Arab masses just revolted against their dictators. They were asking for democracy; they were asking for freedom. They did not turn out to be the Islamist bogeyman that the dictators were always using to justify their regime.
— Mustafa Akyol

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 islamists quote

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

Saudi Arabia was, until just a few years ago, probably one of the most safe countries on earth. And now the paper is daily full of activities and shootouts between Islamists who supported Osama bin Laden and the government there.
— Michael Scheuer

I really don't want to portray the Islamists as simply evil, the way it's often done in the west.
— islamists quotation by Orhan Pamuk