You all might remember Daniel Pearl. He was murdered on Feb. 1st, 2002 by a militant Islamic group calling itself The National Movement for the Restoration of Pakistani Sovereignty. They made a number of demands to the United States for his release, none of which were met, resulting in his grisly murder and decapitation which was shown on a video released by the terrorists. His final words were “I am Jewish.”
And now, Paula E. Kirman, a writer and editor from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, has posted a video on YouTube announcing a campaign to get other YouTube members to record their own version of Pearl’s last words – “I am Jewish” – as a tribute. The sponsors of this campaign, the Jewish Journal and The Daniel Pearl Foundation will be featuring videos uploaded by YouTubers all month on the Jewish Journal Web site and on YouTube.
They ask people to email video tributes to email@example.com but I just went ahead and uploaded my own video… clearly someone at the Jewish Journal does not “get” the internets… anyhow, in the hopes of inspiring further tributes to Daniel Pearl, here’s mine: