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Daniel Pearl Posthumously Baptized by Mormons

Daniel Pearl, the Jewish-American Wall Street Journal reporter notoriously executed by terrorists in Pakistan in the months after 9/11, has been posthumously baptized by Mormons, reports the Boston Globe.

Helen Radkey, an excommunicated Mormon who combs through the church’s archives, said that records indicate Pearl, who was Jewish, was baptized by proxy on June 1, 2011 at a Mormon temple in Twin Falls, Idaho.

“It’s a lack of respect for Danny and a lack of respect for his parents,” Pearl’s widow Mariane told the Globe. “Danny would laugh…because it’s silly. It’s a bit surreal…But there is a more serious concern behind it, of respecting people’s identity and integrity.”

Mariane Pearl also called on Mitt Romney to use his sway with the Mormon church to publicly condemn the posthumous baptisms of Jews without the consent of their estates.

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Glamour To Publish Mariane Pearl Book With Angelina Jolie Foreword

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On the heels of Angelina Jolie‘s depiction of Daniel Pearl widow Mariane Pearl in A Mighty Heart, Glamour is planning a book based on the “Global Diary” columns Marian has written for the magazine. The book, In Search of Hope, is due in November from Brooklyn-based powerHouse books and will include a foreword written by Jolie. Glamour says all of the proceeds from In Search of Hope will be donated to charity.

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