Middle East People/Groups

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Muhammad

the man who Muslims believe was the last prophet

Sunni

a branch of the Islam religion, most popular

Shiah or Shiite

a branch of the Islam religion, least popular

Allah

the Muslim name of God

Muslims

the people who practice Islam

Jews

the people who practice Judaism

Christians

the people who practice Christianity

Zionist

A Jew who moved away because of the anti-Semitism

Arabs

traveling people who lived throughout North Africa and Southwest Asia/Middle East, first followers of Islam

Persians

Indo-European who lived in now what is called Iran, one of the largest empires of the world

Palestinians

An inhabitant of the ancient land of palestine

Allies

The enemy of the Central Powers in World War I. Included Great Britain, France, and Russia

Central Powers

in World War I the alliance of Germany and Austria-Hungary and other nations allied with them in opposing the Allies

Ottoman Empire

Empire created when the Ottoman Turks conquered the Byzantine Empire

United Nations

a peacekeeping body that all Nations signed, or the UN

"Sick Man of Europe"

A nickname for the Ottoman Empire

Saddam Hussein

- Was a dictator in Iraq who tried to take over Iran and Kuwait violently in order to gain the land and the resources. He also refused to let the UN into Iraq in order to check if the country was secretly holding weapons of mass destruction.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

current president of iran

Ayatollah

a high-ranking Shiite religious leader who is regarded as an authority on religious law and its interpretation and who has political power as well

Osama bin Laden

mastermind between 9/11 attacks. Leader of Al Qaida(in Afghanistan)

Hamas

terrorist group, current government in the West Bank

Hezbollah

A Shia Lebanese extremist organization started by Ayatollah Khomeini.

Taliban

a group of fundamentalist Muslims who took control of Afghanistan's government in 1996

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