Many believe that in Saudi Arabia, the global capital of Islam, hardline clerics dominate the public discussion. But in reality, there’s a competition going on between Islamist voices on the one hand, and more progressive, liberal voices on the other. The contest was recently described on the Saudi-owned channel MBC by Iman al-Humoud, a popular Paris-based Arabic broadcaster who studied Saudi media for her recently-completed doctoral dissertation at the Sorbonne.




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