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I find the example sentence to not only have misused the term pacifist (pacifist is a noun; not an adjective) but to have been deliberately selected to ridicule pacifism. I would change it, but I'm no expert.

Nouns are used attributively as modifiers of other nouns all the time. It is perfectly correct. A teacher who is German is a German teacher (but perhaps he teaches music) ... German is an adjective; a teacher who teaches German is a German teacher (but perhaps he is American) ... German is a noun.
In the pacifist example, it is correctly used, but more importantly it is a real-life example. It does not ridicule pacifism, it demonstrates the usage, the meaning, and an attitude that was common a century ago and is still common today. —Stephen 04:20, 23 February 2007 (UTC)