Don’t believe that the Wahhabis and the Saudi government are two different entities. The Saudi government has been supporting local hate preachers all along:
Actions against imams who do not comply with the instructions of the ministry will start with a warning if the violation is not severe, to be followed by an official blame.
Imams could also have their financial perks reduced and, in some cases, they could be dismissed.
However, no action will be taken against any imam without giving him the opportunity to explain his attitude or action.
According to Saudi Arabia’s Grand Mufti Abdul Aziz Al Shaikh, an imam should address social issues and help correct misconceptions while promoting positive values.