Al-Qaeda warns Saudi Prince Muhammad bin Salman over his ‘sinful’ policies of liberalization

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The extremist organization Al-Qaeda has labeled the Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman’s rapid liberalization project a  ‘sin’ that includes the re-opening of cinemas and WWE events in the Kingdom.

Al-Qaeda released its statement last week and slammed the recent entertainment projects announced by the Saudi Authorities.

They also targeted the highly praised decision of allowing women to drive.

“The new era of Bin Salman replaced mosques with movie theatres, He substituted books that belonged to the imams… with absurdities of the atheists and secularists from the East and the West and opened the door wide for corruption and moral degradation,” a statement from Al-Qaeda’s spokesperson read.

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“(Foreign) disbelieving wrestlers exposed their privates and on most of them was the sign of the cross, in front of a mixed gathering of young Muslim men and women,” the statement further added.

“The corruptors did not stop at that, for every night musical concerts are being announced, as well as movies and circus shows.”

After decades of conservatism, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, under the leadership of young Muhammad bin Salman, is moving towards much-needed liberalization. The Kingdom has relaxed its laws on moral controls.

Hence, people fearlessly celebrated the Day of Love – Valentine’s Day – in the Kingdom this year. On that day the moral police did not arrest sellers selling red roses on the roads.

A Saudi cleric even passed a judgment that legitimized the celebration of Valentine’s Day

Saudi Arabia has issued their first license to a female driver this week. Women seem to have eventually secured their right to ‘drive,’ which was otherwise considered an unholy act a few years ago.

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The Kingdom, this year, recorded nearly 500 musical concerts. Moreover, international celebrities will visit Saudi Arabia next year including famous WWE wrestlers, who will participate in the Royal Rumble set to be held in Jeddah – the nearest city to the holy city of Makkah, this year.

Not only are the commoners excited with the modernization programs, but the members of Royal family are also leading at the front. The daughter of Late King Abdullah, Princess Haifa, has recently appeared on the covers of Vogue Arabia Magazine.

Al-Qaeda has expressed its disapproval at a time when Saudi Arabia has just embarked on its journey of liberalization. Will Saudi Arabia retract its decisions of liberalization or will it continue to move forward amid threats from Al-Qaeda?