FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2002
TDD (202) 514-1888
ATTORNEY GENERAL STATEMENT
WASHINGTON, D.C. -The following statement is from Attorney General Ashcroft:
"I want to extend my heartfelt thoughts and prayers to Daniel Pearl's wife, Marianne, and his family during this difficult time. Daniel Pearl's murder serves as a stark reminder that the face of terrorism is brutal and cruel. Daniel Pearl was caught up in the conflict between our free and democratic society and a hateful plague that seeks to destroy our freedoms. Daniel Pearl devoted his life to the noble pursuit of informing our free and open society. He paid the ultimate sacrifice for his commitment to that freedom.
As Americans, we remain steadfast in our fight against terrorism. We will bring to justice terrorists who kill innocent Americans."