Meanwhile in Iraq

Bombs Injure Christian Students

A possible terror attack may have been thwarted in New York City, but violence is still raging elsewhere. Two bombs went off just minutes apart in a northern Iraqi city today near buses carrying Christian students. At least one is dead and around 100 injured. This is not the first time Sunni Muslim insurgents have targeted Iraq’s Christian minority. The bomb attacks come a week after the U.S.-based National Council of Churches asked Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in a letter to urge Iraqi officials to do more to protect Iraq’s Christian community. "Our concern is now particularly acute because it is possible that tensions will increase as various political forces continue to vie for power following the recent elections," the letter said. "We fear that a growing climate of mistrust and animosity will further threaten the fragile Christian community."