Religious police

Religious police is the police force responsible for the enforcement of religious norms and associated religious laws.

While most police enforcing religious norms in the modern world are the Islamic and found in Muslim countries such as Saudi Arabia or Iran, some are not (for example in Vietnam, the religious security police monitor “extremist” religious groups, detaining and interrogating suspected Dega Protestants or Ha Mon Catholics).[1]

Religious police forces


  1. Angelina Theodorou (2014-03-19). "Religious police found in one-in-ten countries worldwide". Pew Research Center. Retrieved 2014-03-24.
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