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Sword vs. Pen | The Weekly Standard

Journalists these days are regularly being beheaded. The two most recent cases were the work of the Islamic State, which this past summer, as shown to the world on slickly produced videos, dispatched freelancers Steven Sotloff and James Foley. Such atrocities at the hands of Islamic fanatics are not novel. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, formerly of al Qaeda, now of Guantánamo, began the practice when he personally beheaded Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl in 2002.

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