Of all the ways to do battle with al-Qaida, pursuing justice through the legal system against a fundamentally outlaw organization may not seem to be the most successful route. But Mariane Pearl, widow of murdered journalist Daniel Pearl, is doing just that by suing the militant group for her husband’s 2002 death.
Reuters via FreeRepublic.com:
The widow of slain Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against al Qaeda, other radical groups and Pakistan-based Habib Bank Ltd over the 2002 abduction, torture and murder of her husband.
Mariane Pearl, whose story is told in the recently released movie “A Mighty Heart” starring Angelina Jolie, filed the suit at U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, according to her lawyers.