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Middle East Vocab

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1: A hijab is a headscarf worn by Muslim women. | Hijab

2: Judaism is a monotheistic religion, having their spirtual and ethical principles embodied in the Torah. | Judaism

3: Islam is a monotheistic religion founded in Arabia based on teachings of Muhammad, stated in the Koran. | Islam

4: Yom Kippur | Yom Kippur is a major fast for Jewish people.

5: Ramadan is a muslim fast held from sunset to sunrise. | Ramadan

6: Jihad is a war waged by Muslims against infidels.

7: Shiite is a branch of Islam that regards Ali as legitimate successor to Muhammad | A mosque is the place for muslim worship. | A synagouge is a place for Jewish worship.

8: Palestinians are people who were illegally deprived of their land and homes after 1948.

9: A Bedouin is a part of the predominantly desert-dwelling Arab ethnic group. | Hamas is a political movement that opposes peace with Israel and uses terrorism as a weapon.

10: Al Qaeda is an international group formed by Osama bin Laden in the late 1980s. | The taliban is the Islamic militia, a group of terrorists. | Intifada is an uprising against Israel.

11: Fundamentalism is the belief that every word in sacred text is the literal truth. | PLO is a political movement trying to create an independent state of Palestine. | OPEC is an organization of countries formed to agree on a policy for production and sale of petroleum.

12: Sunni is a branch of Islam that accepts the first four caliphs as rightful successors to Muhammad. | An Arab is a member of Semitic people originating from Arabian peninsula.

13: Terrorism is the use of violence against innocent civilians.

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