Extremism

by THuang on March 16, 2016 - 11:57am

According to Cambridge Dictionaries Online, extremism is "the fact of someone having beliefs that most people think are unreasonable and unacceptable". Before searching up the definition, I thought extremism was, as the name itself mentions, a movement containing extreme situations such as terrorist attacks. As I read the definition, I learned that extremism is related to politics and religion. An example of extremism in the actuality is the suicide bombings in Paris. The terrorists claimed before they died that they have done so to worship their God. In other words, this act was reasonable to them but not to other people. Therefore, the definition is not clear about what is "unreasonable and unacceptable".

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