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

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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 of a larger study of religious hostilities worldwide, counted 17 countries with one form or another of religiously motivated law enforcement.

More:   http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/21/religious-police_n_5007582.html?utm_hp_ref=religion

Categories: Asia, Religions, Saudi Arabia

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