WWE’s Greatest Royal Rumble seems to be under fire yet again. However, this time, the criticism comes from Al-Qaeda, the radical militant group.
The Yemen-based branch of the group issued a statement on the recent WWE show, along with the Saudi crown prince’s cinemas.
The new era of [Mohammad bin Salman] replaced mosques with movie theatres. [Foreign] disbelieving wrestlers exposed their privates and on most of them was the sign of the cross, in front of a mixed gathering of young Muslim men and women.
The corruptors did not stop at that, for every night musical concerts are being announced, as well as movies and circus shows.
The group went on to say that allowing shows like this and opening cinemas is “opening the door wide for corruption and moral degradation,” by westernizing Saudi Arabia.
The prince has been a controversial figure since the title was given to him last year. Notably, he has planned to end the driving ban for women in June and plans on a return to a more “moderate Islam” in Saudi Arabia.
It’s not exactly shocking to hear about Al-Qaeda denouncing The Crown Prince’s WWE show, even though nothing vulgar happened like they claimed.
With many more WWE events to take place in Saudi Arabia over the next decade, expect more protesting and statements like this to arise.
Source: The Independent