The news is filled with sad reports of explosions in India, threats issued against Israel, and the imminent threat of the bird flu in Europe and Asia. On a smaller, but no less disturbing scale, there is a report that three Indonesian girls were beheaded and another was badly wounded on their way to school. BBC Link.
The young victims of this heinous and cowardly crime were all Christians on their way to a Christian school. One of the heads was left outside of a local church. The location of the attacks was the Sulawesi province, where there has been a history of clashes between Muslims and Christians. Though a peace agreement has cut down on violence, non-Muslims have been the target of smaller attacks. Link