Day By Day© by Chris Muir.

Saturday, May 28, 2005

I'm taking bets

Indonesian officials instantly disavowed any Muslim involvement, but I'm willing to lay odds that the "religion of peace" has struck again:

Two bombs exploded in a crowded market in a Christian-dominated town in central Indonesia on Saturday, killing at least 22 people and wounding 40, police said. The blasts came two days after unspecified security threats prompted the United States to close its diplomatic offices. The explosions within 15 minutes of each other flattened food stands in the Sulawesi island town of Tentena. Witnesses said many of the victims had come to help those injured in the first blast, only to be killed by a second, larger explosion that left a 3-foot-deep crater. The blasts also damaged a bank, a church and a police station. 'The latest report says 22 people were killed,' Vice President Jusuf Kalla told a news conference in Makassar, provincial capital of South Sulawesi. A Christian clergyman and a 3-year-old boy were among the dead, police said.