Judea Pearl Reflects on Death of Murdered Son

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Six years after journalist Daniel Pearl was killed by terrorists while working in Pakistan, his father, Judea Pearl, reflects on what the world learned from the tragic death.

Pearl says that his son's murder captured attention not just because he was a journalist, but because he stood for America, modernity, pluralism and dialogue.

"Each and every one of us was targeted in Karachi in January of 2002," Pearl writes. "This new twist of killing journalists for what they represent has changed the course of journalism as well as the rest of society."

His article, "The Daniel Pearl Standard," appeared Wednesday in the Wall Street Journal.

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