A Pakistani court on Thursday overturned the murder conviction of Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh for the 2002 beheading of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl.
Instead, the court found Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh guilty of the lesser charge of kidnapping and sentenced him to seven years in prison. At this stage, he is expected to go free unless the government challenges the court decision.
The Sindh High Court also acquitted three others accused in the case: Fahad Naseem, Sheikh Adil, and Salman Saqib, who were earlier sentenced to life in prison.
“Justice has been done to my clients,” said one of the lawyers defending Sheikh.
Has Justice Been Done?
In January 2011, a report released by the Pearl Project at Georgetown University following an investigation into Pearl’s death, claimed that the wrong men were convicted for Pearl’s murder.
The investigation, led by Pearl’s friend and former Wall Street Journal colleague Asra Nomani and a Georgetown University professor, said Daniel Pearl was murdered by Khalid Sheikh Mohammad, the alleged mastermind of the September 11 2001 attacks, not Saeed Sheikh.
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (sometimes also spelled Khalid Shaikh Mohammed; among at least fifty pseudonyms; born March 1, 1964; or April 14, 1965) is being held by the United States at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp under terrorism-related charges. He was named as “the principal architect of the 9/11 attacks” in the 9/11 Commission Report.
Sheikh Mohammed was a member of Osama bin Laden‘s al-Qaeda organization, leading al-Qaeda’s propaganda operations from around 1999 until late 2001. He confessed to FBI agents to a role in many of the most significant terrorist plots over the last twenty years
Mohammed has made at least 31 confessions:
The most significant being-
Let’s repeat this, according to this information, confirmed by his testimony, the target of Flight 93, was indeed the US Capitol Building.
Nicky Cohen Additional Statement Soon After Her Father Was Attacked-
“We want our kids to go to school and feel safe,” Nicky Cohen, the daughter of Josef Neumann, told reporters in front of her home in Rockland County. “We want to go to synagogues and feel safe. We want to go to grocery stores and malls and feel safe.”
So in addition to Nicky’s statement that her father Yosef Neumann hopefully will awake to a changed world, her hope was that the world would become a safer place.
It turns out that the attacker that seriously wounded Yosef Neumann and others was age 37.
At roughly the same time as the abovementioned news conference was taking place, another terrorist was receiving media coverage-
Qasem Soleimani[note 2] (Persian: قاسم سلیمانی, pronounced [ɢɒːˌsem solejˈmɒːniː]; 11 March 1957 – 3 January 2020) was an Iranian major general in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and, from 1998 until his death in 2020, commander of its Quds Force, a division primarily responsible for extraterritorial military and clandestine operations. In his later years, he was considered the second most powerful person in Iran behind Ayatollah Khamenei. and his right-hand man.
Soleimani initially worked in construction before joining the Revolutionary Guards in 1979 and assembling and leading a company of men when the Iran–Iraq War began in 1980, rising through the ranks to become commander of the 41st Tharallah Division in his 20s. He was later involved in extraterritorial operations, and in the late 1990s became commander of the Quds Force. Following September 11, 2001, Iranian diplomats under his direction cooperated with the U.S. to fight the Taliban. Soleimani also provided assistance to Hezbollah in Lebanon. In 2012, Soleimani helped bolster the government of Syria and its president, Bashar al-Assad, a key Iranian ally. He ran Iran’s operations in the Syrian Civil War and helped to plan the Russian military intervention in Syria. Soleimani oversaw Kurdish and Shia militia forces in Iraq, and assisted Iraqi forces that advanced against ISIL in 2014–2015. Soleimani was one of the first to support Kurdish forces, providing them with arms.
Soleimani was assassinated on 3 January 2020 around 1:00 a.m. local time (22:00 UTC 2 January), by U.S. drone strike near Baghdad International Airport. BBC News, NBC News, DW News, Time, The Guardian and other media outlets have said Soleimani was assassinated or described the killing as an assassination. The New York Times compared it to Operation Vengeance in World War II, when American pilots shot down the plane carrying Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto. Soleimani had just left his plane, which arrived in Iraq from Lebanon or Syria. His body was identified using a ring he wore on his finger, with DNA confirmation still pending.[when?] CNBC reported that the U.S. had been in pursuit of the general for decades. Also assassinated were four members of the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), including Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the Iraqi-Iranian military commander who headed the PMF.
Pompeo: Strike on Soleimani disrupted ‘imminent’ attack, saved hundreds
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo asserted that the US killed Iran’s top military commander to disrupt an “imminent” attack orchestrated by him that would have put hundreds of lives at risk.
The secretary of state did not say where or when the attack had been expected to take place. He told Fox that in the attack “there would have been many Muslims killed as well, Iraqis, people in other countries as well.”
Pompeo also told Fox that he hopes Iran “will see American resolve and that their decision will be to de-escalate, to take actions consistent with what normal nations do. And in the event that they do not, in the event they go the other direction, I know that President Trump and the entire United States government is prepared to respond appropriately.’’
All Peace Loving Countries And Lawmakers Agreed With The Decision Except At Least One –
U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne (AL-01) reacted strongly to Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) tweeting that she is “outraged” over the American military killing Qasem Soleimani, the head of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Quds Force, a U.S.-designated Foreign Terrorist Organization.
Omar on Thursday evening, after the news of Soleimani’s death broke, tweeted, “So what if Trump wants war, knows this leads to war and needs the distraction? Real question is, will those with congressional authority step in and stop him? I know I will.”
Omar then doubled down, backing Soleimani as an assassinated “foreign official.”
“We are outraged the president would assassinate a foreign official, possibly setting off another war without Congressional authorization and has zero plan to deal with the consequences,” she claimed.
It is unclear why Omar would assume the administration does not have a “plan to deal with the consequences.”
The administration has said that it has evidence Soleimani was actively planning the deaths of more Americans and that the strike was conducted to avoid a war, not start one.
Omar infamously last year described the September 11, 2001 terror attacks and their terrorist perpetrators as “some people who did something.”
Byrne told Yellowhammer News, “Ilhan Omar diminished 9/11, opposes Israel, and now she is upset that President Trump took out a murderous terrorist – at this point we have to wonder what side is she on?”
It Should Be Obvious By Now Which Side Omar Is On
Therefore I want to point out the following-
The Monsey attacker was 37 when he committed his crime against the Jews in that Shul, Omar was the same age when she verbally attacked Israel, Jews and America in the halls of Congress.
I knew from the beginning of her term that she has not properly represented Minnesota’s 5th District. Omar continues to support the Palestinian cause and their people. And her refusal to explain the many questions surrounding her marital status and family history is just cause for an investigation to be initiated in Congress, which for some reason the Democrats are unwilling to do.
Flight 93 – Let’s Roll
All passengers and crew stood up against those terrorists which resulted in the airplane never reaching its target. The passengers and crew had enough time to formulate a plan and when the moment was right, that plan was put into action with the cry of “Let’s Roll”.
Congress Today And Being Grateful To Those Heroes On Flight 93
Had the passengers and crew of Flight 93 been unable to take action against the terrorists as was the case on the other flights, then I can picture the horrifying sight that might have taken place-
A major portion of the US Capitol Building destroyed.
Hundreds of lawmakers from both the House and Senate could have been killed or injured.
The cost of repairing the building would have been enormous, and the lawmakers would have had to find another place to conduct their business.
All lawmakers must never forget the tragedy that could have unfolded if Flight 93 reached its target
Congress Is Not Doing Its Job By Refusing To Bring Omar To Justice
The Democrats found a way to charge President Trump with impeachment but continues to ignore the threat that Omar poses to the US as long as she remains in her seat with all the other squad members.
The crew and passengers were bold enough to take action on Flight 93, but not the Democrats against Omar today.
We are commanded to clean Our Houses Before Pesach So Why Didn’t the Democrats Clean Their “House?
I put this sentence in past-tense. There should have been an investigation launched on Omar many months ago when she began her Anti-Semitic and Anti-Israel tirade.
Now with Omar’s latest criticism of the US planned assassination of one of the most notorious terrorists that lived, that should be the final straw for everyone which should result in action taken by voters just like the passengers and crew of Flight 93.
One Suggestion –
Write Your Congressman Or Woman Demanding An Immediate Investigation Into Ilhan Omar
The evidence against Omar is substantial and suggests Omar could be a threat to the US and its allies.
If you have any doubts about this, please see a recent Blog which contains an interview with Dalia.