Jun. 4, 2021

Saudi authorities spark backlash over mosque loudspeaker limits

Peninsula/Religion

The story: Saudi Arabia has sparked anger after moving to limit the volume on loudspeakers outside mosques. While the country’s ministry of Islamic affairs relaxed some mosque loudspeaker restrictions only days ago, the new directive has provoked harsh criticism on social media from conservative Saudis. This is particularly since the move comes in the context of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s (MbS) push to implement his ‘Vision 2030’ modernization campaign.

The coverage: On May 24, the Saudi-owned Al-Sharq Al-Awsat reported the initial decision from the Islamic affairs ministry, which restricted mosques...

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