Mariane Pearl, Hit ‘em where it hurts!
It was announced via Reuters today that Mariane Pearl, the widow of Daniel Pearl who was executed by Al Qaeda in 2002, is SUING THEM! I kid you not. Reuters posted the following story this afternoon.
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.
“Plaintiffs seek to hold responsible those terrorists, terrorist organizations and the supporting charitable and banking organizations for the senseless kidnapping, torture and murder of Daniel Pearl,” the suit said.
It seeks an unspecified amount of money, whatever the court “deems appropriate,” to prevent the defendants from committing similar acts.
I must say, well played, well played. Not only is Ms. Pearl suing Al Qaeda, she is also suing those who monetarily support them. This would include the largest bank in Pakistan.
Habib Bank Limited is one of Pakistan’s biggest banks. The lawsuit alleges the bank and its subsidiaries knowingly conducted financial transactions on behalf of charities linked to extremist groups.
“In doing so Habib and its subsidiaries aided, abetted and provided material support in the form of financial services for the terrorist support organizations,” the suit said.
Can you imagine what would happen if she WON?!?! And the bank and/or its subsidiaries had to pay her money? Now this woman is ballsy. She must not think she would be in any more danger than she has been already so why not hit them where it hurts, the wallet!