...sad, frustrating, worrisome.
I definitely don't think they were all extremists. I think they're people who are frustrated with their (in their opinion, corrupt) government. A government that is backed by the US, a country who claims to only be fighting extremists, not their religion, and yet kills civilians (unintentionally!) on a regular basis and whose citizens threaten to burn Islam's holy book.
Oh, I don't know about that. I think of the tea partiers. Here's a group who's certainly frustrated with their government. I think if their buttons were pushed in just the right way, sparks would fly. Are they extremists? No, but that doesn't mean they won't react to provocation.