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So was the Arab Spring good or bad for the countries involved?
News of the Revolutions spread through Social Media. One protester summed it up perfectly… “We use Facebook to schedule the protests, Twitter to coordinate, and YouTube to tell the world,” http://www.miller-mccune.com/politics/the-cascading-effects-of-the-arab-spring-28575/
The people are protesting/have protested against leaders who for the most part…
A Social Media Revolution
So where does Syria go from here?

It looks like the rebels will eventually gain control. But when that happens is anyone’s guess.

Nothing is going to happen overnight. The fighting won’t stop in the blink of an eye.

Nor will the recovery process be instant after the fighting is over.
Syria
So what exactly is going on in Syria.

Both sides are extremely sunk in to their beliefs.

President al-Assad is not wanting to give up power at all.

And the rebel militias will not stop until he is no longer in control.
Syria
Syria
Just like in the other countries protestors are crying out against a government that has abused its people for far too long.

President family has held the presidency since 1971. He became president in 2000 after his father passed away.

Since the 1970s Syria has been under a state of emergency rule.
Syria
All the optimism of ousting the previous regimes is fading quickly.

Tunisia is struggling to determine who will lead the country. There are rifts between secular and religious groups in the government.

The economy is still poor, as it continues to deal with unemployment and poverty.
Arab Spring Two Years Later
The protests in Tunisia and Egypt sparked the protest going on throughout the region…

This interactive timeline will help us see what really went on in these countries.

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/world/middleeast/2011-spreading-revolutions.html#intro
What Started it all…
Holy Book- Qu’ran / Koran

Followers are called Muslim

Worship at the Mosque

Holy day is Friday

Important Holidays
Eid ul-Fitr – celebrates the end of Ramadan
Eid al-Adha- Festival of Sacrifice
Abraham willing to sacrifice his son
Islam
Started in AD (CE) 610
Started with Muhammad
Descendant of Ishmael (Abraham’s first son)
5 Pillars of Islam
Shahada – God is Allah
Salat - 5 daily prayers
Sawn- Fasting during Ramadan
Zakat- charitable Giving
Hajj- pilgrimage (travel) to Mecca
Islam
Holy Book- Torah

Followers are called Jewish or Israelites

Worship at the Synagogue

Holy day is Saturday

Important Holidays
Hanukah- Festival of Lights
Passover- Celebration of exodus from Egypt
Judaism
The major religions of the world started in this region.

Respecting Beliefs: Muslims, Christians, Jews, and Others,” (stop at 11 min)
Religion
Calligraphy
Arabic Alphabet

Try to write your name
Art
http://bit.ly/u5PSGg
Carved Mountain City of Petra. Jordan
Al Jazeera
Arabic World News Agency
TV
These protest are occurring/ have occurred in places with some similar demographics:
Demographics
Syria
The rebels are not fighting for an overly religious cause. Instead they want to bring down a government they saw as corrupt and oppressive.
Syria
Egypt is going through similar problems as
Tunisia.

The new president is being strongly criticized in the process of drawing up a new constitution. Again there are opposing religious and secular groups arguing over the direction of the country.

Then there is still the trouble with the economic recovery.
Arab Spring Two Years Later
http://geoconger.files.wordpress.com/2008/02/king-abdullah-of-saudi-arabia.jpg
Many governments throughout the Middle East and North Africa are RAPIDLY changing due to the spring revolutions from 2011, now commonly referred to as the “Arab Spring.”
Government
Holy Book- Bible

Followers are called Christians

Worship at the Church

Holy day is Sunday

Important Holidays
Christmas- celebration of Jesus’ birth
Easter- celebration of Jesus’ resurrection
Easter falls on the first Sunday after the first full moon following the vernal equinox (First Day of Spring)
Christianity
Started in AD (CE) 30
Started with Jesus of Nazareth
Descendant of Abraham
Developed by Christ’s followers
Disciples- Peter, John, Paul
They believe he was the fulfillment of the Jewish prophecy of the Messiah
3 Groups- Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant.
Belief in .
Christianity
Began in 2000 BC (BCE)
Started with Abraham
Developed through his sons
Other important people
Moses- Ten Commandments
King David
Prophets
Believe in .
Judaism
http://bit.ly/ucWgBo
http://norris.org.au/sail/location_photos/dbcd9bdcac3202f0ab4f84fd05fc0230.jpg
Architecture – Ancient
Pyramids of Giza. Egypt
http://girlsoloinarabia.typepad.com/photos/egypt/mosque_sidi_yaqutal_arshi.jpg

Jambiya
Interesting Traditions
http://www.turkeytravelplanner.com/galeri/istanbul/images/bellydance_dresses.jpg
Belly Dancing
Dance
http://www.gulenfood.com/images/images2/Delight_Turkish_Delight_Candy.jpg
Hummus
Tahini
Pita Bread
Turkish delight
Food
After 2 years of civil war more than

people have been killed in the fighting.
Syria
The protests in Syria began shortly after those in Tunisia and Egypt, with the first protest being March 15, 2011.
http://geoconger.files.wordpress.com/2008/02/king-abdullah-of-saudi-arabia.jpg
Parliamentary Democracy

Constitutional Monarchy

Monarchy
Government
Arabic
Aramaic
Hebrew 
Kurdish
Persian
Punjabi
Urdu
Languages

Why wear a burka?


The role of Women
Burka
http://www.hyscience.com/burka.jpg
Varied groups
Arabs- from Arabian peninsula, speaks Arabic
Palestinians
Kurdish
Israeli- only Jewish nation
Social Groups
http://site.mynet.com/senol_1234/mynet_resimlerim/tarkan_10.jpeg
http://www.cmes.ucsb.edu/images/hakim.jpg
Arab Rap
Entertainment - Music
mideastfood.about.com
www.discoverlebanon.com
Falafal
Baba Ghannouj
http://www.serving-in-iraq.com/Photos/Mis%20Photos/Aladdins-Lamp-1.jpg
commons.wikimedia.org
http://greatpyramidmystery.com/images/dollar.gif
Aladdin’s Lamp
Ankh – Egyptian for " "
Eye of Horus
Middle Eastern Art Symbols
http://www.yourgolftravel.com/resources/userfiles/maps/Middle%20East/Middle_East.jpg
http://z.about.com/d/horseracing/1/5/N/E/2/dwc07-1a.jpg
Cricket
Soccer
Tennis
Golf
Horse Racing
Dubai World Cup
Sports
http://www.muslimheritage.com/uploads/girih_tile.jpg
Intricate geometric patterns
Art
Middle East Culture
refugees have already fled to neighboring countries. By the end of the year more than1 million people could flee Syria.
Not a whole lot of money.
A TON of young people.
Not a lot of old people.
High unemployment.
Bashar al-Assad’s
Are dictators Have been in power a LONG time.
Allow little to no freedom of expression.
Use police brutality, torture, and imprison people for small offenses.
Food
life
Saudi Arabia
King Abdullah
Kuwait
Israel, Iran, and Turkey
Syria
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/7747677.stm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=Tu9AdvDaLmA
Tarkan
Arab Rock
Hakim
http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/player/places/culture-places/beliefs-and-traditions/yemen_sanaa.html
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ONE GOD
ONE GOD
ONE GOD
The protests turned violent within a matter of days. people were killed within the first days. What has ensued has been a civil war lasting more than 2 years.
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