#Muslim_Brotherhood leader points to conspiracy behind #Boston bombing

A common criticism of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood has always been that it delivers one message in English to an international audience, and another message entirely in Arabic to its domestic audience. If anyone is ever looking for an example of this, they need to look no further than the Islamist organization's reaction to the bombing of the Boston Marathon.
In English, the Brotherhood's political party released a statement "categorically reject[ing] as intolerable the bombings committed in the U.S. city of Boston," and "offer[ing] heartfelt sympathies and solemn condolences to the American people and the families of the victims."
In Arabic, senior Brotherhood leader and the vice chairman of the group's political party Essam el-Erian took a different tack. In a post on his Facebook page, he condemned the Boston attack -- but also linked it to the French war in Mali, the destruction in Syria and Iraq, and faltering rapprochement between the Turkish government and Kurdish rebels.
El-Erian is making the case that all of these setbacks -- from Boston to Baghdad -- are somehow connected. "Who disturbed democratic transformations, despite the difficult transition from despotism, corruption, poverty, hatred, and intolerance to freedom, justice tolerance, development, human dignity, and social justice?" he asked. "Who planted Islamophobia through research, the press, and the media? Who funded the violence?"
El-Erian just poses those questions -- he doesn't accuse any specific group of masterminding the Boston Marathon attack or the unrest across the Middle East. But while Brotherhood leaders feel free to indulge in such conspiracy-mongering in Arabic, these claims are notably absent from the group's English-language media. islam
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Explosions rock #Boston #Marathon

Here is the moment of the explosion at the Marathon, apparently taken off somebody TV

Two people were killed and dozens were injured this afternoon as two powerful explosions detonated in quick succession near the Boston Marathon finish line in Boston’s Back Bay section, turning a scene of athletic celebration into bloody chaos.
Two more explosive devices were found and dismantled, The Associated Press reported this afternoon. The Federal Aviation Administration announced a ground stop for Logan International Airport until further notice.
Blood and broken glass covered sidewalks in the area where the blasts occurred just before 3 p.m. in the city’s Back Bay section. Immediately after the explosions, some of the wounded could be seen to have lost limbs; others lay unconscious.
“It was just immediately [evident] there were injuries, right in the middle of the spectator crowds,” said boston.com sports producer Steve Silva, who was on the scene, covering the race. “There was blood everywhere; there were victims being carried out on stretchers. I saw someone lose their leg. People are crying. People are confused.”

Local hospitals reported treating at least 64 wounded people. Massachusetts General Hospital officials said that 19 people had been brought there, with six critically injured. Some amputations were necessary. Tufts Medical Center reported nine people were being treated there. Eighteen to 20 patients were also brought to Brigham and Women’s Hospital and 18 to Boston Medical Center.
President Obama has been informed of the incident and has directed his administration to provide whatever assistance is necessary in the investigation and response, a White House official said on background. Governor Deval Patrick said it was a “horrific day in Boston” and that authorities were focusing on making sure the area around the Copley Square finish line was safe and secured. He urged everyone to stay away from the area.
Hundreds of police officers and firefighters descended on the scene immediately after the blasts, clearing the finish-line viewing stands. FBI and State Police are among the investigators, officials said.
Bomb squads were searching the area, said Steve MacDonald, a spokesman for the Boston Fire Department. Officials said a third explosion, heard around 4 p.m., was a “controlled blast” staged as part of bomb squad activity.
“There were two bombs that exploded near the finish line in today’s Boston Marathon. We are working with law enforcement to understand what exactly has happened,” the Boston Athletic Association, the organization that runs the marathon, a magnet for runners from all over the world, said in a statement.
A Globe reporter on the scene saw people falling injured at two spots on Boylston Street, some of them knocked unconscious by the blast.
A city official briefed on the investigation said the first explosion had happened at Boylston and Exeter, at the finish line, and about five seconds later, a second explosion had hit a short distance away at Boylston and Fairfield streets.
MacDonald, the fire department spokesman, said Police Commissioner Edward F. Davis was on the scene, along with fire investigators and a host of other law enforcement officials.
MacDonald said that one explosion had happened in front of the Marathon Sports store at 671-673 Boylston and the windows were blown out at a LensCrafters store, where “the sidewalk is loaded with blood.”
Boston.com’s Silva said, “I was there at the finish, shooting finish line scenes, and then, bang, it just went off, and then less than 15 to 20 seconds after. there was a second explosion, closer to Fairfield Street.”

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