Nick Berg -- Beheaded American -- Was Still In Iraq Because US "Wrongfully Detained" Him For 11 Days

12 May 2004

DEBKAfile Intelligence

The victim’s family said Nick’s wrongful 11-day detention by coalition authorities in Mosul prevented him leaving the country as he intended. According to his father Michael Berg, fact he was Jewish may have exacerbated his predicament. Slaying recalls 2002 murder in Pakistan of Wall Street Journal Daniel Pearl reporter who was also Jewish and whose murderers are still at large.

The Muslim extremists who beheaded Nick Berg, 26, from West Chester, Philadelphia before video cameras threatened more "slaughters" to avenge Iraqi prisoner abuses. The knife thought to have been wielded by bin Laden’s lieutenant Zarqawi.