Wikpedia describes the video:
On February 21, 2002, a videotape was released titled The Slaughter of the Spy-Journalist, the Jew Daniel Pearl. The video shows Pearl's mutilated body, and lasts 3 minutes and 36 seconds.
On the image above, the text in Arabic reads: "My name is (Daniel Pearl), I am a Jewish-American..." The English transcript of the text reads [sic]:
"My name is Daniel Pearl. I am a Jewish American from Encino, California USA. I come from, uh, on my father's side the family is Zionist. My father's Jewish, my mother's Jewish, I'm Jewish. My family follows Judaism. We've made numerous family visits to Israel. Back in the town of Bnei Brak there is a street named after my great grandfather Chaim Pearl who is one of the founders of the town."
According to Pearl's father, the fact revealed in the last sentence was not known outside the immediate family and, therefore, could not have been extracted from him by force. Pearl's father believes that his son chose to reveal it as a coded message to his family, that he was doing well and speaking freely in his own words.
The second part of the video shows Pearl stating his captors' demands. A caption in Urdu is shown along the way. Pictures of dead Muslims and similar scenes are superimposed around the image of Pearl. Other images shown are those of U.S. President George W. Bush shaking hands with Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, and those of Palestinian civilians killed by Israeli soldiers – including that of a Palestinian boy Muhammad al-Dura – of whose death the Israeli Defence Force was accused.
In the video, Pearl's body is shown naked from the waist up, with his throat slit at about 1 minute and 55 seconds into the video, by which time he would have bled to death. A man then decapitates Pearl, but before he decapitates him Daniel Pearl says Shema Israel.
A few more images are shown near the image of Pearl's head. The last 90 seconds of the video show the list of demands scrolling, superimposed on an image of Pearl's severed head being held by the hair.
The English transcript of the text reads:
National Movement For The Restoration Of Pakistan Sovereignity (NMRPS)
We still demand the following:
*The immediate release of U.S. held prisoners in Guatinamo Bay, Cuba [sic].
*The return of Pakistani prisoners to Pakistan.
*The immediate end of U.S. presence in Pakistan.
*The delivery of F-16 planes that pakistan [sic] had paid for and never received.
We asure [sic]Americans that they shall never be safe on the Muslim Land of Pakistan.
And if our demands are not met this scene shall be repeated again and again...
Reading the description after news of Pearl's murder was horrific enough to give me nightmares for a couple of nights afterwards. Just like hearing Nick Berg scream and choke on his blood as Islamofascist butchers were cutting his head off, after chanting "Allah Akbar" (still don't believe in radical Islam, Alan Colmes? You jerk!).
However, President Barack Hussein Obama (with Pearl's family surrounding him as he signed the Daniel Pearl Freedom of Information Act yesterday), said Pearl's murder "captured the world's imagination."
Don't believe me? Here's the video, which Gateway Pundit linked this afternoon.
And like his Attorney General Eric Holder, who never met a terrorist he didn't like, Obama cannot say "radical Islam" was what killed Daniel Pearl.
With all due respect to the Pearl family, how could they go to the Oval Office to be insulted in this manner, especially after the Obama Administration wanted to bring the terrorist scum who murdered Pearl to trial in New York?
And so much for freedom of the press. After signing the bill, Obama refused to take questions from CBS reporter Chip Reid.