The Saudi Marathon Man

At The New Yorker, Amy Davidson recounts the story of a twenty-year old Arab man who was suspected of detonating the bombs at the Boston Marathon. While in the hospital with injuries, police forcefully searched his apartment and began looking into his background, causing a media rumor frenzy that he was behind the attacks. Davidson asks, “What made them suspect him?… [He] was from Saudi Arabia, which is around where the logic stops. Was it just the way he looked, or did he, in the chaos, maybe call for God with a name that someone found strange?” 

Read at The New Yorker

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