Saturday, March 22, 2014

Religious Police in 17 Coutnries

Wow! According to Pew Research, almost one in ten countries have police that "enforce religious norms." That's 17 countries!

In Saudi Arabia, for example, the Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, now called the Muttawa, "impose a government-approved moral code on residents of the country." They enforce gender segregation, control alcohol distribution, and ban women from driving.

No comments:

Post a Comment