.feedback

Yvette Cooper

The home affairs select committee called in February for social media companies to be fined if they fail to act and to make financial contributions out of their massive profits towards the police who are having to deal with the online extremism, crime and threats that social media companies are giving a platform to. This is too important to ignore.feedback

Yvette Cooper

Twitter plays a really important role in breaking news, stimulating debate, raising public awareness of major events and allowing people simply to keep in touch with friends and family. But that's why it's so important that this is a platform that isn't poisoned by abuse, violent threats and intimidation. Twitter claims to stop hate speech but they just don't do it in practice. Vile racist, misogynist and threatening abuse gets reported to them but they are too slow to act, so they just keep giving a platform to hatred and extremism. It's disgraceful and irresponsible.feedback

Ken Frazier - Merck

As CEO of Merck and as a matter of personal conscience, I feel a responsibility to take a stand against intolerance and extremism. Under Armour engages in innovation and sports, not politics.feedback

Mark Milley

The Army doesn't tolerate racism, extremism, or hatred in our ranks. It's against our Values and everything we've stood for since 1775. My message is to the troops. The Army will not tolerate any form of radical behaviour.feedback

Jamie Dimon - JPMorgan Chase & Co.

The racist behavior on display by these perpetrators of hate should be condemned and has no place in a country that draws strength from our diversity and humanity. Bigotry, hatred and extremism are an affront to core American values and have no place in this country. I am deeply saddened and troubled by the tragic events in Charlottesville.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

ISIS (Daesh) has and continues to target members of multiple religions and ethnicities for rape, kidnapping, enslavement and death. ISIS is clearly responsible for genocide against Yazidis, Christians and Shia Muslims in areas it controlled. ISIS is also responsible for crimes against humanity and ethnic cleansing directed at these same groups, and in some cases against Sunni Muslims, Kurds and other minorities. The protection of these groups – and others who are targets of violent extremism – remains a human-rights priority for the Trump administration.feedback

Jo Miller

They weren't given a reason. But we now know that it was the Trump administration wanting to focus all the judgment towards Islamic extremists and not white supremacy extremism.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

Religious persecution and intolerance remains far too prevalent. Almost 80 percent of the global population live with restrictions on or hostilities to limit their freedom of religion. Where religious freedom is not protected, we know that instability, human rights abuses, and violent extremism have a greater opportunity to take root. ISIS has and continues to target members of multiple religions and ethnicities for rape, kidnapping, enslavement, and death.feedback

Jimmy Fallon

Although this isn't a political show, it's my responsibility to stand up against intolerance and extremism as a human being. It's important for everyone, especially white people, in this country, to speak out against this. Ignoring it is just as bad as supporting it. We can't go backward.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

ISIS has and continues to target members of multiple religions and ethnicities for rape, kidnapping, enslavement and death. The protection of these groups and others who are targets of violent extremism remains a human rights priority for the Trump administration.feedback

Benjy Sarlin - NBC News

President Donald Trump's slow response to the deadly white-nationalist attack in Charlottesville, Virginia, was shocking to many politicians, experts on extremism and even members of his own party, but nobody could call it surprising. Groups and researchers that track hate had sounded the alarm throughout Trump's campaign and presidency, warning that his rhetoric and actions were empowering the racist fringe. They're now demanding Trump finally confront a growing threat from hate groups who they say have been energized by his political rise.feedback

Seth Meyers

Even though The Tonight Show isn't a political show, it's my responsibility to stand up against violence and extremism as a human being.feedback

John Cohen

There is a very clear signal that the only threat this administration is interested in regarding violent extremism is the radical Islamic threat.feedback

Steve Schwarzman - The Blackstone Group

Bigotry, hatred and extremism are an affront to core American values and have no place in this country. I am deeply saddened and troubled by the tragic events in Charlottesville.feedback

Minister Vladimir Padrino

It is an act of craziness. It is an act of supreme extremism. There is an extremist elite that rules the United States. As a soldier, I stand with the Venezuelan armed forces, and with the people. I am sure that we will all be on the front lines of defending the interests and sovereignty of this beloved Venezuela.feedback

Sean Spicer

The president's address to the leaders of more than 50 Arab and Muslim nations was a historic turning point that people will be talking about for many years to come. He did exactly as he promised in his inaugural address: united the civilized world in the fight against terrorism and extremism.feedback

Simon Cole

We have recently seen the devastating effects of what can happen when radicalisation is allowed to fester unchecked. On the one hand it is encouraging that more people are contacting police with their referrals. But if we are to successfully stop vulnerable people from being drawn into violent extremism, then family members, friends and community leaders must trust us sooner with their concerns.feedback

Matt Smith

The research shows that Brexit extremism is by no means restricted to leave voters. One accusation that some have levelled at remainers is that they want to see economic harm come to Britain, either to avert Brexit or out of sheer vindictiveness for having lost the referendum.feedback

Amber Rudd

I want to make sure we are doing everything we can to stop this.feedback

George Selim

There were clearly political appointees in this administration who didn't see the value of community partnerships with American Muslims.feedback

Kath Barnes

Extremist posts like the ones Hussain posted and shared have the power to influence other people and particularly those who may be young and impressionable or vulnerable for a variety of reasons. This could lead to those influenced individuals committing acts of terror, which clearly has devastating effects on communities, the individual and their family and friends.feedback

Sophia Cope - Electronic Frontier Foundation

The potential for overbroad takedowns is just incredibly great, particularly when you get into those grey areas of political speech, dissenting speech, religious speech, where there is room for debate.feedback

Sophia Cope - Electronic Frontier Foundation

It's not so simple at just throwing automated technology at the problem. The technology just isn't there yet to be able to sift out what they're trying to target from what is considered legitimate speech.feedback

Khalid bin Ahmed al-Khalifa

The four countries are ready for dialogue with Qatar with the condition that it announces its sincere willingness to stop funding terrorism and extremism and its commitment to not interfere in other countries' foreign affairs and respond to the 13 demands.feedback

Chris Barron

President Trump is committed to defeating the forces of radical Islam that seek the global extermination of LGBT people. I defer to the military leaders to determine what policies around the question of trans service best allow them to win the war on radical anti-LGBT Islamic extremism.feedback

Farhan Haq - United Nations

He supports the efforts of the government of Pakistan to fight terrorism and violent extremism with full respect for international human rights norms and obligations.feedback

Barbara Lueke

Linda is an example that shows this radicalization can happen in any part of the country where you have internet access. Here it was a case of radical Islam, but it could have also been right-wing extremism, alcohol or drugs.feedback

Amber Rudd

Overseas support has allowed individuals to study at institutions that teach deeply conservative forms of Islam and provide highly socially conservative literature and preachers to the UK's Islamic institutions. Some of these individuals have since become of extremist concern.feedback

Tim Farron

It seems like the government, yet again, is putting our so called friendship with Saudi Arabia above our values. This shoddy decision is the latest in a long line where we have put profit over principle.feedback

Awwad Alawwad

If there is a list of names of Saudi individuals or organisations with proven links to UK terrorism, the think tank should present them and Saudi Arabia will deal with them.feedback

Caroline Lucas

The statement gives absolutely no clue as to which countries foreign funding for extremism originates from – leaving the government open to further allegations of refusing to expose the role of Saudi Arabian money in terrorism in the UK. The government accept that foreign funding is a significant source of income for some extremist groups here in Britain – but they won't say in public where that money is coming from.feedback

Robert Hannigan - Government Communications Headquarters

Legislation is a blunt last resort because frankly extremism is very difficult to define in law and you could spend all your time in court arguing about whether a particular video crosses the line or not.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

If Theresa May is serious about cutting off financial and ideological support for terrorism, she should publish the suppressed report on foreign funding of UK-based extremism and have difficult conversations with Saudia Arabia, not hug Saudi and allied Gulf states even closer.feedback

Donald J. Trump

In those dark days, you have lost your land but you never lost your pride. America and Europe have suffered one terror attack after another. We are going to get it to stop. While we will always welcome new citizens who share our values and love our people, our borders will always be closed to terrorism and extremism of any kind. To those who would criticize our tough stance, I would point out that the United States has demonstrated not merely with words but with its actions that we stand firmly behind Article 5, the mutual defense commitment.feedback

Donald J. Trump

For two centuries, Poland suffered constant and brutal attacks. But while Poland could be invaded and occupied and its borders even erased from the map, it could never be erased from history or from your hearts. In those dark days, you have lost your land but you never lost your pride. We must stand united against these shared enemies to strip them of their territory, their funding, their networks, and any form of ideological support. While we will always welcome new citizens who share our values and love our people, our borders will always be closed to terrorism and extremism.feedback

Thomas Wilson - Brinker Capital

While entities from across the Gulf and Iran have been guilty of advancing extremism, those in Saudi Arabia are undoubtedly at the top of the list. Research indicates that some Saudi individuals and foundations have been apparently heavily involved in exporting an illiberal, bigoted Wahhabi ideology. The key now is to get ahead of the issue and find out the full extent of what has been going on. A public inquiry would go some way to informing the debate.feedback

Dan Jarvis

In the wake of the terrible and tragic terrorist attacks we've seen this year, it is vital that we use every tool at our disposal to protect our communities. I'm calling on the Government to release its foreign funding report, and guarantee that the new counter extremism commission will make tackling the funding of extremism a priority.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

We have to get serious about cutting off the funding to these terror networks, including Isis here and in the Middle East. We will work closely with international partners to tackle this shared global threat, including at the upcoming G20 summit.feedback

Dan Jarvis

This report from the Henry Jackson Society sheds light on what are extremely worrying links between Saudi Arabia and the funding of extremism here in the UK. In the wake of the terrible and tragic terrorist attacks we've seen this year, it is vital that we use every tool at our disposal to protect our communities. This includes identifying the networks that promote and support extremism and shutting down the financial networks that fund it.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

Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan - Emirates

To defeat terrorism, we must confront extremism, we must confront hate speech, we must confront the harboring and sheltering of extremists and terrorists, and funding them. Unfortunately, we in this region see that our sister nation of Qatar has allowed and harbored and encouraged all of this. Enough is enough. Any steps taken by these countries in case Qatar fails to respond will be taken within the framework of international law, including the procedures that sovereign states have the right to take against another country.feedback

Donald J. Trump

We cannot allow this terrorism and extremism to spread in our country, or to find sanctuary on our shores or in our cities. We want to make sure that anyone who seeks to join our country shares our values and has the capacity to love our people. We're going to start saying Merry Christmas again.feedback

Patricia Montes - Centro

I think this report shows the kind of fear that is going on in our communities. Donald Trump's anti-immigrant rhetoric also will prevent more immigrants from reporting crimes to police.feedback

Vanita Gupta

It's past time for the Trump administration and the Sessions Justice Department to demonstrate, through action and its megaphone, its full and unflagging commitment to preventing hate-based violence and harassment that hurts our communities and destroys the fabric of our nation.feedback

Brian Levin

We have Columbus, Ohio, reporting more hate crimes than the state of Florida.feedback

Brian Levin

Many victims don't report hate crimes because of personal and institutional reasons.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

Qatar has begun its careful review and consideration of a series of requests presented by Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and UAE. While some of the elements will be very difficult for Qatar to meet, there are significant areas which provide a basis for on-going dialogue leading to resolution. We believe our allies and partners are stronger when they are working together towards one goal which we all agree is stopping terrorism and countering extremism. Each country involved has something to contribute to that effort. A lowering of rhetoric would also help ease the tension.feedback

Lucy Martinez

Top-scoring applications that were consistent with these priorities remained as awardees, while others did not.feedback

David Cameron

One area where there is room to improve is the active promotion of fundamental British values in our schools. Recent attacks in Westminster, London Bridge, Manchester and Finsbury Park have brought into stark relief the threats that we face.feedback

David Cameron

This goes back to what I've said about civilisation, and making sure we leave the country in a better place than we found it.feedback

David Cameron

In the coming months, I am sure we will see heated debates about how to improve our security without impinging on the liberties that are central to our British way of life.feedback

Amanda Spielman

At the end of the day it's about an inspector's judgment. As soon as you say particular things it becomes a tick list, then they've done it. That's exactly why I'm not producing a list of examples. It's Government policy, but there isn't a prescribed translation of it, so schools will have to work it out. Those children are very highly segregated from the British mainstream, so of course it must be a concern about what is happening in those segregated worlds.feedback

Amanda Spielman

Of course, the curriculum doesn't just mean a set of national curriculum or GCSE subjects, important as these are. It also means what is snappily titled: spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.feedback

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

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

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

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

While we have made significant progress in recent years, there 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, but 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

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

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

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

Donald J. Trump

We are not here to lecture – we are not here to tell other people how to live, what to do, who to be, or how to worship. Instead, we are here to offer partnership – based on shared interests and values – to pursue a better future for us all. Drive them out of your places of worship. Drive them out of your communities.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 consolidation of the efforts of all international community is necessary for the effective fight against terrorism, extremism, neo-nazism, other threats. We are open to this kind of cooperation. We will always guard Russia as you, the soldiers of the Victory, did it. And [we will] strengthen the traditions of patriotism, loyally serving the homeland. The lessons of the past war force us to be vigilant and the Russian Armed Forces are ready to repel any potential attack.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

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

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

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