Ian Paisley: The West's Religious Fanatic

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Sep 15, 2014 11:21 AM

Ulster unionist and Protestant minister Ian Paisley died Friday in Belfast, Northern Ireland. A polarizing political figure, Paisley's death affords partisans of all "colors" the opportunity to absorb and define his legacy. With sectarian violence again engulfing the Middle East and Africa, however, Paisley's life reminds us that the West is not as far removed from religious bigotry as we would like to believe.