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Also a Jew

If the murder by beheading of Nick Berg in Iraq seemed eerily similar to the murder of Daniel Pearl, it's likely not a coincidence.

From CNN:

Berg's father said his son was Jewish and had a fringed religious cloth with him, but he did not think Berg wore the clothing in public. Still, "there's a better chance than not that they knew he was Jewish," Michael Berg said. "If there was any doubt that they were going to kill him that probably clinched it, I'm guessing."

If you are so inclined, a link to the unedited video can be found here. I normally don't recommend watching such a brutal execution, but with all the worldwide criticism heaped on America for the mistakes of a few of its soldiers, perhaps seeing what real torture looks like will provide some much needed perspective.