Sunday, August 27, 2017

A new war in Saudi Arabia: Sufis versus Salafis

The Saudi regime has been gradually sponsoring some Sufi trends inside the kingdom after breaking with the Muslim Brotherhood. But in the last week, a war has broken out on twitter between supporters of Salafiyyah and Sufi adherents.  Again, the exiled Prince `Abdul-`Aziz bin Fahd (who has become a spokesperson of sorts for the Salafi opposition in the kingdom) is playing a big role in criticizing the Sufis who they accuse of insulting Wahhabis in Mecca.