Oops… Reuters slips up and writes honestly about Hamas

Dan Friedman sends the following link in email with this warning as the subject: ‘Quick! Read This Before Reuters “Corrects” It’:

Hamas found the body Friday of a pro-Palestinian Italian activist who was killed by al Qaeda sympathizers in the Gaza Strip, raising questions about Hamas’s control over the beleaguered enclave. Two men were arrested and others were being sought for the abduction and killing of Vittorio Arrigoni, 36, who was found strangled in an abandoned house Friday, Hamas officials said.

A group of strict Islamists aligned with al Qaeda, known as Salafists, had threatened Thursday to execute Arrigoni unless their leader, detained by Hamas last month, was freed.

It was an unprecedented challenge for Hamas, an Islamist group whose diehard hostility to Israel has deepened the isolation and poverty of Gaza, home to 1.5 million Palestinians.

You catch that?  Reuters has printed something that suggests Hamas is responsible for deepening the isolation and poverty in Gaza.

Holy crap.

Something tells me that Nidal al-Mughrabi, the journalist responsible for the piece, will soon find himself the subject of a fatwa… if not by Hamas, by his fellow journalists in the MSM.

Hats off to the guy for writing truth at Reuters.  I do however hope his resume is up to date.

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  • jim m

    This wasn’t a mistake. If you read the article you see that the Salafists are far more violent and militant than Hamas. So as a lefty journalist you have two choices: Paint Hamas negatively because if you don’t the really wacko islamists will get you next, or paint Hamas negatively because they are ultimately insufficiently hateful of Israel

    My guess is that the left is growing tired of Hamas since their tactics have clearly failed and is quite willing to move to the next group of totalitarian nutjobs that hate Israel.

  • Rodney Graves


    The journalistic fatwa results in never being able to do lunch or be invited to a cocktail party in Manhattan. The mohammedean version tends to be fatal.

  • Faith+1

    They printed it this way because the victim was a Muslim. Had he been a Jew it would have read about how much the Jew deserved to be killed.