It wasn't coincidence that the Underwear Bomber tried to strike on Christmas Day, anymore than it was coincidence that airplanes smashed into the World Trade Center.
The Twin Towers were a distinct symbol of capitalism.
Terrorists hate capitalism and Christianity. So a strike on Christmas or Easter also should have been expected.
Yet, during the gulf wars, the coalition forces would reduce or eliminate engagement with the enemy on Muslim holy days.
Liberals say we must be better than our adversaries.
Maybe so. How many American soldiers and civilians are we required to sacrifice while making such noble gestures?