Pakistan Authorities Arrest Man Wanted For Beheading of Wall Street Journal Reporter Daniel Pearl

by Colonel on March 19, 2013

“Pakistani officials have arrested a suspect in connection with the gruesome 2002 beheading of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl.

Qari Abdul Hayee is believed to be the one who facilitated Pearl’s kidnapping, a senior Pakistani official said.

Pearl was kidnapped while researching a story in Karachi about Pakistani militants and the so-called “shoe bomber” Richard Reid.

He was later decapitated, and a video of his killing was sent to U.S. officials.

In addition to showing violent footage of Pearl’s death, the video also showed Pearl discussing his Jewish heritage and making propaganda statements, apparently under duress.

On the tape, the group that claimed responsibility for Pearl’s abduction — the National Movement for the Restoration of Pakistan’s Sovereignty — demanded that Pakistanis being held by the United States at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, be released.

” — Nasir Habib, Copyright 2013 Cable News Network

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