MIDDLE EAST & ISLAM TODAY

LYNDA SCANNELL

WOMEN AND ISLAM

AFGHANISTAN WOMEN

  • Any behavior that draws attention to themselves is not allowed. (Laughing in public, talking, painted nails and makeup, ect..)
  • Cannot leave house without husbands permission
  • Women cannot attend schools, or universities to receive an education.

IRANIAN WOMEN

  • Women can drive personal vehicles
  • Can hold public office
  • Can attend university's

IRAQUI WOMEN

  • Women are ordered to stay fully clothed. (Long, black robes)
  • Raping of women is common, especially during times of war when it is used as punishment when the women "step out of line".
  • Women are not seen as equal in society, and are constantly harassed.

SYRIAN WOMEN

  • Women must wear veils, gloves, and long, unrevealing robes.
  • Women should only leave the house for exceptional circumstances.
  • Girls can be married off at the age of 9.
  • Women must be accompanied by a male family member while out of the house.

ISLAMIC CONTRUBUTIONS

Science studies being part of the Islam religion has encouraged more development compared to religions where science and religion are separate.

Some major contributions include:


  • Muslim scientist were the first to prove the world is round, and they made the first map of the globe.
  • Israelis were the first to develop high quality paper.
  • The Camera Obscura was invented by Ibn Haytham.

IRAQ AND SYRIA ISIS TERRORIST GROUP

The ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria) Terrorist Group was founded in Iraq, 2004. ISIS's motive is to establish an independent Islamic state ruled by Sharia law. The area controlled by the terrorist contains Syria's major oil fields that the terrorists are using to sell oil on the black market, which is providing excessive income. ISIS's latest attack was the beheading of American journalist, James Folley. They wanted to convince the Obama administration to stop airstrikes against ISIS ruled areas and they have threatened to behead more Americans if their wishes are not met.
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SOURCES

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"Multimedia." Contribution of Islam to the Worlds Civilization. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Apr. 2015.


"ISIS: Everything You Need to Know about the Group - CNN.com." CNN. Cable News Network, n.d. Web. 30 Apr. 2015.


"Everything You Need to Know about ISIS." HLNtv.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Apr. 2015.


"Under Isis, Iraqi Women Again Face an Old Nightmare: Violence and Repression." OWFI. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Apr. 2015.