Social media reactions to terrorism or acts of terror make for very interesting case studies. Never before have the masses been able to opine with such freedom on platforms that allow millions of others to read and share their views. News channels, newspapers and so on today are being challenged by people directly as the internet, often via smartphones and tablets, offers unprecedented, and often alternative and raw access to information. However, such access and fluidity in information flow comes with certain shortcomings.
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So long as territorial ghettoization exists in Europe and our liberal multiculturalism prevents us from ever discussing the importance of underlying civic values, Europe will be vulnerable to its disgruntled Muslim minority becoming a vehicle for the violent extremism of Islamic State, Al-Qaeda, Al-Shabab, Boko Haram and the various Lashkars of South Asia.
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It might be instructive to devote some time to studying two acts of terror--the 2011 massacre at the hands of Anders Breivik in Norway and the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing perpetrated by two Chechen Muslims--which have occurred in the not-so-distant past and the reactions that they engendered. More specifically, let us see how these two acts were analyzed and reported by prominent Western writers in major publications.
It is easy for us as readers to accuse the media of biased reporting and to portray journalists as being West-obsessed. Indeed, the media is to be blamed for under-reporting crucial events and not amply informing us of them. But the average reader is also to blame for this. The average consumer of news is more attracted by click-bait headlines and colourful stories than by facts or scholarly opinion.
Indian techie Raghavendran Ganeshan who had gone mi ing after the Bru els terror attack last Tuesday has been confirmed dead by the Belgian authorities. “RIP Raghvendran. The Belgian authorities have...
Infosys employee Raghavendra Ganeshan, posted in Bru els for the last four years, called his mother Annapoorni on Skype as usual on Tuesday hours ahead of the Bru els terror attacks. He told her he w...
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