Category: Religious News
Boston Marathon - Saudi Arabia
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The king of Saudi Arabia is condemning the Boston Marathon bombings, saying no religion or morals would condone such an attack.
In a condolences message to President Barack Obama and the American people, King Abdullah said the perpetrators of such "heinous terrorist acts" are "enemies of any humane considerations." He said the perpetrators represent only themselves.
In a separate statement, the Saudi Embassy said a Saudi woman was among those injured, suffering minor injuries from glass fragments.
The Saudi government has been cracking down on Islamic militants since al-Qaida launched a wave of attacks in the country in 2003, killing dozens. It has sought to distance itself from terrorist acts in the past, including the Sept. 11 attacks, where 15 of the 19 hijackers involved were Saudi citizens.