Top 80 Islamist Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Islamist Quotes from famous people such as Daniel Pipes, Newt Gingrich, Amber Rudd, Elliott Abrams, Avigdor Lieberman, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

Any Westerner can now buy a Koran for a dollar and burn

Any Westerner can now buy a Koran for a dollar and burn it, while any Muslim with a platform can transform that act into a fighting offense. As passions rise on both sides of the divide, Western provocateurs and Islamist hotheads have found each other, as confrontations occur with increasing frequency.
Daniel Pipes
The secular elites are so terrified of telling the truth about radical Islam. When you talk about the radical Islamists, we have got to get straight and get serious and talk about it in the right way.
Newt Gingrich
I see no difference between a violent Islamist and a far-Right terrorist.
Amber Rudd
The Egyptian military plays positive and negative roles in Egypt, but the most significant single thing it did under Mubarak was to guarantee an Islamist victory once he left the scene.
Elliott Abrams
You cannot stop an Islamist tsunami by building a small island somewhere in the ocean.
Avigdor Lieberman
It is my Middle Eastern hat and my attachment to Israel that ultimately inspires my support for Obama. I know he understands that neither Israel nor America can afford four more years of Iran and the radical Islamists gaining strategic leverage in the Middle East.
Dennis Ross
Islamist terrorism has declared war against us, against France, Europe, the entire world.
Francois Hollande
Twitter-lutionaries are good at toppling regimes, but in the Mideast and North Africa, they’re losing out to the Islamists, who’ve built protest movements the old-fashioned way. And in Moscow, the Mink revolutionaries, who are united by Live-Journal but not much else, were easy for Putin to outmaneuver.
Chrystia Freeland
I always found it ironic when a Saudi official bashes Islamists, given that Saudi Arabia is the mother of all political Islam – and even describes itself as an Islamic state in its ‘Higher Law.’
Jamal Khashoggi
The greatest threat facing humanity is a radical Islamist regime meeting up with nuclear weapons.
Benjamin Netanyahu
We have to go into fundamentalist mosques; we have to stop foreign financing of Islamist groups.
Marine Le Pen
I do not stop repeating it to French Jews… Not only is the National Front not your enemy, but it is without a doubt the best shield to protect you. It stands at your side for the defense of our freedoms of thought and of religion against the only real enemy: Islamist fundamentalism.
Marine Le Pen
I really don’t want to portray the Islamists as simply evil, the way it’s often done in the west.
Orhan Pamuk
The U.S. might have diminished al-Qaeda’s capabilities in the border region of Pakistan and Afghanistan, but it has not diminished the threat from radical Islamist terrorists as a whole.
Pete Hoekstra
After much soul searching I was able to renounce my past Islamist ideology, challenging everything I was once prepared to die for.
Maajid Nawaz
Radical Islamist extremists surely hope that an attack on Iraq will kill many people and destroy much of the country, providing recruits for terrorist actions.
Noam Chomsky
I think it’s been hard for people to understand how Islam can be a good religion, and yet the Islamists are evil. Those of us who have had experience with Islam understand this, just as we understand the difference between snake handlers and people going to church on Sunday morning.
P. J. O’Rourke
For Putin, Syria is all too reminiscent of Chechnya. Both conflicts pitted the state against disparate and leaderless opposition forces, which over time came to include extremist Sunni Islamist groups.
Fiona Hill
But the threat posed by the radical Islamists represents an unusual conflict, unlike any experienced by our nation before: we face an enemy that is not a state.
Paul Weyrich
The overall feckless strategy against ISIS in Syria and Iraq enabled the Islamist organization to expand its domain and drive out more religious minorities.
Pete Hoekstra
I will lead a fight against Islamist terrorism at every level.
Emmanuel Macron
I’ve lost count of the number of websites that try to ‘out’ every Muslim in public life as an extremist or Islamist of some shape or form.
Mehdi Hasan
In the 1990s, Islamists in Algeria won elections like the Brotherhood did in Egypt. The Algerian military refused to allow the Islamists to take power. A war erupted, killing between 100,000 to 200,000 people, depending on which estimates are to be believed.
Richard Engel
The Islamist ideology took decades to incubate within our communities, and it will take decades to debunk.
Maajid Nawaz
The time for double standards that allow Islamists to behave aggressively toward us while they demand our weakness and submission is over.
Newt Gingrich
As a girl, I abandoned a promising singing career due to violent harassment by Islamists.
Deeyah Khan
I actually don’t think we should ban Jihadi videos because I don’t think that is what causes the issue of Islamist violence. We have to confront these things beyond banning them.
Claire Fox
The Muslim Brotherhood is much more hardline than Turkish Islamists.
Richard Engel
I just can’t imagine anyone in the United States military who would not understand the distinction between a jihadist and a radical Islamist and Muslims. I think that is snobbery from elitists. It goes to the issue, it seems to me, of an orthodoxy, a political correctness that has infiltrated the U.S. Army.
Lou Dobbs
We know that we can defeat Islamist terrorism without violating our ideals; indeed, we must. These ideals, these American ideals.
Evan McMullin
Let’s close all the Islamist mosques.
Marine Le Pen
Both sides in Syria are bad. One side is a brutal dicta

Both sides in Syria are bad. One side is a brutal dictator, and the other includes Islamists and terrorists who are dangerous already and who would be brutal in power if given the chance.
Newt Gingrich
The key to tackling Islamist fundamentalism and terrorism from the Islamist community is in the hands of moderate Muslims.
Gijs de Vries
Saddam Hussein was not an Islamist. He’s not a radical jihadist. He’s not a radical Muslim. I mean, he was a – he was a Baathist. He was a secular – even though he professed to be a good and devout Muslim.
Rick Santorum
I have for some time now been deeply troubled by the growing difficulties faced by Christian communities in various parts of the Middle East. It seems to me that we cannot ignore the fact that Christians in the Middle East are increasingly being deliberately targeted by fundamentalist Islamist militants.
Prince Charles
‘Islamist terrorism.’ The very phrase is contentious. No one wants to make this problem harder by unfairly branding and alienating a quarter of the world’s population, and even in this construction, no one should be thinking this means all of Islam or all Muslims.
Michael Hayden
Now we have a generational threat struggle called Islamist extremism.
Michael McCaul
Unlike other Taliban groups, the Haqqanis’ approach to mayhem was worldly and sophisticated: they recruited Arabs, Pakistanis, even Europeans, and they were influenced by the latest in radical Islamist thought.
Anand Gopal
The U.S. should prohibit perpetrators and supporters of Islamist brutality from entering the country while embracing advocates for religious freedom. End of story.
Pete Hoekstra
After the Soviet withdrawal, many Afghan Communists had rebranded themselves as Islamists and joined the mujahedeen.
Anand Gopal
Have you ever been called an Islamist? How about a jihadist or a terrorist? Extremist, maybe? Welcome to my world. It’s pretty depressing.
Mehdi Hasan
When actresses jump on the anti-Iraq bandwagon, they often combine down-home momism with an ignorance of Islamist intent which is truly awesome.
Julie Burchill
So, this is my plea to all Western editors and producers: Display the Muhammad cartoon daily, until the Islamists become accustomed to the fact that we turn sacred cows into hamburger.
Daniel Pipes
The Obama administration notoriously refuses to acknowledge that Islamists commit Islamist terror, so it logically follows that a Christian victim of Islamist violence should not address the issue lest it challenge accepted political orthodoxy.
Pete Hoekstra
From the moments Obama took office, he has downplayed the threats from radical Islamists.
Richard Grenell
Islamist terrorism is a cancer on Islam, and Muslims themselves must fight it at our side.
Marine Le Pen
De-radicalisation begins by breaking down the logic which once seemed unassailable and rethinking what you are fighting for and why. That is hard to do when Islamists and Islamophobes feed off each other’s hateful cliches.
Maajid Nawaz
The mainstream media and most of the political establishment are too quick to slander as ‘nativist’ the advocacy of barring of Islamist radicals from legal entry into the United States.
Tom Tancredo
Christianity is under attack globally, and particularly in the Middle East and North Africa, where Christian populations are ceasing to exist at astonishing rates due to widespread persecution by Islamists.
Mark Meadows
My mother began her political journey as a symbol of hope and resistance to the repressive, regressive, Islamist regime of General Ziaul Haq.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari
What you’re seeing is tension that we’ve seen for years between President Erdogan and his military, his military being more secular, President Erdogan being a little more in the Islamist side of the house.
Michael McCaul
The enemy is not just terrorism. It is the threat posed specifically by Islamist terrorism, by Bin Ladin and others who draw on a long tradition of extreme intolerance within a minority strain of Islam that does not distinguish politics from religion, and distorts both.
John Cornyn
Aside from rabid Islamists, no one who wishes to be taken seriously can publicly say anything bad about the old Jews of Europe without sounding like reactionary troglodytes.
Jack Schwartz
Islamist groups have gained influence at local and national level by playing the politics of identity and demanding for Muslims the ‘right to be different.’
Munira Mirza