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PaisleyReligion and Politics in Northern Ireland$
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Steve Bruce

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199281022

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281022.001.0001

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Paisley and Trouble

Paisley and Trouble

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(p.209) 7 Paisley and Trouble
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Paisley
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Steve Bruce (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281022.003.0007

Many critics blame Paisley for the Troubles. He has been accused of serious crime, incitement, and creating a climate conducive to terrorism. This chapter considers the evidence against Paisley, demonstrates that Paisley's people have overwhelmingly remained law-abiding and, by comparison with Islamic fundamentalism, considers the role of evangelicalism in discouraging Protestants from holy war.

Keywords:   violence, jihad, terrorism, loyalism, the Troubles

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