The Boston Bombing’s ‘Saudi Suspect’ Wasn’t Sure Exactly Which Prejudice Was Being Used Against Him

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Photo: Courtesy of The Islamic Monthly

"All the police officers and the FBI … and all the nurses and all the doctors were staring at me … I was looking [at] them like, is it because of the color of my skin or is it because of the name of my country?” —Abdulrahman Ali Alharbi, the Saudi national who was injured in the Boston Marathon bombing and briefly became a potential suspect