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Synonyms for extremist

Synonyms for extremist

one who holds extreme views or advocates extreme measures

holding especially political views that deviate drastically and fundamentally from conventional or traditional beliefs

Synonyms for extremist

a person who holds extreme views

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(used of opinions and actions) far beyond the norm

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This piece is particularly compelling for its evidence of an actual poverty of Islamist extremist activity in the United States, contrary to popular belief, as well as for its comprehensive overview of the history of American Islamist extremism.
While Lutz and Lutz show that the fear of Islamist extremism is relatively overblown, Winter demonstrates that antiabortion extremism is not only rampant in the United States, but even condoned, or at times supported, by politicians.
Michael concludes his volume by echoing yet again his dictum--that although extremism in America is common, varied, and visible, there is no risk of any of these groups taking hold of American society in the near future.
If the goal of Extremism in America was to provide an introductory overview of the varying strains of extremist ideology in the United States, then this edition was successful in its intent.