While most police enforcing religious norms in the modern world are 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).
Religious police forces
- Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice (Saudi Arabia)
- Committee for the Propagation of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice (Gaza Strip)
- Islamic religious police
- Kano State Hisbah Corps (Nigeria)
- Ministry for the Propagation of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice (Afghanistan)
- Patrol for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice (Iran)
- 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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