Contributor’s links for June 2, 2019

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Each day at just after midnight Eastern, a post like this one is created for contributors and readers of this site to upload news links and video links on the issues that concern this site. Most notably, Islam and its effects on Classical Civilization, and various forms of leftism from Soviet era communism, to postmodernism and all the flavours of galloping statism and totalitarianism such as Nazism and Fascism which are increasingly snuffing out the classical liberalism which created our near, miraculous civilization the West has been building since the time of Socrates.

This document was written around the time this site was created, for those who wish to understand what this site is about. And while our understanding of the world and events has grown since then, the basic ideas remain sound and true to the purpose.

So please post all links, thoughts and ideas that you feel will benefit the readers of this site to the comments under this post each day. And thank you all for your contributions.

This is the new Samizdat. We must use it while we can.

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Canadian artist and counter-jihad and freedom of speech activist as well as devout Schrödinger's catholic

102 Replies to “Contributor’s links for June 2, 2019”

  1. Bahrain to allow foreign firms to take 100% stakes in oil, natural gas extraction projects (saudigazette, Jun 2, 2019)

    “Bahrain is to allow foreign companies to own 100 percent of oil and natural gas extraction projects in the Gulf state, under an order issued by Prime Minister Sheikh Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa on Sunday, Bahrain News Agency reported.

    To be eligible, the foreign parent company must have signed, or be in the final stages of signing, an exploration and production agreement with the government. — Reuters”

  2. Yemen’s Houthis launch drone attack on Saudi-led coalition military parade in Aden (reuters, Jun 3, 2019)

    “Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi movement launched a drone attack on a military parade for Saudi-led coalition forces in the port city of Aden, the group’s Al Masirah TV said early on Monday.

    There was no immediate comment from Saudi Arabia or the coalition. Local officials told Reuters that the coalition foiled an attack targeting one of its military camps in Aden.

    No details were provided on any possible casualties.”

  3. France Strips Moroccan Man Convicted of Terrorism of Citizenship (moroccoworldnews, Jun 2, 2019)

    “French authorities have stripped a defendant of Moroccan origin convicted for conspiring to join terrorists in Afghanistan, of his French nationality.

    AFP reported that the dual national was sentenced in 2014 to five years in prison for planning to join jihadists in Afghanistan.

    The defendant was arrested in Pakistan in 2012 along with two other French nationals.

    It is possible for French authorities to deprive people of citizenship if the individuals have acquired French citizenship for specific reasons including treason and terrorism.

    AFP said that deprivation of French citizenship could occur if the alleged acts occurred “within 15 years after the acquisition of the citizenship.”

    Quoted by the news outlet, French Ministry of the Interior said that there have only been 13 cases of citizenship deprivation between 1996 and 2016. The individuals who were deprived from French citizenship were convicted of terrorism, including five sentenced in 2015.

    Authorities, however, would be helpless to deprive individuals individuals born in France.

    The Economist reported in February 2016 that the French government has “undertaken a raft of counter terrorism measures” after November 2017 attacks in Paris.

    The proposal to strip French-born dual citizens of French nationality in the case of terror crimes, according to the news outlet, “divided French political parties.”

    Some French citizens condemned that the proposal targeted French citizens from North African countries.

    “Many French citizens with dual citizenship from North African countries sense that they—not Franco-Germans or Franco-Americans, say—are the only dual citizens that lawmakers really have in mind,” said the Economist.”

  4. Turkish delegation to visit Iraq for discussions on water resources (hdn, Jun 2, 2019)

    “A Turkish delegation will visit Iraq in June to discuss cross-border water resources, with the Turkish government already having appointed a special envoy to Iraq, former Forestry and Water Affairs Minister Veysel Ero?lu.

    The delegation, headed by Ero?lu, will have talks with Iraqi officials seeking to share Turkey’s experiences on irrigation systems, waste management and environmental practices in the use of water.

    Turkey has formed a working group composed of 50 members under the chairmanship of Ero?lu and prepared an action plan on the issue for Iraq.

    The Foreign Ministry, Energy and Natural Resources Ministry, the Environment and Urbanization Ministry and the Agriculture and Forestry Ministry are carrying on the technical work. The initial study of the working group on Iraq’s access to clean and healthy water has been completed and presented to President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an.

    A delegation of 20 people will visit Iraq and evaluate the progress of work in water infrastructure. Some infrastructural agreements related to the planned dams in Iraq will also be discussed in these meetings.

    Last year, Turkey filled its new Il?su Dam on the Tigris River, raising Iraq’s water shortage concerns.

    Around 70 percent of Iraq’s water supplies flow from neighboring countries, especially in the Tigris and Euphrates rivers which run through Turkey. For many years, Iraq has complained about Turkey’s cross-border water management. The rivers in question, the Euphrates and Tigris, both begin in Turkey and pass through Syria and Iraq before emptying into the Persian Gulf in Basra.

    The main problem regarding Iraq’s water shortage lies within the deficiencies in its infrastructure, a Turkish official told Hürriyet Daily News on condition of anonymity.”

  5. Women across world wear hijab to fight Islamophobia (aa, Jun 2, 2019)

    “Thousands of women are wearing a hijab during the Muslim’s holy month of Ramadan to raise awareness about the head covering and educate people on fighting Islamophobia, according to the founder of the World Hijab Day Organization.

    From Belarus, Brazil, Canada, Germany Malaysia, New Zealand, U.K. the U.S. and all over the world, women are participating in the group’s Ramadan Challenge for the second straight year, Nazma Khan told Anadolu Agency.

    “By inviting women of different faiths and backgrounds to wear the hijab, it normalizes the hijab,” she said. “Thus, it no longer stays something ‘unknown’ which some might ignorantly fear or see it as a threat.”

    But some women have been so inspired they have taken it upon themselves to take the challenge a step further and decided to fast for 29 or 30 days as required by the Islamic faith.

    “For me, participating in the 30-day hijab challenge and fasting is taking a walk in someone else shoes,” World Hijab Day Ambassador Ashley Pearson told Anadolu Agency. “I wanted to learn what’s is like to for others and understand what they may go through,” said Pearson who lives in Arkansas.

    Pearson even visited a local mosque and made friends. She joins them during the celebratory iftar, or fast-breaking meal every night of Ramadan and enjoys getting to know and learn the Muslim culture.

    “I am fasting during the Ramadan Challenge and so far I think it has been good for me,” she said on day 15 of the fast. “It can be a bit difficult at times, but it can truly teach you self-discipline.”

    One adherent of the Kemetic Orthodox religion sees the hijab as giving her control as to how she is perceived by the outside world.

    “Many women complain that it is oppressive, but I disagree wholeheartedly. I see hijab as freeing, liberating,” said Siobhan Welch. “I have control over who sees me, how much of me they see. I have power over my body, no one else.”

    “Stop and think a moment before you judge me,” the 47-year-old told Anadolu Agency. “I’ve been wearing hijab daily for over [four] years now. It is not just religious, as it is not required in my religion. But I feel that doing so shows respect, love, and humility before God.”

    Sania Rukhsar Zaheeruddin, a 25-year-old Muslim Indian medical student who does not normally wear the hijab, is taking part in the challenge and sees it pretty much the same way.

    “In a world where Islamophobia exists this is like a power tool to Muslim women. It helps us to be more confident, gives us an opinion globally, low key takes away the fear of not being socially accepted,” she said.

    For Zaheeruddin, the importance of the challenge is to show the “veil does not change the fact that we are all humans.”

    “Muslim women are projected as suppressed, oppressed and low forms at times by the modern-day world. And since the conceptual Islamophobia is spreading like wild fire it’s important for us Muslim women to feel the same as others,” she added.

    World Hijab Day was created in 2013 to encourage women of all faiths and backgrounds to wear the hijab in support of Muslim women. It is celebrated annually Feb. 1.

    In 2017, World Hijab Day became a nonprofit organization with a mission to fight discrimination against Muslim women through awareness and education, according to the group’s website.”

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