DO NOW
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Please complete the Middle East IQ Quiz to the
best of your ability
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
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When you hear the world “Muslim” what is the
first thing that comes to your mind?
 2005
– 6% Positive comments: good religion, good
people, faithful, devout”
 2005 – 57% Neutral Comments: mosque, religion,
desert”
 2005 – 26% Negative Comments “Violence, hatred,
terrorist, war, and guns”
DO YOU AGREE (25% OF AMERICANS DID)
Muslims teach their children to hate
unbelievers
 Muslims value life less than other people
 The Muslim religion teaches violence and
hatred
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2 BRANCHES OF ISLAM
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Sunni Muslims
 Follow
the teaching of Muhammad
 Recognize caliphs as successors
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Shiites Muslims
 Believe
heirs of Ali are successors
SECURITY AND MUSLIMS
Because of security needs, the civil liberties of
American Muslims should be restricted
 51% disagreed
 17% “Its ok to lock up Muslims just in case they
are planning terrorist attacks”
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WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MUSLIM
AND ISLAM
Followers of the religion of Islam are called
Muslims
 AKA I’m a Muslim, My religion is Islam
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WHAT IS THE HOLY BOOK OF THE MUSLIMS?
50% know about the Qu’ran
 1/3 knew that Christians, Jews, and Muslims
worship the same God
 80% said their knowledge of Muslims comes
from television
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HOW MUCH DO PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT MUSLIMS
2005 – only 2% responded that they are very
knowledge of Islam
 39% - somewhat knowledgeable
 60% - not very knowledgeable or knew nothing
at all
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WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ARAB AND
MUSLIM
Arab is a nationality – where most religions
began
 Muslim is a person who accepts the Islamic
religion
 Muslims use many different languages, while
Arabs use the Arabic language
 Arabs originate in the Middle East, while
Muslims can be found all over the world
 Muslims are more numerous than Arabs
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Middle East: Climate Regions
Middle East: Population Density
The Natural Resources of the
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World Oil Reserves
Persian Gulf Oil Exports (2003)
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