Daniel Pearl, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Daniel Pearl

American journalist

Date of Birth: 10-Oct-1963

Place of Birth: Princeton, New Jersey, United States

Date of Death: 01-Feb-2002

Profession: writer, reporter, journalist

Nationality: United States, Israel

Zodiac Sign: Libra


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About Daniel Pearl

  • Daniel Pearl (October 10, 1963 – February 1, 2002) was an American journalist for The Wall Street Journal.
  • He was kidnapped and later beheaded by terrorists in Pakistan. Pearl was working as the South Asia Bureau Chief of The Wall Street Journal, based in Mumbai, India.
  • He was kidnapped when he went to Pakistan as part of an investigation into the alleged links between British citizen Richard Reid (known as the "shoe bomber") and Al-Qaeda.
  • Pearl was killed by his captors.In July 2002, Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, a British national of Pakistani origin, was sentenced to death by hanging for Pearl's abduction and murder.
  • In March 2007, at a closed military hearing in Guantánamo Bay, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, a member of Al-Qaeda, claimed that he had personally beheaded Pearl.
  • Researchers have also connected Al-Qaeda member Saif al-Adel with the kidnapping.The Daniel Pearl Foundation was formed in 2002 in memory of Pearl, to promote the ideals that inspired his life and work.
  • The Foundation works domestically and internationally to promote cross-cultural dialogue and understanding, to counter cultural and religious intolerance, to cultivate responsible and balanced journalism and to inspire unity and friendship through music.

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