“Palestinian security officials have said they suspect a secret vice squad of Muslim militants.” A secret vice squad, attacking Internet cafes and…Christian bookstores, in the name of Islamic morality. As far as the attackers are concerned, both represent vice in equally pernicious ways. And then some American Christian conservatives say we ought to ally with Muslims on the basis of morality; they don’t realize that all too many Muslims regard Christian beliefs as just as much a manifestation of immorality, if not more so, than Internet porn.
Three explosions rocked Gaza City early Sunday, damaging two Internet cafes and a Christian bookstore.
No one was hurt and no group claimed responsibility for the blasts, which took place around 3 a.m. local time, Palestinian security officials said.
But heavy external damage was visible at the three stores. At the bookstore, which is funded by American Protestants and known as the Bible Society, a number of books were also burned in the explosion.
Several similar attacks on Internet cafes and music stores in recent months have been claimed by a little-known extremist Islamic organization calling itself the Swords of Truth….
In recent months, about three dozen Internet cafes and shops selling pop music have been attacked in the Gaza Strip, with assailants detonating small bombs outside businesses at night, causing damage but no injuries. Palestinian security officials have said they suspect a secret vice squad of Muslim militants.