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Who is an Islamist or what is Islamism. The term ‘Islamism’ is often used to describe a wide range of actors who are either conservative Muslims that reject in totality Western values, practice some radical form of Islam, advocates violent extremism or are even terrorists. This paper clarified the meaning of the term Islamism. The significance of this clarification is that the right actor need to be captured and described as Islamist. This will also ensure that the right messages are received by the public