Glenn Beck released more information Monday regarding what he believes is a government cover-up to avoid tying Saudi Arabia to the bombings that took place at the Boston Marathon.
“You want to know why we have terror over and over in our streets?” Beck asked on his program. “Saudi Arabia. It is time someone on network television says it.”
Beck latched onto a report shortly after the explosions in Boston that named a Saudi student, Abdul Rahman Ali Alharbi, as a “personal of interest” in the investigation. He said the Chechen suspects, Tarmerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, were not “lone wolves” and believe the Saudi national played a key role in the attack.
Beck found the fact that Sec. of State John Kerry had a closed-door meeting with Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Saud Al-Faisal the day after the bombing was suspicious.
Beck, who alleges the Associated Press avoids making any ties between Islam and terrorism, believes Alharbi’s involvement is being ignored by media or purposely covered up by the government.
Alharbi was injured in the bombing at the Boston Marathon and had to be hospitalized. Beck says two FBI sources said Alharbi was “in custody.” He alleges that Alharbi was stripped of his student visa and scheduled to be deported “due to national security concerns.”
Members of the House Committee on Homeland Security have followed up on Beck’s claims, writing a letter to Janet Napolitano asking her to disclose more information on the Saudi national. Napolitano responded that she did not know of “anyone who is being deported for national concerns at all related to Boston. I don’t know where that rumor come[s] from.”
The U.S. Immigrations and Customs told TheBlaze that Alharbi was never considered for deportation. A guest on Beck’s show, Steve Emerson, a journalist and author, maintained that someone with “the same name” and “same build” as Alharbi was scheduled for deportation.
“I think the bigger story here is Saudi Arabia,” Beck said.