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February 29, 2012 | By Ricardo Lopez
A decade after Jewish journalist Daniel Pearl was killed by terrorists in Pakistan, his father, Judea Pearl, is far from worried about his son's afterlife. “I think my son feels very comfortable wherever he is,” Pearl said in a phone interview Wednesday. At least some members of the Mormon Church, however, were concerned about the spiritual fate of the Wall Street Journal reporter. They posthumously baptized Pearl last year. It's the posthumous baptism of his son -- and other Jewish people -- that worries Judea Pearl.
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WORLD
March 20, 2013 | By Alex Rodriguez
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - A crackdown on Sunni Muslim militants in Karachi has netted a man wanted in connection with the kidnapping and slaying of American journalist Daniel Pearl, Pakistani authorities say. Qari Abdul Hayee was arrested Sunday during a raid in Karachi's University Road area. Police recently have been combing through Karachi neighborhoods in search of members of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, a Sunni militant group suspected of being responsible for a series of suicide bombings and other terror attacks on Pakistan's minority Shiite Muslim community in the southern city of Quetta and Karachi.
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WORLD
March 20, 2013 | By Alex Rodriguez
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - A crackdown on Sunni Muslim militants in Karachi has netted a man wanted in connection with the kidnapping and slaying of American journalist Daniel Pearl, Pakistani authorities say. Qari Abdul Hayee was arrested Sunday during a raid in Karachi's University Road area. Police recently have been combing through Karachi neighborhoods in search of members of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, a Sunni militant group suspected of being responsible for a series of suicide bombings and other terror attacks on Pakistan's minority Shiite Muslim community in the southern city of Quetta and Karachi.
WORLD
March 20, 2013 | By Alex Rodriguez, Los Angeles Times
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - A man arrested in Karachi on suspicion of helping in the 2002 kidnapping of American journalist Daniel Pearl once led the militant group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi's operations in Sindh province, authorities said. Authorities believe Qari Abdul Hayee, who was arrested this week in a police raid, was one of the Sunni militant group's facilitators in Pearl's abduction, Pakistani news reports said. Pearl, 38, a reporter for the Wall Street Journal who grew up in Los Angeles, was abducted in January 2002 in Karachi and beheaded by his captors a month later.
NATIONAL
February 29, 2012 | By Ricardo Lopez
This post has been corrected. Please see note at bottom for details. In yet another public relations embarrassment for the Mormon Church, a Utah researcher has discovered that slain Jewish journalist Daniel Pearl was posthumously baptized last year in a serious breach of church protocol. According to records, Pearl, who is Jewish, was baptized "by proxy" last summer in a Twin Falls, Idaho, temple -- much to the surprise of his parents, who learned of the event this week.
WORLD
March 20, 2013 | By Alex Rodriguez, Los Angeles Times
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - A man arrested in Karachi on suspicion of helping in the 2002 kidnapping of American journalist Daniel Pearl once led the militant group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi's operations in Sindh province, authorities said. Authorities believe Qari Abdul Hayee, who was arrested this week in a police raid, was one of the Sunni militant group's facilitators in Pearl's abduction, Pakistani news reports said. Pearl, 38, a reporter for the Wall Street Journal who grew up in Los Angeles, was abducted in January 2002 in Karachi and beheaded by his captors a month later.
WORLD
August 17, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
A suspected Islamic militant was charged in Pakistan with plotting to abduct Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, who was killed after his 2002 kidnapping in Karachi. The suspect, Mohammed Hashim Qadeer, could be sentenced to death if convicted, a top police investigator said. Qadeer is suspected of arranging the first meeting between Pearl and his abductors.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 30, 2006 | From Reuters
Composer Steve Reich does not expect his memorial piece for Daniel Pearl to stop what he calls the "medieval religious war" that claimed the reporter's life. He just wants to keep Pearl's name alive. Reich, who turns 70 on Tuesday, was commissioned to write a piece for the Wall Street Journal reporter who was abducted in Pakistan in 2002. Claiming the American was an Israeli spy, his captors made a videotape as they killed him.
WORLD
September 27, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Pakistani paramilitary police killed a suspected militant wanted in the slaying of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl in 2002 and two assassination attempts against President Pervez Musharraf in 2003. Amjad Hussain Farooqi was killed in a four-hour shootout in southern Pakistan. Information Minister Sheik Rashid Ahmed said two or three other people were arrested.
TRAVEL
March 12, 2012 | By Terry McDermott
Among the many reasons Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the man who planned the Sept. 11 attacks, should be tried in an American court of law, there is this: "I decapitated with my blessed right hand the head of the American Jew, Daniel Pearl, in the city of Karachi, Pakistan. For those who would like to confirm, there are pictures of me on the Internet holding his head. " The murder of Pearl, the Wall Street Journal's South Asia bureau chief, was but one of 31 attacks or planned attacks that Mohammed confessed to in front of an American military tribunal at Guantanamo Bay on March 10, 2007.
NATIONAL
February 29, 2012 | By Ricardo Lopez
A decade after Jewish journalist Daniel Pearl was killed by terrorists in Pakistan, his father, Judea Pearl, is far from worried about his son's afterlife. “I think my son feels very comfortable wherever he is,” Pearl said in a phone interview Wednesday. At least some members of the Mormon Church, however, were concerned about the spiritual fate of the Wall Street Journal reporter. They posthumously baptized Pearl last year. It's the posthumous baptism of his son -- and other Jewish people -- that worries Judea Pearl.
NATIONAL
February 29, 2012 | By Ricardo Lopez
This post has been corrected. Please see note at bottom for details. In yet another public relations embarrassment for the Mormon Church, a Utah researcher has discovered that slain Jewish journalist Daniel Pearl was posthumously baptized last year in a serious breach of church protocol. According to records, Pearl, who is Jewish, was baptized "by proxy" last summer in a Twin Falls, Idaho, temple -- much to the surprise of his parents, who learned of the event this week.
OPINION
August 23, 2007 | PATT MORRISON
Daniel Pearl's name you know. Chauncey Bailey's, you probably don't. Both men were murdered presumably because of what they did for a living. Pearl was a reporter for the Wall Street Journal. He was slaughtered on video in Pakistan in 2002. Bailey was the editor of the Oakland Post. He was shotgunned to death on an Oakland street three weeks ago. Radical Islamists bragged about killing "the spy/journalist" Pearl, the "Jew working against Islam."
OPINION
July 1, 2007 | Nicholas Goldberg, NICHOLAS GOLDBERG is editor of the Op-Ed page and Opinion section of The Times.
I FIRST MET Danny Pearl 10 years ago, in a very different world. It was different in part because it was Tehran, where women were covered from head to toe and men could be seen on the streets wearing turbans and robes. Secret police asked us questions in hotel rooms, dissidents were reluctant to speak to us, and giant posters of the dour-looking Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini stared down on us from walls all around the city.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 23, 2007 | Rebecca Trounson, Times Staff Writer
Can a high-profile film about a horrific event, the 2002 kidnapping and killing of American journalist Daniel Pearl, serve as a vehicle to promote religious and cultural understanding? For many who attended an interfaith discussion that followed a screening of "A Mighty Heart" at Paramount Studios this week, the answer appeared to be yes, with panelists and audience alike generally praising the film for its sensitive depiction of the events surrounding Pearl's death.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 22, 2007 | Tina Daunt, Times Staff Writer
GRIEVING parents have two choices: They can lose themselves in pain, or they can work to create meaning out of tragedy. Ruth and Judea Pearl have chosen the latter. But after choice comes struggle. Five years ago, their son, Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, was kidnapped while investigating Al Qaeda activities and financing in Pakistan.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 20, 2007 | Gina Piccalo, Times Staff Writer
In some ways it's hard for Dan Futterman to talk about Daniel Pearl, the slain Wall Street Journal reporter Futterman portrays in the new film "A Mighty Heart." Kidnapped in 2002 by terrorists while he was on assignment in Karachi, Pakistan, Pearl was brutally murdered, a videotape of his death providing a gruesome postscript.
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