In February of 2002, Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl was beheaded by al-Qaeda militants in Pakistan. His body was cut into ten pieces and then thrown in the dirt. All of this was captured on a video released by al-Qaeda entitled, "The Slaughter of the Spy-Journalist, the Jew Daniel Pearl". Now Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are making a movie based on the life of Pearls widow, and hey, you'll never guess what group of gutless animals aren't happy about it. The Financial Express says:
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie … have been provided with Y category security due to threats to their lives from the al-Qaeda, Intelligence Bureau sources said in New Delhi on Thursday. The stars were on a private visit, otherwise the security could have been further tightened, said the source. British security experts were flown to Pune earlier this week, after being alerted by Pakistan because of the bad publicity the film would give to al-Qaeda in the world.
I'm not sure how much of this I believe. Everyone from that part of the world is simply delightful. They love to laugh, those people. A hearty laugh and a fine scotch by the fire, that's what I picture. Or maybe just dinner and a movie with the wife, or Pictionary during game night with the family. And they never ever hold a grudge or lash out for no reason. "Que sera sera", you'll often hear them say. "Live and let live", that seems to be their motto.