March 19, 2013

Pakistan Arrests Man Tied to Daniel Pearl Kidnapping ... Again

Since this is the second time Qari Abdul Hayee, a Lashkar-e-Jhangvi leader has been arrested, we'll keep our fingers crossed that it sticks this time. The last time he was acquitted and let go. I appears that his arrest has nothing to do with his group's involvement in the Daniel Pearl kidnapping -- the group is thought to have abducted Pearl before turning him over to al Qaeda. No, the group has recently been involved in a number of sectarian murders against Shias and others they consider "apostates".

So the Pakistanis have been cracking down:

The militant, Qari Abdul Hayee, a leader of the Islamist militant group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, was arrested by the paramilitary Rangers force on Sunday in Karachi, the city where Mr. Pearl was held hostage and killed.

“We were after him for the past three weeks. We had information he was in Karachi,” said a senior Rangers official, speaking by phone on the condition of anonymity.

We'll see if this time there's more traction.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 11:52 AM | Comments |