PITY THE TERRORISTS: Samantha Power Suggests Daniel Pearl Shared Responsibility for His Own Murder

Published on February 25, 2014

Outrage is growing at U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power’s Sunday night tweet which seemed to suggest that terror victim Daniel Pearl shared some of the responsibility for his own murder at the hands of al-Qaeda terrorist Khaled Sheik Muhammed, who kidnapped, tortured, and videotaped Pearl’s decapitation in Pakistan in February 2001.

Power’s original tweet, posted late Sunday EST following the annual Daniel Pearl Foundation Dinner in Los Angeles, read:

Reaction was so forceful and swift that Power was forced to attempt a walk back by issuing follow up tweets that tried to squelch the criticism. One read:

Controversy is nothing new to the outspoken Power, who built a successful career as a far-left academic advocating provocative positions that included opposition to the use of U.S. military forces in overseas action that could benefit U.S. national security. The primary function of the U.S. military, Power suggested, should be to act not to advance or protect U.S. national security interests, but to protect human rights.

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