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March 20, 2013 | By Haris Anwar, Bloomberg News
Pakistani security forces have arrested a suspect in the 2002 murder of U.S. journalist Daniel Pearl in the port city of Karachi, according to Pakistani police and military officials. Qari Abdul Hayee, a former leader of the Sunni sectarian group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, or LeJ, was aware of the plan to kidnap Pearl, the Wall Street Journal's South Asia bureau chief, according to a military official with knowledge of the detention, who asked not to be identified. Imran Shaukat, the spokesman for police in Sindh province, confirmed Hayee's arrest during a news briefing in Karachi.
NEWS
May 27, 2002 | By Lillian Swanson
Let's stop for a moment on this Memorial Day and say a prayer for Daniel Pearl. Like others before him - Ernie Pyle, George Polk, to name a few - Pearl died doing what journalists live to do: Gather information and present it to readers, so they can better understand the world. Pearl's brutal death, at the hands of abductors in Pakistan, gnaws at the hearts of decent people everywhere. Pearl, 38, South Asia bureau chief for The Wall Street Journal, was kidnapped Jan. 23 outside a Karachi restaurant.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 22, 2007 | By GARY THOMPSON, thompsg@phillynews.com 215-854-5992
Like "United 93," the docudrama "A Mighty Heart" tiptoes through a terrorist atrocity with a careful detachment. "A Mighty Heart" is even more circumspect, since it re-creates the circumstances surrounding the murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, but shows us nothing of his abduction, captivity or infamous beheading. Instead, "A Mighty Heart" follows Pearl's wife Mariane (Angelina Jolie) - her misgivings about Pearl's determination to interview a jihadist imam, her anxious moments when he does not return, her anguish at learning of his kidnapping, her horror at learning how it all ended.
NEWS
February 4, 2002
The fate of Daniel Pearl was still unclear yesterday. Perhaps by this morning, welcome confirmation will have come that the Wall Street Journal reporter, missing in Pakistan since Jan. 23, is alive. The ransom demanded by his self-proclaimed kidnappers has been changing: release the former Taliban ambassador to Pakistan - and pay $2 million; return Pakistani detainees at Guantanamo Bay; provide compensation for fighter jets Pakistan ordered but Congress has held up. Mr. Pearl has been accused of being a CIA spy, a claim his employer and everyone else denies.
NEWS
September 5, 2004 | By Cynthia J. McGroarty INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl was murdered by Islamic terrorists in Pakistan in February 2002, leaving behind a wife and unborn son. On Sept. 14, the opening night of the Cheltenham Township Adult School's 5 Star Forum, Mariane Pearl will tell of her life with her husband and her search for him after his kidnapping in Karachi. Pearl is the first of five speakers scheduled for events through April. The others are journalist Robin Wright, architect Moshie Safdie, radio host Terry Gross, and bioethicist Arthur Caplan.
NEWS
March 15, 2002 | By Kevin Murphy INQUIRER WASHINGTON BUREAU
The United States indicted a former al-Qaeda fighter yesterday in the kidnapping and murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl earlier this year in Karachi, Pakistan. Attorney General John Ashcroft said a federal grand jury in Trenton had charged Ahmad Omar Saeed Sheikh with conspiracy to commit hostage-taking that resulted in Pearl's murder, probably in late January. Saeed is in custody in Pakistan, which may try him on kidnapping charges. It is unclear whether Pakistan will extradite him to face trial in the United States.
NEWS
February 22, 2002 | By Kathy Boccella INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Veronica Guerin died covering organized crime in Ireland. Elijah Lovejoy died crusading against slavery. Ernie Pyle died covering World War II from the front. Now Daniel Pearl. The Wall Street Journal reporter is the latest name that will be added to the Journalists Memorial, a 24-foot glass tower honoring reporters, editors, photographers and broadcasters who have died in the line of duty. The memorial, which is outside the Freedom Forum's Newseum in Arlington, Va., is inscribed with the names of 1,393 journalists killed between 1812 and 2000.
NEWS
May 11, 2004
Re Abe Krieger's letter about the treatment of Iraqi prisoners: He mentions putting the murder of Daniel Pearl in the context of Iraqi prisoners' treatment. No doubt, Mr. Pearl was gruesomely murdered by Islamic extremists and they deserve whatever penalty they can receive. In fact, I'd say the worse, the better. The only problem is that Mr. Pearl's murder was in Pakistan - not Iraq. The torture of Jessica Lynch? The torturers of any American deserve whatever punishment is meted out. However, it was revealed many months ago that Pvt. Lynch was not tortured by her captors.
NEWS
February 26, 2002 | Daily News wire services
The enigmatic Islamic radical who has claimed responsibility for organizing the kidnapping of American reporter Daniel Pearl was brought before an antiterrorism court in Karachi, Pakistan, yesterday and ordered held for another 14 days, ostensibly to give prosecutors more time to build a criminal case. In a related development, U.S. Ambassador Wendy Chamberlin said that when she meets with the Pakistani president, Pervez Musharraf, she will raise the issue of extraditing Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheik, the accused mastermind of the kidnapping and murder, to face prosecution in the United States.
NEWS
October 22, 2003 | By Jonathan S. Landay INQUIRER WASHINGTON BUREAU
U.S. investigators have concluded that a key al-Qaeda planner of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks slit the throat of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, a senior U.S. official said yesterday. The official, who requested anonymity because the matter is classified, declined to reveal what information led investigators to determine that Khalid Shaikh Mohammed killed Pearl in Pakistan in 2002. "The U.S. government has come to the conclusion that he [Mohammed] was the person who personally killed Danny Pearl," the official said.
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NEWS
March 20, 2013 | By Haris Anwar, Bloomberg News
Pakistani security forces have arrested a suspect in the 2002 murder of U.S. journalist Daniel Pearl in the port city of Karachi, according to Pakistani police and military officials. Qari Abdul Hayee, a former leader of the Sunni sectarian group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, or LeJ, was aware of the plan to kidnap Pearl, the Wall Street Journal's South Asia bureau chief, according to a military official with knowledge of the detention, who asked not to be identified. Imran Shaukat, the spokesman for police in Sindh province, confirmed Hayee's arrest during a news briefing in Karachi.
NEWS
November 17, 2009 | By Matt Mackowiak
Our impressive, analytical, professorial president really blew this one. Let's weigh the advantages and disadvantages of President Obama's decision to bring five of the plotters of the 9/11 attacks onto American soil to try them in civilian courts in New York City. First, the disadvantages: major security issues, free publicity for Islamic jihadists, the risk of revealing sensitive intelligence, a cost to the public in the tens of millions of dollars, and the delaying of justice for many years.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 22, 2007 | By Carrie Rickey INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
The most potent passages ofA Mighty Heart play like love letters from Daniel Pearl to the son he never met, as transcribed by his widow, Mariane. And they are undeniably powerful. But for the most part, Michael Winterbottom's well-intended film, the true story of an idealistic journalist and his gallant wife disinvites emotion by focusing on process at the expense of passion. Pearl, a reporter for The Wall Street Journal, arrived in Karachi, Pakistan, early in 2002, committed to opening dialogue among Islamists, Christians and Jews.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 22, 2007 | By GARY THOMPSON, thompsg@phillynews.com 215-854-5992
Like "United 93," the docudrama "A Mighty Heart" tiptoes through a terrorist atrocity with a careful detachment. "A Mighty Heart" is even more circumspect, since it re-creates the circumstances surrounding the murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, but shows us nothing of his abduction, captivity or infamous beheading. Instead, "A Mighty Heart" follows Pearl's wife Mariane (Angelina Jolie) - her misgivings about Pearl's determination to interview a jihadist imam, her anxious moments when he does not return, her anguish at learning of his kidnapping, her horror at learning how it all ended.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 22, 2007 | By Carrie Rickey, Inquirer Movie Critic
The most potent passages of A Mighty Heart play like love letters from Daniel Pearl to the son he never met, as transcribed by his widow, Mariane. And they are undeniably powerful. But for the most part, Michael Winterbottom's well-intended film, the true story of an idealistic journalist and his gallant wife disinvites emotion by focusing on process at the expense of passion. Pearl, a reporter for The Wall Street Journal , arrived in Karachi, Pakistan, early in 2002, committed to opening dialogue among Islamists, Christians and Jews.
NEWS
April 18, 2006 | By Tirdad Derakhshani INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
R&B singer Ashanti flew home from South Africa yesterday, bringing back the body of her cousin, Quinshae Snead, 20, who was killed Saturday after her car was struck by an unlicensed 17-year-old drunken driver in Johannesburg. Snead reportedly had been running an errand for Ashanti, who was in South Africa for a concert with several other performers. Ashanti canceled her appearance. In the horrific crash, the teenager struck the vehicle in which Snead was a passenger, and Snead was thrown into the path of an oncoming car. Her driver was hospitalized, but is expected to recover.
NEWS
September 5, 2004 | By Cynthia J. McGroarty INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl was murdered by Islamic terrorists in Pakistan in February 2002, leaving behind a wife and unborn son. On Sept. 14, the opening night of the Cheltenham Township Adult School's 5 Star Forum, Mariane Pearl will tell of her life with her husband and her search for him after his kidnapping in Karachi. Pearl is the first of five speakers scheduled for events through April. The others are journalist Robin Wright, architect Moshie Safdie, radio host Terry Gross, and bioethicist Arthur Caplan.
NEWS
May 11, 2004
Re Abe Krieger's letter about the treatment of Iraqi prisoners: He mentions putting the murder of Daniel Pearl in the context of Iraqi prisoners' treatment. No doubt, Mr. Pearl was gruesomely murdered by Islamic extremists and they deserve whatever penalty they can receive. In fact, I'd say the worse, the better. The only problem is that Mr. Pearl's murder was in Pakistan - not Iraq. The torture of Jessica Lynch? The torturers of any American deserve whatever punishment is meted out. However, it was revealed many months ago that Pvt. Lynch was not tortured by her captors.
NEWS
January 20, 2004 | By Art Carey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Two years ago this month, Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl was kidnapped by Islamic extremists in Pakistan. His later killing - a beheading captured on tape - shocked the world and devastated his family. But instead of succumbing to bitterness, instead of seeking revenge, Pearl's family and friends took the high road. They set up the Daniel Pearl Foundation to promote cross-cultural understanding through journalism, music and innovative communication. "Hatred took the life of my son, and hatred I will fight till the end of my life," declared his father, Judea Pearl.
NEWS
October 22, 2003 | By Jonathan S. Landay INQUIRER WASHINGTON BUREAU
U.S. investigators have concluded that a key al-Qaeda planner of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks slit the throat of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, a senior U.S. official said yesterday. The official, who requested anonymity because the matter is classified, declined to reveal what information led investigators to determine that Khalid Shaikh Mohammed killed Pearl in Pakistan in 2002. "The U.S. government has come to the conclusion that he [Mohammed] was the person who personally killed Danny Pearl," the official said.
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