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Saudi Arabia's Religious Scholars Are a Double-Edged Sword

Jul 30, 2014 | 09:19 GMT
Saudi Arabia's Ulema Represent a Double-Edged Sword
Saudi policemen stand guard in front of the Al-Rajhi mosque in central Riyadh in 2011.
(FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images)

The monarchy needs support from the ulema class, which is both a source of and solution to violent jihadism....

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