The British newspaper The Times has reported that it considered that the singing and dancing festivals that have become widespread in Saudi Arabia as “nothing but tools to beautify the image of the Saudi regime.”
The newspaper reviewed scenes from the parties held by the Saudi regime, including drinking vodka, abnormal relationships, in addition to mixed dancing.
The newspaper highlighted that the dance parties in which young people participate in the Saudi desert، Its price is a new era of radical repression campaigns practiced by Mohammed bin Salman inside the kingdom.
It noted that the Saudi government spends billions of dollars on entertainment and sports activities, while many Saudis are struggling to find jobs and pay rents.
The Times newspaper pointed out that the level of repression in Saudi Arabia has reached the point that citizens may be exposed to danger.
“Today, the Saudi citizen is no longer safe even with his silence, as he must praise Mohammed bin Salman’s vision and way of ruling, preferably on social media, and anything less than that will be considered suspicious by the Saudi regime,” it said.
The report pointed out that the Kingdom has undergone, over the past half decade, a dramatic and unprecedented social and economic transformation.
The report concluded that the sovereign wealth fund in Saudi Arabia now owns a large stake in Twitter, which has about 14 million active users in the Kingdom, and any of them can be arrested if they participate in any criticism of the Mohammed bin Salman’s reforms.