Outrage after former Mecca imam appears in Saudi games promo

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A former imam of the Grand Mosque in Meccahas been widely criticised after appearing in a promotional video clip for a combat game event as part of the Riyadh Season 2021. Adil al-Kalbani appeared in a video posted to Twitter on Thursday by Saudi Arabia’s Entertainment Authority chief, Turki Al Sheikh, promoting the “adventurous” ‘Combat Field’ event, which will run until 16 March next year. The 62-year-old appeared dressed in military uniform and leading a battle in the video, which has gathered over 5 million views in less than 24 hours. Many social media users slammed the cleric’s participa…

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