Quiz: Who is Being Referred To?
Compiled by Michael Copeland
No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. — Winston Churchill
…utterly incompatible with civilised society. — David Hume
…they beat out each other’s brains from generation to generation. — John Wesley
It is the principal cause of the decadence so visible today in [their] world — Alexis de Tocqueville
…undistinguishing and exterminating war… against all the rest of mankind. The essence of his doctrine was violence and lust: to exalt the brutal over the spiritual part of human nature. — John Quincy Adams, sixth president of the United States
…ferociously intolerant. — George Bernard Shaw
…the most fatal enemies of Civilization, Liberty, and Truth, which the world has yet known. — Sir William Muir
…the enemies of civilization. — Theodore Roosevelt
…unspiritual, concerned to win the empire of the world. —Bertrand Russell
It has always been about hate. It has always been about violence… a militant cult that is based on violence — Amil Imani
[They] refuse our culture and try to impose their culture on us. — Oriana Fallaci
There never was such scum as these people. — Lord Weidenfeld
…their systematic criminalization of free speech; their suppression of inquiry and creativity; and their unending intertribal fights — are the reasons their people have remained in the seventh century. — Uzay Bulut, Turkish journalist
…a unified message of triumphalism, otherworldliness, and religious hatred — Sam Harris
Degrades our society with hate-based crime.
Subverts our education and politics.
Undermines our laws.
Disparages our culture.
Infringes our liberties with intimidation.
Promotes antisemitism and discord with bigotry. — Jack the Ripper, comment
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