April 30, 2003

DANNY PEARL: Killed because he knew too much?

PARIS (AP) – Islamic extremists killed Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl because he had discovered dangerous secrets about their ties to the Pakistani intelligence community, according to an investigation by a respected French writer. . . .

Levy believes that Pearl was about to complete an article revealing that the al-Qaida terror network was close to acquiring nuclear weapons from supporters inside Pakistan’s scientific establishment.

“Pearl’s conclusion, like my own, was that in Pakistan there are atomic scientists who are also committed Islamic extremists,” Levy said in an interview with Paris Match magazine published Wednesday.

That wouldn’t surprise me at all.