The kingdom has been facing growing political pressure for its treatment of minority Muslims, and has been forced to adopt new rules aimed at restricting the country’s minority population.
Saudi Arabia has been holding several public debates in recent months in which speakers have faced restrictions, and some of the debates have attracted protests.
Saudi officials say the public debates are a necessary and legitimate expression of the kingdom’s national identity.
However, they have faced criticism from rights groups for the way in which the debates were conducted.
The Saudi Interior Ministry said on Thursday that its public debates on Islam are not subject to restrictions, in a response to a question on the use of the term “terrorism.”
The ministry said that “public debates on religion, the religion of God and the faith of Muslims are not restricted.”
The debate was to be held on Feb. 15 at the Royal Court, Riyadh, the ministry said in a statement.
Last month, the kingdom held its first public debate of its new constitution on religion and religious freedom, which was held in the same location as last month’s public debate.
Earlier this month, Saudi Arabia announced it would open an online library where it will have a central repository for textbooks, and plans to introduce a new public television channel that will broadcast debates.
Saudi Arabia’s new constitution was adopted in late 2014, following a six-year ban on public discussion on Islam.
It allows for a public discussion, and does not restrict religion.
Saudi Arabian authorities have previously held debates on religious topics, but not on the countrys national religion.
The new document also says that Islam is a religion and the religion’s “constitution” is the “religious law of the Kingdom.”