January 23, 2003 marks one year since the brutal kidnapping of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl in Karachi, Pakistan by Islamic terrorists. Less than one month later he was murdered by his captors. The vicious interrogations of Daniel and his ‘execution’ were even videotaped and distributed by his captors.
The murderers were proud of their heinous crime and hoped to incite others to follow in their bloody footsteps. Why was Daniel murdered? Because he was a Jew! One year later, we ask you to join the Wiesenthal Center in sending a message of solidarity to Daniel’s parents in their time of grief and to let them know that they are not alone; to assure them as they prepare for Daniel’s yahrtzeit (annual memorial for a loved one), people of good will the world over – Buddhists, Christians, Hindus, Moslems and Jews – share in the family’s grief and in the hope that the values of humanity that guided Daniel Pearl in life will ultimately triumph over the forces of hate and religious bigotry that took his life and threaten world peace. We invite you to light a virtual candle in Daniel’s memory and encourage you to ask your community to remember Daniel in your services during the weekend of February 21-23rd, which marks the one-year anniversary of his death. Thank you. We need your support to continue our work. Please click here to support the work of the Simon Wiesenthal Center. A pop-up window will show up whenever you click a link in this message, please use it to forward this important message to your family and friends to add their voices! Please do not respond directly to this email. www.wiesenthal.com
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