The Danger of Using the Term: "Extremism," Without Context

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Today, the term, “Extremism,” has come to mean individuals who are extreme in their religious beliefsā€”causing them to take extreme action against others. The recent attacks in London at the London Bridge are repeatedly referred to as the actions of “Extremists.”

The problem with using this term, without the context of “Islamic Extremist,” is that people will also use this term to define other groups who are also extreme in their belief system, but non violent. Continue reading “The Danger of Using the Term: "Extremism," Without Context”