The Turbulent World of Middle East Soccer

Clerics and entertainment seek to bolster MbS’s grip on power

June 8, 2019

A public apology by a prominent Salafi scholar sheds a light on Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman’s version of ‘moderate Islam,’ his effort to shape the Middle East and North Africa in his mould, and the replacement of religion with hyper-nationalism as the source of his legitimacy.

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