Hostage's Murder Shakes U.S. Ex-Pats in Saudi Arabia

  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    <iframe src="" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Security forces in Saudi Arabia continue to search for the body of American engineer Paul Johnson, who was beheaded by Islamist militants in the capital, Riyadh, on Friday. The murder of Johnson and several other foreigners this month has deeply shaken the American expatriate community in the Saudi Kingdom. NPR's Julie McCarthy reports.



Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.

NPR thanks our sponsors

Become an NPR sponsor

Support comes from