S: WHITNEY GRAY P: 2
FC: Middle East By: Whitney Gray P:2
1: JUDAISM | Judaism is a monotheistic religion of the Jews. | Judaism is the religion of the world's approximately 15 million Jews.
2: CHRISTIANITY- A monotheistic religion based on the Old Testament and the teachings of Jesus. | I believe in Christianity, and how God created the earth, and that he gave his one and only son to die on the cross for us.
3: ISLAM- A monotheistic religion of Muslims. | Islam is a monotheistic faith as revealed through Muhammad, the prophet of Allah.
4: Zionism- A policy establishing a homeland for Jews in Palestine | Zionism is a homeland for Jews in Palestine.
5: JIHAD-A holy struggle by Muslims for a spiritual goal, sometimes called: “holy war”. | If I were a Muslim, my Jihad would be, being able to make it to the Mosque everyday.
6: ARAB- is a member of a group of people that speak Arabic. | One of my closest friends is part Arab.
7: SUNNI- A member of the largest branch of Islam –they believe in Muhammad. | There are certain areas for the Sunni's, which are located northwest of Baghdad.
8: Shiite - A member of the smaller branch of Islam ; they believe in Muhammad. | Shiite comes from the word Shia (meaning Ali).
9: There are OPEC organizations in the Middle Eastern countries. | OPEC means: Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries.
10: The Ramadan definition also means to have no food for a certain amount of time period. | Ramadan- an Islam fast that is held from sunrise to sunset, during the ninth Islamic month.
11: Yom Kippur is where the Jewish do not eat on the "Day of Atonement". | Yom Kippur- A solemn Jewish fast day; Day of Atonement.
12: A lot of people are Palestinians. | Palestinian- an ethnic group of Arabs formerly living in Palestine.
13: Taliban- A group of fundamentalist Muslims who took control of Afghanistan's government in 1996. | The Taliban is a very strongMjuslim group.
14: al Qaeda- Is the international group formed by Osama bin Laden. | Al Qaeda caused the 9/11 attacks.
15: PLO- Palestinian Liberation Organization. | PLO is an effort to create an independent state of Palestine.
16: Hamas- A militant Islamic fundamentalist political movement that opposes peace with Israel, and uses terrorism as a weapon. | Hamas is usually common in Islamic movements.
17: There are many Intifada because of some disagreements or discomfort on some topics, or leadership issues. | Intifada- An uprising by Palestinian Arabs against Israel in the late 1980’s and again in 2000.
18: Hijab- A headscarf worn by Muslim women. | Many women all around the world who believe in the Muslim religion would wear these.
19: Synagogue- the worship for a Jewish congregation. | A synagogue is a place of worship for a Jewish congregation.
20: MOSQUE- is a Muslim place of worship. | My goal is to make it to the Mosque everyday to worship.
21: A fundamentalism in my religion is to believe God. | FUNDAMENTALISM- An interpretation to basic principles of a religion.
22: TERRORISM- is a use of violence or threat of violence. | An example of terrorism would be the 9/11 attack.
23: Bedouin- Nomadic pastoralists of the Arabian Peninsula. | The person on the lower left hand side, is a Bedouin because he travels a lot around the area, and doesn't stay in a specific place for long, because he is nomadic.