Pakistan Busts Suspect in Daniel Pearl's Murder
Militant was 'privy to' kidnapping, beheading, officials say
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 19, 2013 12:55 AM CDT
This photo made available by the Wall Street Journal shows South Asia bureau chief Daniel Pearl.    (AP Photo/Wall Street Journal)

(Newser) – A suspect in the 2002 kidnapping and beheading of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl has been arrested in Pakistan. Officials say a paramilitary unit captured Qari Abdul Hayee in Karachi over the weekend, ABC reports. Hayee is not believed to have personally carried out the murder, but officials say he was "privy to the whole situation" and is believed to have been a high-ranking member of the Sunni militant group that seized Pearl while he was on his way to an interview.

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Invince
Mar 19, 2013 10:46 PM CDT
He was found guilty, according to Sharia law there, he should have his head severed along with his accomplices, and video placed on Aljazeera and CNN ...as soon as possible.
clmsman
Mar 19, 2013 2:47 PM CDT
Saw that murder video years ago Pearl was already dead when they were cutting his head looked like they cut his throat first. We are dealing with this all the wrong way we need to have a special unit like that movie with Brad Pit going out in the field and brutalizing these people and their familes. I heard a story that back in the 80s Hamas grabbed a couple Russians, the Russians in turned grabbed a couple family members of the Hamas members and started sending stuff like fingers and ears the Russian were release right a way. Our CIA bureau chief was caught and they hung him on video. We cannot fight a civilized war against an uncivilized enemy they see it as weakness. They can dish it out, but they can't take it.
Smitty6398
Mar 19, 2013 3:57 AM CDT
If we have him, we should have him interrogated for the information regarding Pearl's murder. After rounding up those responsible, and having them also interrogated, an eye-for-an-eye sounds appropriate.