Day: March 23, 2014

Religious Police Go Far Beyond Saudi Arabia, Found In Nearly One-In-Ten Countries

Huff Post —  While Saudi Arabia is well-known for its “religious police” that enforce government-approved religious moral codes, from gender-segregation and the ban of alcohol to rules against women driving, a Pew Research Center analysishas found that similar religious police exist in nearly one-in-ten countries. Pew’s findings on religious police, part […]

Qutb, Maududi and the military

ET: If you can’t win the game, change the rules. This has been the cornerstone of the political ideology of religious groups from Egypt to Pakistan. It all started from Syed Qutb in Egypt and his mentor Maulana Maududi in Pakistan. Qutb, upon his return from the United States, became increasingly disturbed […]