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Middle East Culture Prezi
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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.
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.
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.
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.
What Started it all…
Holy Book- Qu’ran / Koran
Followers are called Muslim
Worship at the Mosque
Holy day is Friday
Eid ul-Fitr – celebrates the end of Ramadan
Eid al-Adha- Festival of Sacrifice
Abraham willing to sacrifice his son
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
Holy Book- Torah
Followers are called Jewish or Israelites
Worship at the Synagogue
Holy day is Saturday
Hanukah- Festival of Lights
Passover- Celebration of exodus from Egypt
The major religions of the world started in this region.
Respecting Beliefs: Muslims, Christians, Jews, and Others,” (stop at 11 min)
Try to write your name
Carved Mountain City of Petra. Jordan
Arabic World News Agency
These protest are occurring/ have occurred in places with some similar demographics:
The rebels are not fighting for an overly religious cause. Instead they want to bring down a government they saw as corrupt and oppressive.
Egypt is going through similar problems as
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
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.”
Holy Book- Bible
Followers are called Christians
Worship at the Church
Holy day is Sunday
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)
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 .
Began in 2000 BC (BCE)
Started with Abraham
Developed through his sons
Other important people
Moses- Ten Commandments
Believe in .
Architecture – Ancient
Pyramids of Giza. Egypt
After 2 years of civil war more than
people have been killed in the fighting.
The protests in Syria began shortly after those in Tunisia and Egypt, with the first protest being March 15, 2011.
Why wear a burka?
The role of Women
Arabs- from Arabian peninsula, speaks Arabic
Israeli- only Jewish nation
Entertainment - Music
Ankh – Egyptian for " "
Eye of Horus
Middle Eastern Art Symbols
Dubai World Cup
Intricate geometric patterns
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.
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.
Israel, Iran, and Turkey
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.