Interfaith Memorial for Daniel Pearl

February 21, 2003

Source: The Associated Press

On February 21, 2003 The Associated Press reported that "in an interfaith memorial service marking the anniversary of his death, slain Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl was remembered as a man whose quest for the truth and faith in humanity would defeat his killers' goals and bring people of diverse beliefs together in a battle against hatred... 'This tragedy really wakes up the moral consciousness of all people who love God. Life is sacred and no one has a right to take it,' said Mohammed Khan, delivering a statement from Sheik Tajuddin Shuaib, the Imam of the King Fahd Mosque in Culver City... Pearl's memorial service followed the Jewish custom of yahrzeit, which literally means remembrance and calls for prayer, reciting psalms, studying the Bible and other customs to preserve the memory of the deceased on the anniversary of their death."