Religious Police: Two Words That Should Strike Fear Into Anyone’s Heart
A new Pew Research analysis of global religious hostilities finds that roughly 9 percent of the world’s nations employ some version of religious police.
If you’re unfamiliar with the concept: religious police are a key indication that a country has failed to separate church and state. In countries where they exist, there’s typically no secular legal system. Instead, jurisprudence is based on the government’s dogmatic interpretation of a particular belief system.
And the consequences for freedom of expression are severe.