Tagged terrorism

Social media desensitizes people to harsh realities

By Carlie Vassos, November 25 2017 — Technology has made mass media widely accessible, effectively forcing people to deal with constant exposure to tough subjects. Social media applications like Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram allow us to share memories, keep tabs on our friends’ lives and give us millions of videos and articles that we click,…

Calgary man murders 46 in Iraq bombing

Chris Adams, July 31, 2014 — A Calgary man is now the face of Canadian-bred extremism after he carried out a suicide attack that left dozens dead. Photos posted online in March revealed that Salman Ashrafi killed 46 people and himself in a suicide bombing in Iraq in November 2013. Ashrafi left Calgary to fight…

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