"On January 23, 2002, Daniel Pearl, an American correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, disappeared in Karachi [Pakistan]. Pearl, thirty-eight, was chasing a story about [shoe bomber] Richard Reid… Reid had been inspired by a small Pakistani extremist group whom Pearl was now trying to track down. Instead, Pearl was lured into a trap by one of his contacts, who turned out to be the terrorist Ahmed Omar Sheikh…"
– Ahmed Rashid, Descent Into Chaos, 151
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