The push aims to enlist support for 33-year-old Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and his vision, which includes a break with the religious zeal of the past. An image of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman appeared at a show in a Riyadh stadium as part of National Day celebrations on Sunday. Photo: fayez nureldine/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images “There is a move away from focusing on Islam, and particularly the Wahhabi interpretation of Islam, as the glue that binds society,” said Bernard Haykel, a professor of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University. “The government is moving toward a new basis for its legitimacy.” On Sunday, Saudi Arabia’s National Day, the monarchy sponsored events across the country including concerts, a military air show and some 990,000 fireworks that lighted up cities across the kingdom, according to the government’s own figures. The celebrations carried on into Monday, which King Salman, in a […]