Twitter Threat to National Unity, Saudi Imam of Grand Mosque in Mecca Says

Another day, another Saudi cleric attacks Twitter. After the Grand Mufti criticized Twitter users on several occasions, describing them as “fools” and “clowns,” this time it was the turn of the Imam of the Grand Mosque in Mecca who dedicated parts of his Friday sermon to warn against the “riffraff” who use Twitter in the name of reform and free speech. “What is known as ‘tweeting’ has become a threat to national unity,” Sheikh Abdulrham al-Sudais said Friday in a sermon that was broadcast live on state television.

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