On Marathon Monday, April 9th, 2013, Boston was struck with the sudden and tragic news of bombings near the finish line. Images and reports of confusion and casualties surfaced on the web within the next few hours. As a Boston based media institution, TIM responded within hours. Our up to the minute articles, analysis and exclusive coverage of events after the bombings brought in thousands of hits to the site, which in turn led to TIM being featured in numerous mainstream media networks: on television, on radio and online.
Below is a comprehensive collection of stories from our major coverage of the Boston bombings.
Come on Muslims: Spare Me the Script
Editor-in-Chief, Amina Chaudary, cautions the Muslim community to “spare the script” while others are grieving.
A Muslim’s Prayer for the Boston Marathon
Senior Editor, Arsalan Iftikhar, writes a powerful dedication to those affected by the Boston Marathon bombing.
Boston Marathon Catch-22: Reactions, Apologia, and Narrating the Blame
Senior Online Editor, Sana Saeed, navigates the unfolding aftermath of the bombing.
From the Editor’s Desk, Amina Chaudary airs her concerns for the Saudi man rumored to be the original suspect in the bombings.
Coping with Transnational Terror: A Turkish View
A TIM exclusive, this op-ed piece examines the Boston bombing from a Turkish point of view.
TIM gets a look at what it’s like living in Chechnya as a member of the American-Muslim community.
Boston and Chechnya – Worlds Apart
A comparative look at how two very different places became linked together on an April afternoon.
The Boston Bombings: 18 Perspectives
Eighteen individuals from all over the world share their thoughts and opinions on the tragedy.
After many report that the bombing suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was relatively normal, columnist, Zaid Hassan, examines the reality of monsters in our society.
Editor-in-Chief, Amina Chaudary, reports live from Watertown as police search for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
Boston Bombing Hearing: Live Updates
Editor-in-Chief, Amina Chaudary, is in the courtroom during the first round of legal proceedings against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
Debate & Discussion
Are Muslims fueling “guilty until proven innocent”?
Our American Muslim Pulse section poses a question to generate discussion. Readers can leave their comments and respond to the corresponding poll.
Helene Newberg’s Marathon Journey
Motivated by her 16-year-old Muslim neighbor, a marathon runner is determined to give back to her community.
Boston Marathon Saudi“Suspect” Speaks Out
The original suspect of the Boston Marathon bombing speaks to us in this TIM exclusive.
Ibrahim Todashev, Reni and the FBI
A rare, first-hand story about Ibrahim’s wife, Reni, as she fell in love and now copes with the aftermath of his mysterious death.
Salon: Contributing Editor, Wajahat Ali, writes for Salon on the initial reactions regarding who could be responsible for the Boston Marathon bombings.
CNN: Senior Editor, Arsalan Iftikhar, appeared on CNN to give addition coverage on Contributing Editor, Wajahat Ali’s piece, “Please Don’t Let It Be A Muslim.”
The Washington Post: Senior Editor, Arsalan Iftikhar, gives additional commentary for a Washington Post article.
Global Post: Editor in Chief, Amina Chaudary, gives additional commentary for Global Post on her article written for The Islamic Monthly.
CNN: Editor in Chief, Amina Chaudary, speaks with CNN about her interview with Abdul Rahman Alharbi, the original Boston Bombing suspect.
The Huffington Post: Editor in Chief, Amina Chaudary, contributes to The Huffington Post in relation to the first suspect in the Boston Bombing attack.
HuffPost Live: Senior Online Editor, Sana Saeed, joins several other notable contributors for session on HuffPost Live.