The same people who killed Danny Pearl seem now to be trying to kill Pervez Musharraf. Hmmm. Why would that be? Might jihad ideology be at all revelatory of their motives and goals? This from ABC Radio Australia News, with thanks to Jean-Luc:
Authorities in Pakistan hope to question an Islamic militant over his group’s possible involvement in an assassination attempt on President Pervez Musharraf.
The AFP newsagency says the British-born militant, Ahmad Saeed Omar Sheikh, convicted in the murder plot of American journalist Daniel Pearl, is soon to be shifted to Rawalpindi.
Investigators probing the Christmas Day attempt on President Musharraf’s life, believe one of the suicide bombers belonged to Harkat Jihad-e-Islami, which is blamed for Pearl’s murder.
General Musharraf narrowly survived two suicide car bomb attacks on his motorcade in which 15 people, including four police officials were killed.
The attack came 11-days after a bomb blew up a bridge in the same area shortly after his motorcade passed over it.
Sheikh Omar and three other Islamic militants were convicted in July of plotting the abduction and murder of the Wall Street Journal reporter in Karachi.