Saudi to install cameras in mosques to monitor imams

Concern over the rise of radical Islam has led authorities to install closed circuit cameras to monitor imams who misuse the call to pray
Saudi to install cameras in mosques to monitor imams
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By Courtney Trenwith
Wed 03 Dec 2014 11:17 AM

Saudi authorities will reportedly install closed circuit cameras (CCTV) in mosques throughout the kingdom to monitor sermons amid concerns some imams are using their call to prayer as means to spread radical ideas.

The largest mosques would be the first to receive the cameras, expected to installed during the first quarter of 2015, an undersecretary at the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Endowments, Call and Guidance told Arab News.

He said the cameras would allow the ministry to fully monitor pray houses electronically and store preachers’ lectures.

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