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  • UN Ambassador Samantha Power’s bizarre tweet on the Islamist beheading of Daniel Pearl

    02/25/2014 5:10:59 AM PST · by SJackson · 19 replies
    U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power tweeted early Monday morning that, “Daniel Pearl’s story is reminder that individual accountability & reconciliation are required to break cycles of violence.” Pearl is the Wall Street Journal reporter who was abducted in Pakistan four months after Sept. 11, 2001. Al-Qaida leader Khalid Sheikh Mohammed slit Pearl’s throat and sawed his head off on camera, after forcing the reporter to read that “My name is Daniel Pearl. I’m a Jewish American from Encino, California, U.S.A. … My father’s Jewish, my mother’s Jewish, I’m Jewish. My family follows Judaism. We’ve made numerous family...
  • ‘What the hell is wrong with you?’ Was this Samantha Power baffling Daniel Pearl tweet evil...

    02/24/2014 5:56:36 AM PST · by blueyon · 21 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 2/24/2014 | Twitchy Staff
    ‘What the hell is wrong with you?’ Was this Samantha Power baffling Daniel Pearl tweet evil or stupid? Samantha Power@AmbassadorPower Daniel Pearl's story is reminder that individual accountability & reconciliation are required to break cycles of violence. @DanielPearlFNDN
  • Daniel Pearl Murder Convict Attempts Suicide in Pakistan

    02/16/2014 2:17:13 AM PST · by lbryce · 9 replies
    AFP via Yahoo ^ | Februaty 15, 2014 | Staff
    A British-Pakistani man convicted of the killing of US reporter Daniel Pearl has attempted to commit suicide in a Pakistani prison, an official said Saturday. "Omar Sheikh, a British-Pakistani, who is serving life imprisonment in Hyderabad prison, tried to hang himself with the exhaust of the prison cell late Friday," senior police official Akram Naeem told AFP. Pearl was working for the Wall Street Journal when he was kidnapped and beheaded in Pakistan in 2002.
  • Al Jazeera America Makes Debut With Few National Advertisers (Proctor and Gamble, Gillette)

    08/26/2013 7:21:09 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 55 replies
    Ad Age ^ | 8/23/13 | Jeanine Poggi
    In its first days on the air, Al Jazeera America's short commercial window has been dominated by promotions for the network itself and some direct-response ads. There are only a few national brands, including Gillette and ThermoSpas, that have bought time on the new cable news network. -snip- Procter & Gamble, parent of Gillette, did not respond to a request for comment by press time.
  • Al Jazeera to hit airwaves, but where are the advertisers?

    08/20/2013 10:40:29 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 37 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 8/19/13 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Al Jazeera may have a team of 1,000 journalists, a massive budget that expands coverage around the globe and a lofty goal of besting ratings king Fox News — but what it doesn’t have is a solid advertising base. The New York Postreports that when the network hits the airwaves Tuesday, it will do so with about half the normal cable news channel advertising load. It’ll have about six minutes of commercials per hour, compared to the 12-plus minutes broadcast by rivals Fox, CNN and MSNBC. Of those six minutes of commercials, about half will be in-house. Al Jazeera says...
  • Ed Koch’s grave marker is inscribed with journalist Daniel Pearl’s last words

    02/01/2013 9:52:31 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 26 replies
    Poynter ^ | 2/1/13 | Julie Moos
    Former New York City mayor Ed Koch died Friday morning at the age of 88. He plans to be buried in Manhattan, the three-term mayor said in 2008. His headstone and a memorial bench, placed at Trinity Church Cemetery in 2009, evoke his faith and his admiration of a murdered journalist. Koch explained his plans to the Associated Press: The marker will bear the Star of David and a Hebrew prayer, “Hear O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is One.” It also will be inscribed with the last words of journalist Daniel Pearl before he was murdered by...
  • CNN Reporting Kidnapped Journalist Killed ...

    02/01/2002 9:38:51 AM PST · by RCW2001 · 436 replies · 833+ views
    CNN Live
    CNN reporting live that "New organizations have received Email claiming that kidnapped WSJ has been killed. Searching for wirecopy confirmation.
  • Karachi bombings linked with Daniel Pearl murder

    06/26/2012 8:53:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    France 24 ^ | 6/26/12 | staff
    An anti-terrorist judge in France has thrown weight behind claims that the murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl and the bombing of French engineers in Karachi both had their roots in murky arms deals with Pakistani officials. By FRANCE 24 (text) In 2002, two brutal terrorist attacks targeting westerners in the Pakistani city of Karachi shocked the world. In January that year, the American journalist Daniel Pearl was kidnapped before being beheaded in cold blood by his captors. A video was later released showing his execution. Three months later, on May 8, a bomber targeted a bus carrying French n
  • Mormon proxy baptism of Daniel Pearl draws family's ire

    03/11/2012 11:15:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    CNN's Belief Blog ^ | March 1, 2012 | Eric Marrapodi, CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor
    A muckraking ex-Mormon researcher struck again this week, revealing that some Mormons conducted a proxy baptism for slain Jewish journalist Daniel Pearl last year. The disclosure comes after recent revelations that Jewish victims of the Holocaust, including Anne Frank and a parent of Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal, had been baptized by proxy by Mormons. Helen Radkey, who has been combing through Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints records for years, told CNN the Pearl incident was one of "the most egregious," because of the circumstances of Pearl's death. Pearl, a reporter for the Wall Street Journal, was kidnapped in...
  • The Definitive Account of Daniel Pearl's Death (New Report, Findings of 2002 Kidnap, Execution)

    01/20/2011 10:47:53 AM PST · by lbryce · 4 replies
    Gawker ^ | January 20, 2011 | Staff
    Washington Post:Murder and Kidnapping of Daniel Pearl The report from the Center for Public Integrity (which is over 80 pages—the Washington Post has it all here) says that U.S. officials matched the veins in the hand seen on a video decapitating Pearl to the veins in the hand of Khalid Sheik Mohammed, who's currently in Guantanamo Bay, never to be freed. It was confirmation of KSM's own confession to the CIA. Here is the WaPo's summary of Pearl's awful end: Mohammed slashed Pearl's throat, killing him, but one of his accomplices failed to operate the video camera, which they had...
  • Report: Senior al Qaeda leader personally beheaded Daniel Pearl (KSM)

    01/20/2011 2:43:52 AM PST · by markomalley · 8 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/20/11
    An analysis of veins corroborates a confession by a senior al Qaeda leader that he personally beheaded Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, according to a new report released Thursday. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is suspected of planning the September 11, 2001, terror attacks on the United States. Mohammed has not denied his role in the killing of Pearl, who was abducted in January 2002. A video of the journalist's slaying was distributed online nearly a month after he was abducted, but the face of the killer who slit his throat was not visible. U.S. officials have not charged Mohammed in...
  • Khalid Sheik Mohammed killed U.S. journalist Daniel Pearl, report finds

    01/19/2011 9:39:07 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 50 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 20, 2011
    A recently completed investigation of the killing of Daniel Pearl in Pakistan nine years ago makes public new evidence that a senior al-Qaeda operative executed the Wall Street Journal reporter. Khalid Sheik Mohammed - the self-described mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, who is being held at the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba - said at a military hearing in 2007 that he killed Pearl. But there have been lingering doubts about his involvement, and the United States has not charged him with the crime. According to the new report, which was prepared by faculty members and...
  • Message to Muslims: I’m Sorry (Mega-Barf)

    09/19/2010 6:02:25 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 61 replies · 1+ views
    nytimes.com ^ | Sept. 18, 2010 | NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF
    Many Americans have suggested that more moderate Muslims should stand up to extremists, speak out for tolerance, and apologize for sins committed by their brethren. That’s reasonable advice, and as a moderate myself, I’m going to take it. (Throat clearing.) I hereby apologize to Muslims for the wave of bigotry and simple nuttiness that has lately been directed at you. The venom on the airwaves, equating Muslims with terrorists, should embarrass us more than you. Muslims are one of the last minorities in the United States that it is still possible to demean openly, and I apologize for the slurs....
  • [Daniel Pearl's Father] Undercurrents below the Ground Zero mosque

    08/29/2010 12:34:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | August 28, 2010 / 19 Elul, 5770 | Judea Pearl
    I have been trying hard to find an explanation for the intense controversy surrounding the Cordoba Initiative, whereby 71 percent of Americans object to the proposed project of building a mosque next to Ground Zero. I cannot agree with the theory that such broad resistance represents Islamophobic sentiments, nor that it is a product of a “rightwing” smear campaign against one imam or another. Americans are neither bigots nor gullible. Deep sensitivity to the families of 9/11 victims was cited as yet another explanation, but this too does not answer the core question. If one accepts that the 19 fanatics...
  • Obama: Daniel Pearl’s Beheading ‘Captured the World’s Imagination’

    05/28/2010 11:22:07 AM PDT · by AJKauf · 29 replies · 1,221+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | May 28 | Pam Meister
    Is the president an insensitive boob? Or an anti-Semite?......
  • What Daniel Pearl's decapitation means to Barack Obama

    05/22/2010 7:06:51 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 54 replies · 1,851+ views
    spectator.co.uk ^ | May 22, 2010
    Even given Obama’s ever more terrifying and lethal performance in office, his comments about the jihadi murder of Daniel Pearl, and in front of Daniel’s bereaved family, are simply astounding. This is what Obama said: ‘Obviously, the loss of Daniel Pearl was one of those moments that captured the world’s imagination because it reminded us of how valuable a free press is.’ Daniel Pearl was not murdered because he was a journalist. He was decapitated because he was an American Jew. Khalid Sheikh Mohamed cut off his head in an act of unimaginable barbarism, which was videoed in order to...
  • Mark Steyn: One of Those Moments

    05/22/2010 4:20:36 PM PDT · by GVnana · 19 replies · 1,549+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 5/22/2010 | Mark Steyn
    One of Those Moments The president has become the latest Western liberal to try to hammer Daniel Pearl’s box into a round hole. Barack Obama’s remarkable powers of oratory are well known: In support of Chicago’s Olympic bid, he flew into Copenhagen to give a heartwarming speech about himself, and they gave the games to Rio. He flew into Boston to support Martha Coakley’s bid for the U.S. Senate, and Massachusetts voters gave Ted Kennedy’s seat to a Republican. In the first year of his presidency, he gave a gazillion speeches on health-care “reform” and drove support for his proposals...
  • Mark Steyn: Obama's lazy tribute to Daniel Pearl

    05/21/2010 6:45:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies · 1,776+ views
    oc register ^ | 5/21/10 | Mark Steyn
    Barack Obama's remarkable powers of oratory are well known: In support of Chicago's Olympic bid, he flew into Copenhagen to give a heartwarming speech about himself, and they gave the games to Rio. He flew into Boston to support Martha Coakley's bid for the U.S. Senate, and Massachusetts voters gave Ted Kennedy's seat to a Republican. In the first year of his presidency, he gave a gazillion speeches on health care "reform" and drove support for his proposals to basement level, leaving Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid to ram it down the throats of the American people through sheer parliamentary...
  • Obama's Empty Genstures

    05/20/2010 12:03:42 PM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 12 replies · 419+ views
    There was an emotional ceremony at the White House on Monday when President Obama welcomed slain journalist Daniel Pearl’s surviving family members to witness the signing of the Daniel Pearl Freedom of the Press Act. Pearl, a reporter for the Wall Street Journal, was brutally murdered in Pakistan as he was following up some leads on al-Qaeda financing in early 2002. Four Pakistanis were convicted in Pearl’s murder in July of that year. The mastermind of the kidnapping and murder, however, may have been Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who confessed to the murder under interrogation by the CIA. According to the...
  • Pearl's Beheading 'Captured the Imagination of People Around the World.'

    05/18/2010 6:25:08 PM PDT · by PennsylvaniaMom · 74 replies · 2,237+ views
    GatewayPundit ^ | May 18, 2010 | GatewayPundit
    The video of Dear Leader's horrific 'slip' is over at GatewayPundit. The profound idiocy of his 'captured the world's imagination' statement is so vapid and ugly that I cannot even make a TOTUS joke.
  • Obama: Beheading of Daniel Pearl ‘captured the world’s imagination’ [video]

    05/18/2010 11:52:09 AM PDT · by Nachum · 131 replies · 2,840+ views
    daily caller ^ | May 18, 2010 | staff
    President Obama today signed into law The Daniel Pearl Freedom of Press Act, which expands efforts to identify countries that don’t share our love for the First Amendment. He also took time to honor the man the bill is named after, journalist Daniel Pearl, who was kidnapped and beheaded by Islamic extremists in 2002 in what the President — with nary a teleprompter in sight — called a moment that ‘captured the world’s imagination.’ The Obama administration has pushed to have Pearl’s professed killer, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, tried in civilian court.
  • Did the Amish Behead Danny Pearl?

    05/18/2010 10:50:48 AM PDT · by jazminerose · 13 replies · 674+ views
    www.joytiz.com ^ | 5/18/10 | Joy Tiz
    HR 3714, The Daniel Pearl Freedom of the Press Act, is supposed to require the State Department—those folks who apologize to China for Arizona’s imaginary human rights atrocities—to recognize “global threats” to journalists. At the signing ceremony, the president refused to take questions, thus avoiding embarrassment to the jihad community. At no time did Obama identify the barbarians who tortured and beheaded WSJ reporter Danny Pearl, then thirty eight years old. Danny, the lionhearted used his last moments of life to embrace his Jewish heritage rather than capitulate to his bloodthirsty butchers.
  • Obama Won’t Say Who Killed Daniel Pearl

    05/18/2010 9:08:26 AM PDT · by Nachum · 59 replies · 1,530+ views
    commentary mag. ^ | 5/18/10 | Jennifer Rubin
    At a signing ceremony for the Freedom of Press Act, it is ironic and shameful that Obama could not bring himself to identify the killers who beheaded the man who fearlessly reported on the jihadist terrorists. Obama had this to say: All around the world there are enormously courageous journalists and bloggers who, at great risk to themselves, are trying to shine a light on the critical issues that the people of their country face; who are the frontlines against tyranny and oppression. (Snip) If you didn’t know already, you’d never figure out that he was talking about the Islamic...
  • PRESIDENT OBAMA SIGNS THE DANIEL PEARL FREEDOM OF THE PRESS ACT

    05/18/2010 8:13:43 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 8 replies · 318+ views
    The Cypress Times ^ | 5/18/10 | Susan Bainbridge
    WASHINGTON D.C. - Before family and friends of the late Wall Street Journal reporter, Daniel Pearl, President Barack Obama signed into law, the Daniel Pearl Freedom of the Press Act. Gathered in the Oval Office with President Obama were his widow, Marlane, his parents, Judea and Ruth, his siblings, Michelle and Tamara, along with his son, Adam, who, will turn 8 years old on May 28th. Other guests included Senator Chris Dodd and Representative Adam Schiff, who were the primary sponsors of the bill.
  • Obama signs Freedom of Press Act

    05/17/2010 9:59:15 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 26 replies · 953+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 17, 2010
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama has signed a law intended to provide more protections for a free press around the world. The law, the Daniel Pearl Freedom of Press Act, expands efforts to identify countries where press freedom is being violated.
  • MONDAY: President will sign 'Freedom of Press Act'

    05/16/2010 6:49:09 PM PDT · by Las Vegas Ron · 99 replies · 4,432+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 5-16-10 | Breaking on Drudge
    MONDAY: President will sign 'Freedom of Press Act' in Oval Office. The signing will be pooled press... Developing...
  • ACLU Taps Pros for Gitmo Defense Work

    04/08/2008 5:55:39 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 9 replies · 213+ views
    Miami Herald via Military.com ^ | 8 April 08 | Unknown
    The American Civil Liberties Union, which for years has scorned the Pentagon's military commissions as "kangaroo courts," has announced that it will mount an effort to provide top civilian defense attorneys for alleged terrorists facing trial at Guantanamo, notably the alleged mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Former Attorney General Janet Reno is among top lawyers who have endorsed the $8.5 million effort, which will helpdefray the expenses of civilian defense attorneys working on the terrorism cases. Under the military commissions scheme, the Pentagon will not reimburse volunteer civilian attorneys for their expenses. ACLU executive director Anthony Romero...
  • Judea and Ruth Pearl on Eric Holder's Decision To Try Khalid Sheikh Muhammad in Federal Court

    12/05/2009 11:23:03 AM PST · by Sergeant Tim · 10 replies · 1,109+ views
    911NeverForget.Us ^ | December 5, 2009 | Judea and Ruth Pearl
    Statement by Judea and Ruth Pearl as read at the New York rally by Brian Dennehy on December 5 2009 Friends, On behalf of the Daniel Pearl Foundation, we wish to join you today in a call to reverse Attorney General Eric Holder's decision to try America's new-type of enemies in New York Federal court. We wish to add to your rally the perspective of our own personal tragedy which, in many ways, has come to symbolize the depth of inhumanity that has swept our planet in the 21st century, and the sense of urgency with which this planet is...
  • Jailed militant’s hoax calls drove India, Pakistan to brink of war

    11/25/2009 11:20:51 PM PST · by cold start · 5 replies · 728+ views
    DAWN.COM ^ | Thursday, 26 Nov, 2009 | Azaz Syed
    ISLAMABAD: Omar Saeed Sheikh, a detained Pakistani militant, had made hoax calls to President Asif Ali Zardari and the Chief of Army Staff, Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, in a bid to heighten Pakistan-India tensions after last year’s terrorist attacks on Mumbai, investigators have told Dawn. ‘Omar Saeed Sheikh was the hoax caller. It was he who threatened the civilian and military leaderships of Pakistan over telephone. And he did so from inside Hyderabad jail,’ investigators said. The controversy came to light after Dawn broke the story, exactly one year ago, that a hoax caller claiming to be then Indian foreign...
  • Jim Moran: Daniel Pearl’s family is un-American

    11/16/2009 10:43:30 AM PST · by American Dream 246 · 18 replies · 1,041+ views
    Hotair ^ | 11/16/09 | Ed Morrissey
    That’s certainly the conclusion one can draw from two stories over the last couple of days. Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA), who pushed Barack Obama to bring Guantanamo Bay detainees to the US for criminal trials, says that criticism of the decision is “un-American”: Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA) has strong words for the Republicans opposing Attorney General Eric Holder’s plan to bring five 9/11 suspects to New York City to face trial. “They see this as an opportunity to demagogue,” he said. “They will seize on any opportunity to do that, and that means they’ll even take a stand that’s un-American.”...
  • Daniel Pearl's dad is sickened by Obama's 9/11 trial decision

    11/14/2009 1:28:57 PM PST · by GOPGuide · 55 replies · 2,420+ views
    NYPost ^ | November 14, 2009 | CARL CAMPANILE
    The father of slain Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl slammed the Obama administration's decision to hold a public trial for admitted 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed -- who boasted of killing his son in Pakistan. Judea Pearl said he was "sick to the stomach" when he heard that the Justice Department decided to prosecute Mohammed in Manhattan federal court. "I don't want to hear every morning in the papers what KSM did," Pearl told The Post last night. "Danny was killed once. Now he will be killed 10 times a day. Leave him alone." VIDEO: 9/11 SUSPECTS TO BE...
  • KSM: "I Beheaded Reporter Daniel Pearl"

    "I decapitated with blessed right hand the head of the American Jew, Daniel Pearl, in the city of Karachi, Pakistan," Mohammed said in a written declaration submitted to a military tribunal at Guantanamo last weekend. "For those who would like to confirm, there are pictures of me on the Iternet holding his head," KSM said in his statement. US officials had told ABC News that identifying marks on the hand of the masked man holding Pearl's head matched those of KSM.
  • Islamist Extremism and the Murder of Daniel Pearl

    11/02/2009 4:41:20 PM PST · by SJackson · 16 replies · 600+ views
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 11-2-09 | Joseph I. Lieberman
    These are the remarks Sen. Joseph Lieberman delivered at the fourth annual Daniel Pearl Memorial Lecture at Stanford University on October 18: It has been nearly eight years since Ruth and Judea Pearl were confronted by the most unspeakable horror that any parent can contemplate. But rather than retreat into grief and anger, they have instead ensured that the flame of their son’s memory, and everything he stood for, has continued to burn with undiminished urgency and relevance. Because of their work, and the work of the Daniel Pearl Foundation, Danny’s life continues to illuminate our world. Daniel Pearl’s legacy...
  • Gates vs. AP over war photo

    09/06/2009 4:25:18 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 13 replies · 897+ views
    DNCTV ^ | September 4th | Courtney Kube
    While an Associated Press photographer was embedded with Marines in Helmand last month, a Marine convoy was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade, or RPG. It struck Lance Corporal Joshua M. Bernard severing his legs. He was treated on the scene, but later died at a combat field hospital. The AP took still photos and video of the attack, and of Bernard, as he lay dying. Several weeks later, while working on a feature story about the war in Afghanistan, the AP reporter met with Bernard's family and told his father that they had photos and video of their son before...
  • 2 KILOS OF HEROIN, 3 BOMB VESTS, AND 15 KILOS OF EXPLOSIVES

    09/03/2009 2:07:05 PM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies · 697+ views
    SNIPPET - Quote: Pak raids unravel Taliban-drugs link ISLAMABAD: Pakistani authorities arrested 13 Islamist militants in separate raids that police said on Monday foiled major terrorist attacks and provided clues to how drug sales help fund the Taliban.
  • The Normalization of Evil

    02/03/2009 11:27:20 AM PST · by mnehring · 4 replies · 467+ views
    They murdered her husband.  They killed his father.Daniel Patrick Moynihan famously wrote of American society rationalizing acceptance of ever rising levels of crime and self-destructive behavior in the 1993 Winter edition of The American Scholar.  The title of his essay was Defining Deviancy Down and became a frequently used part of the lexicon in the ensuing battles and debates in our culture wars.  The same concept of acquiescence writ large on the international stage is the subject of a Wall Street Journal column published yesterday and written by Judea Pearl, father of Danny and UCLA professor.  Judea Pearl, whose journalist son was brutally slain by...
  • Daniel Pearl and the Normalization of Evil: JIMMY CARTER SMACKDOWN

    02/03/2009 9:33:09 AM PST · by Cinnamon Girl · 27 replies · 1,827+ views
    WSJ ^ | FEBRUARY 2, 2009, 11:37 P.M. ET | Judea Pearl
    (excerpt) Neither he, nor the millions who were shocked by his murder, could have possibly predicted that seven years later his abductor, Omar Saeed Sheikh, according to several South Asian reports, would be planning terror acts from the safety of a Pakistani jail. Or that his murderer, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, now in Guantanamo, would proudly boast of his murder in a military tribunal in March 2007 to the cheers of sympathetic jihadi supporters. Or that this ideology of barbarism would be celebrated in European and American universities, fueling rally after rally for Hamas, Hezbollah and other heroes of "the resistance."...
  • Daniel Pearl and the Normalization of Evil

    02/02/2009 9:12:17 PM PST · by bluejay · 17 replies · 613+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | FEBRUARY 2, 2009, 11:37 P.M. ET | JUDEA PEARL
    Danny's picture is hanging just in front of me, his warm smile as reassuring as ever. But I find it hard to look him straight in the eyes and say: You did not die in vain.
  • When Human Rights Extend to Nonhumans

    07/13/2008 11:32:45 AM PDT · by Soliton · 16 replies · 225+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 7/13/2008 | DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.
    If you caught your son burning ants with a magnifying glass, would it bother you less than if you found him torturing a mouse with a soldering iron? How about a snake? How about his sister? Does Khalid Shaikh Mohammed — the Guantánamo detainee who claims he personally beheaded the reporter Daniel Pearl — deserve the rights he denied Mr. Pearl? Which ones? A painless execution? Exemption from capital punishment? Decent prison conditions? Habeas corpus?
  • Crisis Darfur [Boycott Olympics]

    06/25/2008 8:35:26 PM PDT · by Uncle Ralph · 13 replies · 168+ views
    Guernica Magazine ^ | June 2008 | Bernard-Henri Lévy
    A conversation with Mia Farrow and Bernard-Henri Lévy, moderated by Dinaw Mengestu | June 2008 Part 1: French philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy on how 3 great ideas of the political left have backfired on the people of Darfur The following Guernica program took place at PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature, on April 29, 2008, at Flourence Gould Hall in New York City. This is the first of three parts. To listen to the program in its entirety, please go here. Runs about 90 minutes. Dinaw Mengestu: The title of this conversation is Crisis Darfur, and I can’t quite give...
  • President Bush Hosts Hanukkah Reception (Plus, Daniel Pearl's Parents Light Menorah)

    12/10/2007 5:07:05 PM PST · by Cinnamon Girl · 21 replies · 84+ views
    White House ^ | December 10, 2007
    Please click on the link and then on the "play video" to hear President Bush's speech at the annual White House Chanukah Party. Afterward, Daniel Pearl's parents, Ruth and Judea light the chanukiah. (No offense to anyone, but I'd turn it off after "Maoz Tzur".) Text of speech: 5:27 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. Good evening. Laura and I welcome you to the White House. Mr. Attorney General, thank you for being here. Secretary Chertoff, and family. Hanukkah is a time of joy and festivity in the Jewish religion. We're honored to gather with members of the Jewish community...
  • Threat Matrix: December 2007

    12/01/2007 8:47:13 PM PST · by nwctwx · 1,428 replies · 7,285+ views
    Calculating the Risks in Pakistan A small group of U.S. military experts and intelligence officials convened in Washington for a classified war game last year, exploring strategies for securing Pakistan's nuclear arsenal if the country's political institutions and military safeguards began to fall apart. The secret exercise — conducted without official sponsorship from any government agency, apparently due to the sensitivity of its subject — was one of several such games the U.S. government has conducted in recent years examining various options and scenarios for Pakistan's nuclear weapons: How many troops might be required for a military intervention in...
  • Suspect in Pearl Murder Was Held, Questioned, Before Death

    11/13/2007 4:04:00 PM PST · by KingofZion · 11 replies · 75+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | November 13, 2007 | Jay Solomon and Steve Levine
    A long-sought suspect in the slaying of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl was secretly detained and interrogated by U.S. and Pakistani intelligence agencies before he died earlier this year, say U.S. and Pakistani law-enforcement officials. The revelation about the suspect, Saud Memon, suggests that the interrogation may have played a role in his death, say lawyers and human-rights advocates who have accused the Bush administration of colluding with Islamabad in illegally arresting and detaining scores of suspected terrorists since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Memon was questioned both for his alleged involvement in Pearl's murder as well as his...
  • Suspect in Pearl killing dies

    11/11/2007 11:57:59 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 101 replies · 2,485+ views
    Agence France-Presse ^ | November 12, 2007
    Excerpt - Washington - A Pakistani businessman suspected of playing a role in the 2002 brutal killing of American journalist Daniel Pearl died earlier this year, shortly after being interrogated by US and Pakistani intelligence, The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday. Pearl, a Karachi-based correspondent for the Journal, was kidnapped on January 23 2002, and killed execution-style shortly after. The newspaper said Karachi businessman Saud Memon became a key suspect in the case because he owned a nursery where Pearl had been held captive. Citing an unnamed senior US law enforcement official, the report said Memon was interrogated by...
  • Daniel Pearl's widow sues terrorists

    07/19/2007 12:58:36 AM PDT · by Stoat · 9 replies · 596+ views
    The New York Daily News ^ | July 18, 2007 | TOM HAYS
    Breaking NewsDaniel Pearl's widow sues terrorists By TOM HAYS THE ASSOCIATED PRESSWednesday, July 18th 2007, 2:36 PM A lawsuit filed in Brooklyn federal court today by Marianne Pearl (above) seeks unspecified damages for acts it alleges were meant to 'emotionally destroy the Pearl family.' The widow of Daniel Pearl has sued more than a dozen reputed terrorists and Pakistan's largest bank, blaming them for the torture and murder of the Wall Street Journal reporter in 2002.A complaint filed Wednesday in Brooklyn federal court by Mariane Pearl and her husband's estate alleges Habib Bank Limited of Karachi knowingly provided financial...
  • Stay The Course? (Daniel Pearl's Father on Cavuto)

    07/09/2007 4:57:43 PM PDT · by RDTF · 5 replies · 649+ views
    Fox ^ | July 9, 2007 | Your World Exclusive
    video at link
  • A Mighty Bomb (Angelina's PC Pearl does dismal B.O.)

    07/09/2007 4:22:39 PM PDT · by AnnaZ · 35 replies · 1,344+ views
    Opening weekend numbers: JUNE 2007 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 17  18  19  20  21 Rank  Daily Gross Change Y/L* Theaters / Average Gross-to-date  22 10  $1,207,775 - / - 1,355 / $891 $1,207,775 / 1 23 10  $1,641,759 35.9% / - 1,355 / $1,212 $2,849,534 / 2 24 10  $1,099,329 -33% / - 1,355 / $811 $3,948,863 / 3 25 10  $397,391 -63.9% / - 1,355 / $293
  • Un"Mighty": Muslims Heroes in Qaeda-less Jolie-Pitt Daniel Pearl "Lifetime"-esque Movie

    06/14/2007 6:51:00 AM PDT · by GFritsch · 26 replies · 1,316+ views
    DebbieSchlussel.com ^ | 6/14/2007 | Debbie Schlussel
    Angelina Jolie's "Understanding" @ pro-HAMAS Arab Children's Conference Hate-Fest in Jordan, 2004 I went to the screening of "A Mighty Heart"--activists Brad Pitt's and Angelina Jolie's movie on the Al-Qaeda murder of Daniel Pearl--expecting a movie with an agenda. And that is exactly what I got. That, plus a Lifetime Channel weepy-damsel-in-distress movie of the week. Muslims are the heroes--NOT the perpetrators--in this "Can't we all just get along?" kumbaya film ostensibly about terrorism. As one would expect from the Jolie-Pitts, "A Mighty Heart" is mostly NOT about the Al-Qaeda murder of Daniel Pearl, killed in cold blood specifically because...
  • A Mighty Shame

    06/24/2007 3:16:53 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 12 replies · 644+ views
    Washington Post ^ | June 24, 2007 | Asra Q. Nomani
    O n Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2002, I stood at the gate of my rented house in Karachi, watching my friend Danny Pearl juggle a notebook, cellphone and earpiece as he bounded over to a taxicab idling in the street. He was off to try to find the alleged al-Qaeda handler of "shoe bomber" Richard Reid in Pakistan. "Good luck, dude," I called, waving cheerfully as he strode off, a lopsided grin on his face. His pregnant wife, Mariane, stood smiling and waving beside me as the taxi pulled away. A gaggle of parrots swooped through the trees above, squawking in...
  • I am jewish-Daniel Pearl`s parents on youtube about their son.

    I just found this on youtube and thought it was very moving.I wanted to share it with you.