The shocking element in Danny’s murder was that he was killed, not for what he wrote or planned to write, but for what he represented—America, modernity, openness, pluralism, curiosity, dialogue, fairness, objectivity, freedom of inquiry, truth and respect for all people. In short, each and every one of us was targeted in Karachi in January of 2002.
This new twist of killing journalists for what they represent has changed the course of journalism as well as the rest of society.
It was through Danny’s face that people came to grasp the depth of cruelty and inhumanity into which this planet of ours has been allowed to sink in the past two decades. His murder proved that 9/11 was not an isolated event, and helped resurrect the age-old ideas of right and wrong, good and evil. Moral relativism died with Daniel Pearl in January 2002.
RECENT POSTS ON The God Blog
Praying the depression away
And for your summer reading list ...
Sudanese woman who had been sentenced to death for Christianity escaping to U.S.
“No, no, no. Prophet Jonah is gone. God, these scoundrels”
UCLA Hillel, a student government candidate and outside money
Miami Beach eruv attracts unwanted attention
The God Blog ARCHIVES
What Daniel Pearl stood for
February 5, 2008 | 3:39 pm
PUT YOUR AD HERE
Trending Blog Posts
Reviving the Biblical Ritual of Eglah ArufahSHARES
Pledge to Help Rebuild After Haifa FiresSHARES
The Curtain and the Veil—Commentary on Torah Portion Toldot - Rabbi Mordecai FinleySHARES
Meager Post Election Wisdom from Rabbi Mordecai FinleySHARES
“What Type of Jew are you?” - A Response to Rosner’s JJ ColumnSHARES
Looking Back Over Expired and InspiredSHARES