Reader’s Links for July 6, 2020

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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

73 Replies to “Reader’s Links for July 6, 2020”

  1. Fewer medical graduates from Muslim countries entering US in Trump-era

    “The number of foreign medical graduates from Muslim-majority countries coming to the US to become doctors has declined by 15 percent under the Trump administration, exacerbating shortages in America’s physician workforce, a study said Monday.

    International medical graduates represent about a quarter of practicing doctors in the United States, with countries like Pakistan, Egypt and Iran historically providing the bulk from Islamic nations.

    Overall, citizens from Muslim-majority nations made up 4.5 percent of the US physician workforce in 2019.

    The number of graduates from these countries applying for certification in the United States rose from 2009-2015, peaking at 4,244, before falling steadily to 3,604 in 2018 — a decline of 15 percent.

    The study appeared in Journal of the American Medical Association, and was led John Boulet, vice president of the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates that oversees the certification process.

    Boulet and colleagues said that recent US policies, such as the travel ban on Muslim-majority countries “affect the inflow of IMGs International Medical Graduates) by restricting travel to the country for citizens from specific nations.”

    They added: “Even a perceived immigration ban could affect who chooses to complete the requirements for… certification” while potential difficulty obtaining a visa could dissuade the program directors of medical residencies from making a job offer.

    The US demand for physicians has long outstripped supply for a variety of reasons, from population growth and aging, to a federal cap on funding for residency training.

    As a result, the US could see a shortage of as many as 122,000 doctors by the year 2032, according to a 2019 report by the Association of American Medical Colleges.

    Some economists also argue that the short supply of doctors has led to a surge in their wages; costs that are eventually passed down to patients.

    “To the extent that citizens from some countries no longer seek residency positions in the US, gaps in the physician workforce could widen,” the authors said.

    The attractiveness of the United States as a destination may have also waned in comparison to other countries like Canada, New Zealand, Australia and Britain, the authors wrote.”

  2. Expert: The V4 speaks with one voice on many important issues

    “The Visegrad Group summit was held in Warsaw on Friday, on the occasion of Poland taking over its presidency. The V4 PMs were greeted by President Andrzej Duda and PM Mateusz Morawiecki.

    President Duda highlighted that the V4 achieved political success concerning mandatory migrant relocation after presenting a united front and being assertive despite massive pressure from other parts of the European Union. He added that the alliance between the four countries can indeed impact EU policies.

    Head of the Polish-Hungarian Cooperation Institute, Maciej Szymanowski agreed with the president and explained that the V4’s approach towards migrant relocation is proof of how the alliance can block unfavorable decisions for the region.

    Szymanowski added that a similar issue on which the V4 cooperated is the EU budget, as the alliance learned the ability to create minority coalitions from the Benelux countries which protects them from introducing decisions not in line with their interests.

    The expert also underlined, that in recent years, V4 cooperation has been working very well and that the group often speaks with one, united voice…”

    CNN)A prominent Iraqi expert on jihadi groups in the Middle East, including ISIS, was shot dead by unknown gunmen late Monday in front of his home in central Baghdad, media director of the Iraqi Ministry of Interior, Major General Saad Maan, told CNN.

    Hisham al-Hashimi, 47, appeared frequently on local and foreign media outlets as an analyst, especially during Iraq’s battle against ISIS.
    He was also an expert voice on Iraqi politics and Shiite extremist groups and had served as an adviser to previous Iraqi governments
    Al-Hashimi died in Ibn Al-Nafees Hospital in Baghdad after he was seriously wounded during the attack, Maan said.
    The motive behind his assassination is so far unclear, but similar targeted killings were frequent during the height of Iraq’s sectarian war.
    Al-Hashimi was a vocal critic of Iraq’s political elite and discussed corruption in the country on his social media accounts. He appeared to have tweeted moments before he was killed, in a post about the sectarian and ethnic divisions in Iraqi politics.
    News of his death shocked many in the Middle East and beyond.
    The European Union’s Ambassador to Iraq Martin Huth tweeted: “Together with his family and friends, we mourn the death of Dr Husham Al-Hashimi. The perpetrators of this heinous crime must be brought to justice!”

    The UK’s Ambassador to Iraq Stephen Hickey tweeted “Devastated and deeply saddened by the news of the killing of Husham Al Hashimi. Iraq has lost one of its very best- a thoughtful and brave man. These attacks cannot continue. The government — supported by the international community — must hold the perpetrators to account.”

  4. MEMRITV Report On ISIS Women From Russia In Refugee Camp: We Came To Syria To Practice Islam More Freely

    On June 28, 2020, Hawar News Agency from the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria posted a report about female ISIS members from Russia who currently reside in the Al-Hawl Refugee Camp in northeastern Syria.

    The report claimed that according to the camp administration, there are 300 Russian families residing in the camp.

    The Russian camp residents who were interviewed told the reporters that some women beat other women whom they consider to be infidels or who renounce ISIS ideology, that many of the Russian women came with their husbands to Syria to be able to practice Islam more freely and to avoid persecution by Russian authorities, that escape from the camp can only be arranged with large sums of money, and that some women want to return to Russia and to the lives they had led before coming to Syria.

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