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U.S. President George W. Bush hosts Jewish leaders at the White House
Judea and Ruth Pearl, the parents of slain journalist Daniel Pearl, listen as U.S. President George W. Bush speaks to the media after meeting with Jewish community leaders in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington DC USA on Monday 10 2007. Each year prior to hosting a Hanukkah Reception in The White House, the President meets with leaders in the Jewish community. The Pearl family menorah will be lit tonight at the White House. (UPI Photo/Matthew Cavanaugh/POOL)
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Daniel Pearl (October 10, 1964 – February 1, 2002) was an American journalist who was kidnapped and killed by Al-Qaeda.

At the time of his kidnapping, Pearl served as the South Asia Bureau Chief of the Wall Street Journal, and was based in Mumbai, India. He went to Pakistan as part of an investigation into the alleged links between Richard Reid (the "shoe bomber") and Al-Qaeda. He was subsequently beheaded by his captors.

In July 2002, Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, a British national of Pakistani origin, was sentenced to death by hanging for Pearl's abduction and murder.

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