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The Daniel Pearl Murder

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The unfortunate reality is the murder of Daniel Pearl was fiction.  The events that transpired from this fiction may or may not be genuine. 

Daniel Pearl the reporter who they claim was murdered by terrorists.

Daniel Pearl the reporter who they claim was murdered by terrorists.




I was recently asked about who I had identified as playing the reporter Daniel Pearl.  If you dont remember here is the official version of the event.

Daniel Pearl (October 10, 1963 – February 1, 2002) was a journalist for The Wall Street Journal with American and Israeli citizenship. He was kidnapped and later beheaded by terrorists in Pakistan.[1][2][3]

Pearl was working as the South Asia Bureau Chief of The Wall Street Journal, based in MumbaiIndia. He was kidnapped when he had gone 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.[4][5]

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.[1][6] In March 2007, at a closed military hearing in Guantánamo BayKhalid Sheikh Mohammed, a member of Al-Qaeda, claimed that he had personally beheaded Pearl.[2][7][8] Researchers have also connected Al-Qaeda member Saif al-Adel with the kidnapping.[3]

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.

Early life and education

Pearl was born in Princeton, New Jersey to Ruth and Judea Pearl. His mother is of Iraqi-Jewish descent and his father is an Israeli of Polish-Jewish descent.[10] His family moved to the Encino district of Los Angeles, when his father took a position with UCLA. His father, Judea Pearl, is a professor of computer science and statistics, and director of the Cognitive Systems Laboratory at UCLA. He has received the Turing Award.[11][12] The history of the family and its connections to Israel are described by Judea Pearl in the LA Times article, “Roots in the Holy Land”.[13]

Pearl attended Portola Junior High School and Birmingham High School.[14]

Danny, as he was known throughout his life, attended Stanford University from 1981 to 1985, where he stood out as a Communication major with Phi Beta Kappa honors, a member of the Alpha Delta Phi Society, a co-founder of a student newspaper called the Stanford Commentator, as well as a reporter for the campus radio station KZSU. Pearl graduated from Stanford with a B.A. in Communication, after which he spent a summer as a Pulliam Fellow intern at The Indianapolis Star.

Journalism career

Following a trip to the Soviet UnionChina, and Europe, Pearl started his professional journalism career at the North Adams Transcript and The Berkshire Eagle in western Massachusetts. From there he moved to the San Francisco Business Times.[15]

In 1990 Pearl moved to the Atlanta bureau of the Wall Street Journal, and moved again in 1993 to its Washington, D.C., bureau to cover telecommunications. In 1996 he was assigned to the London bureau and in 1999 to Paris. His articles covered a range of topics, such as the October 1994 story of a Stradivarius violin allegedly found on a highway on-ramp,[16] and a June 2000 story about Iranian pop music.

He became more involved in international affairs: his most notable investigations covered the ethnic wars in the Balkans, where he discovered that charges of an alleged genocide committed in Kosovo were unsubstantiated.[17] He also explored the American missile attack on a supposed military facility in Khartoum, which he proved to have been a pharmaceutical factory.[18]

Marriage and family

In 1999 in Paris, Pearl met and married French journalist Mariane van Neyenhoff, a former reporter and columnist for Glamour.[19] their son, Adam Daniel Pearl, was born in Paris on May 28, 2002, approximately four months after Pearl’s death.[20]

South Asia

The Pearls settled in MumbaiIndia after Daniel Pearl was made Southeast Asia bureau chief of The Wall Street Journal. They traveled to Karachi, Pakistan, which he used as a base for reporting on the United States’ War on Terrorism following the 9/11 attacks by Al-Qaeda terrorists in 2001 in the United States.


On January 23, 2002, on his way to what he thought was an interview with Sheikh Mubarak Ali Gilani at the Village Restaurant in downtown Karachi, Pearl was kidnapped near the Metropole Hotel at 7:00 p.m. by a militant group calling itself the National Movement for the Restoration of Pakistani Sovereignty.[21] The group claimed Pearl was a spy and—using a Hotmail e-mail address[22]—sent the United States a range of demands, including the freeing of all Pakistani terror detainees, and the release of a halted U.S. shipment of F-16fighter jets to the Pakistani government.

The message read:

We give you one more day if America will not meet our demands we will kill Daniel. Then this cycle will continue and no American journalist could enter Pakistan.

Photos of Pearl handcuffed with a gun at his head and holding up a newspaper were attached. The group did not respond to public pleas for release of the journalist by his editor and his wife Mariane. United States and Pakistani intelligence forces tried to track down the kidnappers.


Nine days later, the terrorists beheaded Pearl. On May 16, his severed head and decomposed body were found cut into ten pieces, and buried, along with an identifying jacket, in a shallow grave at Gadap, about 30 miles (48 km) north of Karachi.[23][24] When the police found Pearl’s remains, Abdul Sattar Edhi, a Pakistani philanthropist, collected all of the body parts and took them to the morgue. He helped ensure that Pearl’s remains were returned to the United States, where he was later interred in the Mount Sinai Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles.

Video of his murder

On February 21, 2002, a video was released titled The Slaughter of the Spy-Journalist, the Jew Daniel Pearl.[25] The video shows Pearl’s mutilated body and lasts 3 minutes and 36 seconds.[26]

During the video, Pearl said:

My name is Daniel Pearl. I’m a Jewish American from Encino, California, USA. I come from, uh, on my father’s side the family is Zionist. My father’s Jewish, my mother’s Jewish, I’m Jewish. My family follows Judaism. We’ve made numerous family visits to Israel.[27]

Pearl condemned American foreign policy in the video. His family stated that he did so under duress, describing him as “a proud American, and he abhorred extremist ideologies.” They also said that he gave signals that indicated that he did not agree with what he was saying.[27]Following these statements, Pearl’s throat was slit, and his head was severed.[28]

The video concluded with the captors demanding the release of all Muslim prisoners in Guantanamo Bay. They warned that, if their demands were not met, they would repeat such a beheading “again and again.”[29]



Three suspects were caught by February 6, 2002, after the IP address of those who sent the ransom e-mail was traced by police in Karachi. The arrests were carried out after the investigation by Pakistani detective Mir Zubair Mahmood, assisted by an FBI computer expert.[30] The mastermind of the kidnapping, Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, surrendered to a former ISI officer, Brig. Ijaz Shah, who concealed Sheikh’s whereabouts from the Karachi police for a week. Sheikh had been in an Indian prison in connection with 1994 Kidnappings of Western tourists in India. In December 1999 he was released by the Indian government in exchange for the safe release of passengers aboard hijacked Indian Airlines Flight 814.

On March 21, 2002, in Pakistan, Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh and three other suspects were charged with murder for their part in the kidnapping and murder of Daniel Pearl. They were convicted on July 15, 2002, and Sheikh was sentenced to death. Sheikh has appealed the sentence. Hearings in his case have been postponed numerous times, and no definitive date has been set for his execution.

In his book In the Line of FirePresident of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf stated that Sheikh may have been an agent of MI6, and at some point may have become a double agent.[31]

On March 10, 2007, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed claimed responsibility, before his Combatant Status Review Tribunal at Guantanamo Bay, for the murder of Daniel Pearl.[32] He is an alleged Al Qaeda operative reported to be third in command under Osama bin Laden, mastermind of the 2001 attacks. He claimed to have beheaded Pearl.[33] In a confession read during his Tribunal hearing, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed said, “I decapitated with my blessed right hand the head of the American Jew Daniel Pearl, in the city of Karachi, Pakistan.[34]” This confession repeated word for word the phrasing leaked in 2002 from his interrogation at a CIA black site interrogation center.[35]

On March 19, 2007, Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh’s lawyers cited Khalid Sheikh Mohammed’s confession as part of an appeal in defense of their client.[34][36] They said they had always acknowledged that their client played a role in Pearl’s murder, but they had argued that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was the actual murderer. They plan to feature Mohammed’s confession as central in their appeal of their client’s death sentence.

According to an investigative report published in January 2011 by Georgetown University, the Federal Bureau of Investigation used vein matching to determine that the perpetrator in the video of the killing of Pearl was most likely Mohammed, identifying him through a “bulging vein” running across his hand that was visible in the video.[37] Federal officials had been concerned that Mohammed’s confession obtained through waterboarding would not hold up in court. They intended to use this forensic evidence to bolster their case that he had murdered Pearl.[38]

A Pakistani official announced on March 19, 2013, that another suspect was captured in connection with Pearl’s murder and was in police custody. Pakistan’s Inter-Services Public Relations Directorate confirmed the arrest by a paramilitary unit known as the Pakistan Rangers.[39]


A collection of Pearl’s writings (At Home in the World)[40] was published posthumously in 2002. The Wall Street Journal noted that these demonstrated his “extraordinary skill as a writer” and his “eye for quirky stories—many of which appeared in The Wall Street Journal’s “middle column”.[41]

The Daniel Pearl Foundation was formed by Pearl’s parents Ruth and Judea Pearl; other family and friends have joined to continue Pearl’s mission. They intend to carry out the work in the spirit, style, and principles that shaped Pearl’s work and character.[42] Daniel Pearl World Music Days[43] has been held worldwide since 2002 and has promoted over 1,500 concerts in over 60 countries.

Pearl’s widow, Mariane Pearl, wrote the memoir A Mighty Heart, which tells the full story of Pearl and more about his life.[44] The book was adapted into a film starring Dan Futterman as Daniel Pearl, Angelina Jolie as Mariane Pearl, Irfan KhanAdnan SiddiquiArchie Panjabi, and Will Patton.[45]

On September 1, 2003, a book titled Who Killed Daniel Pearl?[46] was published, written by Bernard-Henri Lévy.[47] The book, which the author characterized as an “investigative novel”, stirred controversy for some of its speculative conclusions about the killing, for some of its characterizations of Pakistan, and for the author’s decision to engage in an exercise of fictionalizing Pearl’s thoughts in the final moments of his life. Lévy was criticized for the book.[48][49][50][51] This book is being adapted into a film directed by Tod Williams and starring Josh Lucas, focusing on the last few days of Daniel Pearl’s life.[52]

HBO Films produced a 79-minute documentary titled The Journalist and the Jihadi: The Murder of Daniel Pearl. It premiered on HBO on October 10, 2006. The documentary chronicles Pearl’s life and death and features extensive interviews with his immediate family. It is narrated by Christiane Amanpour and was nominated for two Emmy Awards.

Pearl’s parents edited and published a collection of responses sent to them from around the globe, entitled I Am Jewish: Personal Reflections Inspired by the Last Words of Daniel Pearl[53] (Jewish Lights Publishing, 2004). At one point on the video, Pearl said: “My father is Jewish, my mother is Jewish, I am Jewish,” after which Pearl added one obscure detail, that a street in Israel’s Bnei Brak is named after his great grandfather, who was one of the founders of the town.[54] The family has written that it understands this last detail authenticates Daniel’s own voice and demonstrates his willingness to claim his identity. Judea Pearl has written that at first, this statement surprised him, but he later understood it to be a reference to the town-building tradition of his family contrasted with the destructive aims of his captors. Judea Pearl then enlarged the idea by inviting responses from artists, government leaders, authors, journalists, scientists, scholars, rabbis, and others. All wrote personal responses to what they thought upon hearing that these were Pearl’s last words. Some responses were one sentence while others were several pages.

The book is organized by five themes: Identity; Heritage; Covenant, Chosenness, and Faith; Humanity and Ethnicity; Tikkun Olam (Repairing the World) and Justice. Contributors include Theodore BikelAlan DershowitzKirk DouglasRuth Bader GinsburgLarry KingAmos OzShimon PeresDaniel SchorrElie WieselPeter Yarrow, and A.B. Yehoshua.

Posthumous recognition

In 2002, Pearl posthumously received the Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award from Colby College and in 2007, the Lyndon Baines Johnson Moral Courage Award from the Houston Holocaust Museum.

American minimalist composer Steve Reich wrote his 2006 work Daniel Variations, jointly commissioned by the Daniel Pearl Foundation and the Barbican Centre, which interweaves Pearl’s own words with verses from the Book of Daniel.[55]

On April 16, 2007, Pearl was added to the Holocaust Memorial on Miami Beach as the first non-Holocaust victim. His father gave his consent for the induction in order to remind generations to come that “The forces of barbarity and evil are still active in our world. The Holocaust didn’t finish in 1945.”[56] Journalist Bradley Burston criticized the addition of a post-Holocaust victim to the memorial, saying “it diminishes the uniqueness of the Holocaust”.[57]

In 2010, the International Press Institute named Pearl one of its World Press Freedom Heroes.[58]

On December 10, 2007, President George W. Bush and Laura Bush invited Ruth and Judea Pearl, parents of Daniel Pearl, to the White House Chanukah reception. They lighted the Pearl family menorah that once belonged to Daniel’s great-grandparents, Chaim and Rosa Pearl, who brought it with them when they moved from Poland to Israel in 1924. There they helped establish the town of Bnai-Brak.[59]

The late former mayor of New York City Ed Koch requested that his own tombstone be inscribed with Pearl’s words: “My father is Jewish, my mother is Jewish, I am Jewish.”[60]

Institutions and awards in Pearl’s name

Shortly after Pearl’s death, his parents founded the Daniel Pearl Foundation. The foundation’s mission is to promote cross-cultural understanding through journalism, music, and dialogue. The honorary board of the Daniel Pearl Foundation includes Christiane Amanpour, former US President Bill ClintonAbdul Sattar EdhiJohn L. HennessyTed KoppelQueen Noor of JordanSari NusseibehMariane PearlItzhak Perlman, and Elie Wiesel.

The Daniel Pearl Memorial Lecture at UCLA was established by the foundation in 2002. Christopher Hitchens delivered a lecture on March 3, 2010. Other lecturers have included Anderson CooperDavid BrooksTed KoppelLarry KingJeff GreenfieldDaniel Schorr, and Thomas Friedman.[61][62] Soka University of America‘s student news magazine, titled the Pearl, is named in honor of Daniel Pearl.

On May 19, 2010, U.S. President Barack Obama signed the Daniel Pearl Freedom of the Press Act, which protects U.S. journalists around the world. The act is also designed to use tools from the Secretary of State to ensure that freedom of the press is upheld in other countries.

In 2010, Moment established The Daniel Pearl Investigative Journalism Initiative (DPIJI) to provide grants and mentors for independent journalists to conduct in-depth reporting on anti-Semitism and other prejudices. The edited stories are published in Moment. The project has already produced two stories that have been nominated for the prestigious Livingston Award—the equivalent of the Pulitzer for journalists under 35.

Institutions named after Pearl

  • The Sammy Ofer School of Communications at IDC Herzliya introduced the Daniel Pearl International Journalism Institute,[63] a new partnership between IDC Herzliya and the Daniel Pearl Foundation. The multimedia newsroom at the School of Communications was named in honor of Daniel Pearl.


  • In 2005, The Wall Street Journal, in conjunction with the École de Journalisme de Sciences Po, gave the first Daniel Pearl Prize to Louis-Étienne Vigneault-Dubois from Canada, at a ceremony held on June 10 in Paris.[64]
  • In western Massachusetts, with help from the newspapers there for which Pearl worked early in his career (the North Adams Transcript and the Berkshire Eagle), friends of Pearl established the Daniel Pearl Berkshire Scholarship, awarded annually beginning in 2003.
  • Since 2003, Stanford’s Department of Communication has awarded a paid summer internship with The Wall Street Journal, known as the “Daniel Pearl Journalism Internship.”[65]
  • In 2008 the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists‘ bi-annual ICIJ awards were renamed the Daniel Pearl Awards for Outstanding International Investigative Reporting.[66]
  • The Samuel Eells Literary and Educational Foundation annually awards the Brother Daniel Pearl Stanford 85′ Award for Literary Excellence to one undergraduate member of the Alpha Delta Phi Society or Fraternity who has displayed exceptional skill and enthusiasm in fiction, non-fiction, poetry, music and lyrics, photography, or film.

Schools named after Pearl

  • In May 2007, the Communications Technology Magnet School at Birmingham High School in Los Angeles was renamed the Daniel Pearl Magnet High School. In July 2009, it became a stand-alone high school in the Los Angeles Unified School District.
  • In East Brunswick Township, Temple B’nai Shalom renamed their Hebrew School ‘The Daniel Pearl Education Center’ after Pearl. Additionally, the Synagogue has created a “Daniel Pearl Education Scholarship”.


Daniel Pearl the reporter who they claim was murdered by terrorists.

The unfortunate reality is the murder of Daniel Pearl was fiction.  The events that transpired from this fiction may or may not be genuine.  But the money that is generated from the donations that real people who think they are giving to help does come from real people.  It’s their hard earned money that is basically being stolen from them.  It’s a shame there isn’t a law to protect these people.  But what can you do?  To take action against this type of scam would be infringing on its creators first amendment right.  No one put a gun to the donors head and made them believe the act and give their money.  It’s a buyer beware world and the unalienable rights we enjoy are equally enjoyed by those who hide behind them while they pick your pocket.

The best way to stop them from what they do is to expose those who are behind these events.  This is what I’ve been doing for the past 9 years and will continue until I am no longer able to afford to fight.  So if you find this information helpful and want to help, please consider becoming a patreon supporter.  http://patreon.com/dallasgoldbug If the tens of thousands of individuals who visit my site would give just $1 a month we would be able to launch a massive legal campaign and file suit on some of those actors we have identified.

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The path to reality is walked by destroying illusions with awareness which is observation and focus. It will take you all the way. The Mystics tell us it is all illusion.


I forgot to say that the gang stalking program apparently recruits from such programs as Community Policing and neighborhood watch. I have been gang stalked by people of every age including families with their children who are often preteen and also old people in their eighties. Until you have been gang stalked you have no idea the number of traitors in your midst.


I began comparing facial features one at a time from the same angle around 35 years ago. I am good at it considering I just use my experienced eye. I just look at the facial features. I have not even come close to exposing the truth as Ed has. I’m too lazy to get that far into it and it wouldn’t occur to me to take the route Ed has taken. Ed is amazing and humanity owes him much respect.
However, I promise you this stuff takes place right on down to the local level of even small towns. Your well trained eye will see it in city councils, school boards, police, government work crews, etc. It looks to me like there are many phantom employees collecting pay checks for the magicians. And local government even most small town government is controlled by those other than the people. Train your eye by comparing facial features one at a time from the same angle and use the techniques that Ed uses. The magicians and their minions are all around you. You rub elbows with them even in your small towns. They are snakes in the grass. While we look at at the big boys who control us we fail to see what is all around us.
Write up your page directing people to wellaware1 then make many copies then distribute them. You will make the traitors to humanity right around you take notice. Like they say politics start at the local level. These traitors are in your little governments and your schools. I have seen them with my own eyes not only in pictures but in person. Just let me say I have gang stalked by the police state. That program is real. I have been a targeted individual and it is devastating. I can’t speak to the energy weapons but I have experienced the every day every minute being surrounded by them while I drive my car (they use what is called the floating box and you can’t escape it) and having them come into every store or any other place I go and have them subtlety harass me. And nearly every store I went into had on the job employees waiting for me. I could spend the next hour or two going into great detail about all the things that program did to me. In a short explanation let me say the program is also known as Death By A Thousand Cuts and No Touch Torture. It is designed to make the target sound crazy when talking about it and also designed to make the target commit suicide and/or homicide. And there is no way a target can prove the program exists. It is very professional and takes place right in front of everyone in the area but only the target sees it. The target is daily conditioned to it and recognizes it and then the target often mistakes events for gang stalking when it’s not. The program has that purpose in mind. The USA police state makes the German Stasi look like girl scouts. And the police and sheriffs are in on it. I suspect every cop in the country knows about it.
From what I have seen the program is run by the multilevel multi agency drug task forces who covdr every inch of the USA and it goes world wide. There is nowhere for a target to escape. The war on drugs is fake as hell and those task forces are boots on the ground police state. Zillions are spent on the war on drugs while the rivers of drugs continue to overflow. The state controls the drug cartels.
Ed says there are good cops out there but I say if there were they would stand up for the people instead of being traitors against the people.


I was to emphasize once again the pen is mightier than the sword. Truth and reality are somewhat stagnant on the net. It moves slow and is mostly speaking to the choir. The net is controlled and psyop agents attack Ed’s truth and it surely discourages many newbies to wellaware1 to take the easy route of denial. And if you are a member here who goes no further than reading the info then you are not much different than the typical duped conspiracy crowd who are in it to be entertained.
If most members here wrote up a page enticing people to check out wellare1 then distributed that to as many people as possible we and those people together will bring this system of control and hell on earth to a stop. Do a combo of mass mailing if you have the funds along with handing the info directly to people and also leaving it where it will be found.
You might be awake and aware but that isn’t enough.

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