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Current event. Afghanistan protests on UN.

  1. 1. Afghanistan Protests over Quran Burning <br />By<br />Ayam Nouiouat<br />
  2. 2. Background Information<br />Location: the middle east bordered by pakistan, iran, turkmenistan, uzbekistan, tajikistan, and c china. <br />Capital: Kabul<br />Population: 29, 802, 724<br />Language: Dari (Afghan Farsi) & Pashto <br />Religion: Sunni muslim 80%<br />Shi’aMuslim 19%<br /> other 1%<br />
  3. 3. AFGHANISTAN<br />
  4. 4. S I t u a t I o n I n A f g h a n I s t a n <br />Currently, the U.S. is still involved with the war in Afghanistan. <br />Also, religion plays a very large part in Afghani life. <br />Insurgency in Afghanistan is a big problem, as the Taliban and other groups make effort sto overthrow the Afghanistan government. <br />
  5. 5. united nations role in Afghanistan<br />The United Nations came to Afghanistan to provide at least the minimum needed for survival for ordinary Afghani’s affected by the war and unrest in their country. <br />In the 1990’s the people of Afghanistan were also severely affected by a sequence of natural disasters; floods and earthquakes. <br />Since then, there has been a harsh drought in the country. The drought has increased the pain of about 2.5 million people. <br />The United Nations has provided food & shelter, helped millions of refugees return to their homes in Afghanistan, improved the education system, and brought attention to the role of women in the country. <br />
  6. 6. what is a Quran?<br />the Quran is the holy book of the muslim religion. For muslims, the Quran is word of god and sets forth the way in which they live their lives. It is the equivalent of the Bible to christians or the Torah to jewish people. <br />
  7. 7. What happened <br />Hundreds, perhaps thousands of demonstrators, who had heard of the burning of their holy book, the Quran, at a church in Florida stormed the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan. In this attack, 12 people were killed. This included 4 international security guards, 3 UN workers, and 5 demonstrators. 24 people were also wounded. <br />
  8. 8. how will this affect the future?<br /><ul><li>The demonstration might inspire violence or protests in other countries condemning or disapproving of what happened in Afghanistan.
  9. 9. Also, it might influence future conflicts with Afghanistan and other countries.
  10. 10. The United Nations will have to make decisions of what to do in Afghanistan in the future. </li></li></ul><li>bibliography<br /> 1.http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2011/WORLD/asiapcf/04/01/afghanistan.un.attack/smlvid.un.afghan.attacks.jpg<br />2.http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/asiapcf/04/01/afghanistan.un.attack/index.html?npt=NP1<br />3. http://www.web-translations.com/resources/country_guides/Afghanistan/background.html. <br />4. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afghanistan<br />5.http://belfercenter.ksg.harvard.edu/publication/18240/rise_of_afghanistans_insurgency.html?breadcrumb=%2F<br />6. http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/unpfii/en/drip.html<br />7. http://www.un.org/News/dh/latest/afghan/un-afghan-history.shtml<br />8. http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/04/28/2228850.htm<br />9. http://net2nepal.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/attack-un-afghanistan-2011-04-01-280x250.jpg<br />10. http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-the-quran.htm<br />

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