But who could have perpetrated such an act? Perhaps Christian fundamentalists?
The perps are not yet known (the BBC informs us that "Investigators are poring over a wealth of evidence to find out who tried to detonate a car bomb in Times Square"), but an important clue may be found in this Telegraph article on the bomb today:
The location is also adjacent to the Viacom building, fuelling speculation that it might be linked to the company's controversial South Park cartoon which recently depicted Prophet Muhammad in a bear suit.
Aha! Could be a coincidence, of course. Time will tell.