Redeeming Daniel Pearl

Abby Zimet

Daniel Pearl, the Wall Street Journal reporter abducted and killed in Pakistan in 2002, was posthumously baptized last year by the Mormon church because for some unfathomable reason it felt it had the right to "save" the Jewish Pearl according to their own narrow and presumptuous tenets, the Boston Globe reports. Pearl's parents are understandably incensed by "this un-called-for ritual."

“To them we say: We appreciate your good intentions but rest assured that Danny’s soul was redeemed through the life that he lived and the values that he upheld. He lived as a proud Jew, died as a proud Jew, and is currently facing his creator as a Jew, blessed, accepted and redeemed."

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