“It was very shocking that such a thing happens in such a holy place for Muslims, the second holiest place in the world. That’s not an act that represents Islam. People never imagined that this could happen here.” — Altayeb Osama, a 25-year old visitor to Medina from Abu Dhabi, after a suicide bombing outside one of Islam’s holiest sites killed four Saudi security forces.
“We had lot of dreams. I cannot believe my son was inside that restaurant, he was part of that. But that’s the reality now.” — Meer Hayat Kabir, father of Meer Sameeh Mobashwer, one of at least five attackers who killed 20 hostages in a popular Bangladesh restaurant over the weekend.
“They were rivals, they had their differences; that gives him some additional standing.” — David Axelrod, chief architect of Barack Obama’s 2008 race for the Democratic nomination, as the president aims to give Hillary Clinton a political boost in a joint appearance Tuesday in North Carolina.