I'd say (as an atheist myself) that Richard Dawkins is a pretty good example of a both fundamentalist and militant atheist.
Fundamentalist Atheist "yes", militant "no".
How anyone could describe Dawkins as "Militant" is to either not understand the meaning of the word itself, or themselves be so detached from reality that they cannot identify who is and who is not "militant", I would like to also add that I see Dawkins as both "shrill" and "strident".
"favouring confrontational or violent methods in support of a political or social cause:the army are in conflict with militant groups".
As for extremist islam - perhaps stopping the bombing of their countries, the targeted assassinations of "suspected" terrorists(and thousands of innocents killed as "collateral damage"), the support for despots and the toppling of inconvenient regimes could diminish it.
I have no doubt that the above things help foster anger and resentment, as they would with me if those things were happening against my country, however as an Atheist I cannot be driven to violence on the promise of going to heaven, I cannot be driven to violence knowing
"that God is on my side" and that makes our cause just. And finally, I also cannot be driven to violence due to a religious war - there is no book of Atheism that instructs us to kill, convert or enslave people of any other religion as there is in the Qur'an - therefore anyone who suggests that there is such a thing as "Militant Atheism" is ignorant of many facts.
I'd say he just loses patience too quickly after explaining evolution for the n-th time.
That he does, I am glad I am not alone in witnessing someone with a very short-fuze who is a scientist first and foremost trying to explain known and proven information to people who are (often) not capable of even considering another point of view - which is often a serious problem with "Fundamentalist <insert religion here>" who "already KNOW the truth".
For that matter, Stephen Fry is amazingly entertaining when he's on a catholic bashing run as well.
This is the late and still great Christopher Hitchens and Stephen Fry - both make excellent points that the Catholics cannot stand up against, although my favorite part is where Fry shows something very rare - anger, specifically when he points out that the Catholic church brand him as "Evil" for being Homosexual - the Catholic church is repugnant and evil itself in my opinion.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2wzsaZKiGo
The main 6 problems with Islam (picked out because it is the main religion talked about in this post) are as follows.
(-1-) The lengthily texts (Hadiths and Qur'an) are littered with passages that strongly suggest to the followers of Islam that certain things are allowed by the way that actions are portrayed and stories told in these Holy "perfect" books, especially those quotes from Mohammed himself (remember that this is the most perfect person who has or will
ever live), these include child rape, treating women like cattle, murdering enslaving or converting people from any other religion, general violence, and rewards for violence.http://prophetofdoom.net/Islamic_Quotes.Islam
On the right hand side there are a selection of "subjects" that you may want to peruse such as "Tolerance", "Murder" and "Lust". Please note that truly awful things also exist in the first testament as well as within other holy scripture.
(-2-) Islam has no leadership (i.e. "chain of command" such as the Catholic Church) so almost any preacher can select all of the nastiest parts of the Qur'an and repeat them endlessly, and with no repercussions from that Cleric's seniors, so the brainwashed masses often believe literally anything such preachers tell them as the truth and that they should follow - this does not seem like a serious problem until you think about it for a while, and this is one
of the reasons why Islamic terrorists are far more common than those from other religions.
(-3-) The Islamic Family. For some reason that I do not understand "Islam" is seen by a great deal of that religions followers as a family, which is why (when mixed with the other points) that when something bad happens in one part of the world to some Muslim people on the other side of the world go crazy beyond any logical (to me) reason. As a side-point, a great many people (usually idiots who cant read the meanings of words in Dictionaries) often refer to "Muslims" as a "race" which they are clearly not.
(-4-) Islam is not JUST a religion, it is also a political system and a law system, when you mix those with "an Almighty God and the best man that has ever lived and can ever
live" you are seriously asking for trouble.
(-5-) Islam specifically tells its followers that if they cannot defeat their enemies with violence (anyone who is not a Muslim) they are to "infiltrate" those people, live alongside them and defeat them slowly from within by driving people away with threats, out-breeding their neighbours and trying to create enclaves within other communities.
(-6-) Islam is "Anti-Free Speech". Muslims are constantly pleading for "Special Rights" using totally illogical words such as "Islamophobia", constantly complaining demonstration and becoming threatening when anyone (or group) says anything that Muslims don't like or "hurts their feelings". This has gotten to the stage now where its not just laughable but "allowed" by the government, police and media in the UK with little or nothing in the way of repercussions - Islam gets away with saying whatever it wants (i.e. uses Free-Speech) but complains about anyone saying anything they don't like (i.e. stopping Free-Speech for others).
I am sure if I put my mind to it I could think of more things to add to that list, but even as it stands each one individually is a threat to peace, but added together you have a religion, political system and law system all in one. To my knowledge no other religion has this mix that is such a threat to peace as Islam is.