Kim Sun-il

Kim c. 2003

South Korean interpreter and Christian missionary who was kidnapped and murdered in Iraq.

- Kim Sun-il
Kim c. 2003

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Daniel Pearl

American journalist who worked for The Wall Street Journal. He was kidnapped and later decapitated by terrorists in Pakistan.

American journalist who worked for The Wall Street Journal. He was kidnapped and later decapitated by terrorists in Pakistan.

Pearl's U.S. passport issued in 1986
Daniel Pearl stating his identity in the video produced by his captors. The text reads اسمي دانیال بیرل، انا یھودی امریکی (My name is Daniel Pearl, I am an American Jew).
Plaque at National War Correspondents Memorial, Gathland State Park

Kim Sun-il

Johnson on left

Paul Marshall Johnson Jr.

American helicopter engineer from New Jersey who lived in Saudi Arabia.

American helicopter engineer from New Jersey who lived in Saudi Arabia.

Johnson on left

The video was also similar to that of Daniel Pearl, who was killed in Pakistan in 2002, and Kim Sun-il, a South Korean who was killed in Iraq during the same month not long after Johnson was killed in Saudi Arabia.

Ogrish.com

Shock site that presented uncensored news coverage and multimedia material based for the most part on war, accidents and executions.

Shock site that presented uncensored news coverage and multimedia material based for the most part on war, accidents and executions.

The site was targeted for hacking attacks from Koreans after Ogrish uploaded the execution video of Kim Sun-il during the summer of 2004.

Nick Berg seated, with five men standing over him. The man directly behind him, said to be Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, is the one who beheaded Berg.

Nick Berg

American freelance radio-tower repairman who went to Iraq after the United States' invasion of Iraq.

American freelance radio-tower repairman who went to Iraq after the United States' invasion of Iraq.

Nick Berg seated, with five men standing over him. The man directly behind him, said to be Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, is the one who beheaded Berg.

He claims that he killed Nick Berg, Kim Sun-il and Iraqis who collaborated with U.S. forces.

A flag that was in use by Jama'at al-Tawhid wal Jihad in late 2004

Jama'at al-Tawhid wal-Jihad

Militant Jihadist group.

Militant Jihadist group.

A flag that was in use by Jama'at al-Tawhid wal Jihad in late 2004
A pair of armed anti-American insurgents in Iraq in 2006
The UN headquarters building in Baghdad after the Canal Hotel bombing, on 22 August 2003
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Car bombings were a common form of attack in Iraq during the Coalition occupation
U.S. Navy Seabees in Fallujah, November 2004. Jama'at al-Tawhid wal-Jihad fought U.S. and coalition forces during the Iraq War.

June 22, 2004: Kim Sun-il, South Korean civilian, executed by beheading.

Hankuk University of Foreign Studies

Private research university based in Seoul, in South Korea.

Private research university based in Seoul, in South Korea.

Main Building of Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS)
Polish President Bronisław Komorowski giving a lecture at Hankuk University, October 2013.

Kim Sun-il

South Korean soldiers in 2003

Zaytun Division

Republic of Korea Army contingent operating in Iraq from September 2004 to December 2008, carrying out peacekeeping and other reconstruction-related tasks as South Korea's contribution to the Iraq War.

Republic of Korea Army contingent operating in Iraq from September 2004 to December 2008, carrying out peacekeeping and other reconstruction-related tasks as South Korea's contribution to the Iraq War.

South Korean soldiers in 2003

Impassioned opposition to the deployment among both politicians and the public peaked during the captivity of South Korean Kim Sun-il, who was kidnapped on June 17, 2004, and after his execution on June 22, 2004.