Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Fox News' Erik Rush tweeted: ‘Kill all Muslims’ Boston bomb
Erik Rush a regular on Fox News, appeared to put the blame to Islamic extremists following yesterday’s blasts in the Boston Marathon bombings, in which at least three people were killed.
“Let's bring more Saudis in without screening them! C'mon!,”
Another Twitter user asked, “Are you ALREADY BLAMING MUSLIMS??” then Rush responded: "Yes, they're evil. Let's kill them all."
The tweet drew a flood of responses from Twitter users, many of them expressing shock and anger at the tweet. Rush responded to many of his critics with a series of profane responses.
The Boston explosions drew a more measured response from international media.
The bombings in Boston killed at least three people and injured scores. Authorities in the U.S. described the incident as an act of terror, although have not yet speculated on who was behind the blasts. President Obama vowed on Monday that those behind the bombing "will feel the full weight of justice."
At least 128 people were hospitalized following the incident, and as many as eight were in critical condition, officials said.