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Journalists and Jihad
Officials at America’s premier museum of journalism — Washington’s Newseum — have been insisting Mahmoud al-Kumi and Hussam Salama were “journalists killed in the line of duty.” As such, they were slated to be honored yesterday in the Journalism Memorial that lists the names and celebrates the legacy of reporters killed on the job in the previous year.
Moments before the celebrations, the Newseum pulled the names. Not only were the pair members of the terror group Hamas, and celebrated as such on terror Web sites, even the news outfit they worked for, Al Aqsa TV, is considered a terror organization by the US government.
Rosemarie Colvin holds a rose for placement at the Newseum's Journalists Memorial yesterday in memory of her daughter, journalist Marie Colvin, who was killed in Syria.
Late is better than never. But the big problem with the Newseum is that the truth about Salama and Al-Kumi was well known well before this week. Even the fact upon which the Newseum staked its claim — that the men were riding in a vehicle marked “TV” — is an old trick in Gaza, where jihadis are known to ferry explosives in ambulances and media vehicles. We noted as much a year ago in a story about these men where we pointed out that “terror groups . . . use their press cards as a cover for their deadly crimes.”
But while the Newseum’s reversal came too late to change the ads featuring the two Hamas men that ran in several papers yesterday, there’s a lesson here for Western organizations. Terrorists do not recognize the laws of either war or civilized society. And their job is made easier when an insitution as prominent as the Newseum can’t make a basic distinction between journalism and jihad.