Skip to comments.This man masterminded my friend Daniel Pearl’s abduction in 2002. He shouldn’t be set free
Posted on 04/19/2020 10:08:28 PM PDT by KingofZion
I was surprised and shaken when I read the news recently that a Pakistani court had overturned the conviction of Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, the man convicted of masterminding the abduction of my friend Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl in 2002.
Saeed did not murder Danny himself, but he did lure him from his home and, one way or another, delivered him to his death. At his trial, Saeed a militant jihadi who had been previously convicted of a separate kidnapping of Western tourists in India was found guilty of murder and kidnapping.
He was sentenced to death, and he and three accomplices were sent to prison. That was 18 years ago. Now it seems, Saeed will be out on the street in three months if the prosecution cant win a last-minute reversal in Pakistans Supreme Court.
The news of Saeeds substantial change in fortunes jolted me back to the past, when Danny and I were fellow reporters for American newspapers in the pre-9/11 Arab and Islamic world.
Though some of Pakistans investigative work is questionable, most of the prosecutors conclusions have been corroborated by the FBIs in-depth inquiry, according to Asra Nomani, Dannys friend and colleague at the Wall Street Journal who led a respected, multi-year investigation into the killing with a group at Georgetown University. Nomanis report concluded that Mohammed probably was the person who beheaded Danny. But she too believes strongly that, for justice to be served, Saeed must not be released.
*** But in the meantime, it would be wrong to throw open the prison doors and allow onto the streets the man who carefully and willfully planned the abduction that ultimately led to Dannys brutal and tragic killing.
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Probably the same reason why they don’t kill cop killers in New York city: So they can be released later on. So far Gov. Andrew Cuomo approved 3 releases in the past year, cop killers who were protected from the death penalty by Andrews father Mario Cuomo when he was Gov. of NY
This was in Pokistan, I am surprised he hasn’t been awarded their equivalent of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
His murder was used to club President Bush. Daniels father did his part by personally blaming our president, it was sickening.
A hit squad needs to take the guy out.
Why wasn’t this islamo-fascist executed years ago?
Because Pakistan is run by Islamo-fascists.
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