Essay On Suicide Terrorism

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“Today we live in a society in which spurious realities are manufactured by the media, controlled by governments, by big corporations, by religious groups, and by political groups”, quoted American writer Philip Kindred Dick. I bet his name got your attention! Anyways, let’s move on. Almost 90% of all international mainstream media is controlled by a total of 6 corporations. To put that into perspective, 1500 newspapers, 9000 radio stations and 1500 TV stations across the globe are owned by these 6 corporations! CNN, Fox News, BBC… all of them are part of these 6 giants. While the news channels do a make us aware of current world affairs, according to Punditfact (which measures the accuracy of major TV news network), between 44% to 80% of…show more content…
Professor Robert Pape, Ph.D. in Political Science, after examining 315 cases of suicide terrorism between 1980 and 2005, concluded that there was “little connection between suicide terrorism and Islamic fundamentalism”. But do consider this: UN statistics show that “1.3 million people have died as a result of ‘war on terror’” but the “real figure might be as high as two million.” 4.1 million children- now orphans. Why? Because of the US. 3 million heart-broken parents with unbid farewells for their beloved babies. Why? Because of the EU. Yet the media covers it all up by calling it “collateral damage” in the “overseas contingency operation” as if it is normal and ‘all okay’... Now, let me talk about the ‘diabolic’ Paris terror attacks that took place whom most of you are familiar with. Within minutes, the whole world frantically watched the disturbing incident. There was no surprise that within a few hours all the world news channels prioritised the full coverage of Paris, to an extent where the Beirut bombings were almost neglected. Tragically, an article from the New York Times mentioned that people of Beirut felt “forgotten” and that their deaths were “an irrelevant fleck along the international news
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