The Enlightened Sheikhs of the New Saudi Arabia
Mohammed al-Issa, secretary general of the Muslim World League, left; Adil al-Kalbani, former imam of the Grand Mosque in Mecca, center; Abdullah al-Mutlaq, a member of the Council of Senior Scholars (The Washington Institute for Near East Policy; Wikimedia Commons)

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