this day in thenyesteryear: Daniel Pearl Is Kidnapped (2002)

Daniel Pearl Is Kidnapped (2002)

Pearl, the South Asia bureau chief of The Wall Street Journal, was on assignment in Pakistan when he was kidnapped by a group of Pakistani militants who believed he was a spy. His captors sent a lengthy list of demands to US officials—along with pictures of Pearl with a gun to his head—and killed Pearl just days after kidnapping him. A videotape of his beheading soon became public. Which high-powered Al Qaeda operative later confessed to decapitating Pearl with his “blessed right hand”?

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