August 7, 2002

BARBARISM :

Pearl begins last journey home (BBC, 7 August, 2002)
The remains of murdered US journalist Daniel Pearl have been taken to Karachi International Airport amid tight security for the flight home.

Sirens wailed as an armed convoy consisting of six police vans, a US consular vehicle and three ambulances drove through streets cleared of other traffic.

One of the ambulances contained Mr Pearl's coffin - the other two were decoys in case of an attack by vengeful Islamic militants in the southern Pakistan city.


Just in case the Pearl murder doesn't make you angry enough, how infuriating is the thought that his decapitated corpse has to be guarded from further desecration? Posted by Orrin Judd at August 7, 2002 1:28 PM
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