Looks like Newseum’s trying to climb down from a limb it went way out on. The Washington-based media museum announced that it’s reconsidering including two Hamas “journalists” in its memorial to reporters killed in action.
Serious questions have been raised as to whether two of the individuals included on our initial list of journalists who died covering the news this past year were truly journalists or whether they were engaged in terrorist activities.
We take the concerns raised about these two men seriously and have decided to re-evaluate their inclusion as journalists on our memorial wall pending further investigation.
Terrorism has altered the landscape in many areas, including the rules of war and engagement, law, investigative and interrogation techniques, and the detention of enemy combatants. Journalism is no exception.
As HonestReporting already pointed out, Mahmoud Al-Kumi and Hussam Salama were known Hamas operatives.