In New York City, there are members of dozens and dozens of religious groups. Since all of these groups (according to Western myths) teach peace and tolerance, any terrorist attack should have an equal likelihood of coming from any religious group. Why, then, aren't we surprised to hear, over and over again, that terrorist attacks are almost always carried out by Muslims? Why are we shocked on those rare occasions when a non-Muslim group turns to violence?
NEW YORK - Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said on NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday that authorities were recovering evidence from the car bomb discovered in New York's Times Square.
Police found the "amateurish" but potentially powerful bomb in a smoking sport utility vehicle in the busy theater district Saturday night, then cleared the streets of thousands of tourists so they could dismantle it.
The vehicle was removed and most of Times Square was reopened Sunday morning, NBC reported.
Officials were treating the incident as a potential terrorist attack, Napolitano said, though it was too soon to tell who is responsible. She added that investigators had no suspects but that they had recovered forensic evidence, including fingerprints, from the vehicle.
The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the failed attack. In a one-minute video allegedly released by the Pakistani Taliban, the group said the attack is revenge for the death of its leader Baitullah Mehsud and the recent killings of the top leaders of al-Qaida in Iraq. Read More.