In the Muslim world there were concerns about who might be blamed; in Britain thoughts turned to their own marathon set to take place Sunday. In its aftermath, the Boston Marathon bombings became a global news story, appearing on front pages in places ranging from Argentina to Turkey.
Max Fisher of the Washington Post reported Monday afternoon on the fear that spread throughout the Muslim world that a potential bomber might turn out to be someone who practiced the same faith. He pointed attention to Jenan Moussa, a reporter for Al Aan TV based in Dubai. Moussa tweeted: "The thought of every Muslim right now. RT @LibyaLiberty Please don't be a Muslim.
#BostonMarathon." This morning Moussa retweeted words of condolence from a Muslim cleric saying, "We need more of these voices."
Saudi blogger and journalist Ahmed Al Omran, posted about the reactions of Saudis to the bombing. A "Saudi national" was apparently being questioned, according to CBS News, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Post, and other media. The Saudi-owned Al Arabiya reported that two Saudi nationals had been injured in the blast, and Al Riyadh reported on King Abdullah's response. The Saudi newspaper Al Watan ran an image of the bombing on its front page with a headline that reads "Explosions 'Shake' America" in translation.