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  • Proceed to the intro to the Syrian conflict sign to begin your tour!
  • Some key factors that define the alawite religion are as followed. The Alawite religion can be traced back to Muhammad IbNusair who died around 900. The Alawite religion stemmed from his teaching. The religion of the Alawites split from Ismailism, the Shiite cult of Islam. The Alawites were named after Ali, a relative to Muhammad. Doctrines, of the religion were not written. The Alawite religion has remained secret even to this day. This religion does not even have mosques, but devotional rooms. Alawites have a disapproval of Islamic duties and are sometime forced to carry out these duties to avoid persecution. These are just six factors that form the Alawite religion.
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    • 1. .
    • 2. Introduction tothe Syrian Conflict
    • 3. Introduction tothe Syrian Conflict
    • 4. Short OverviewThe Syrian Conflict refers to violence occurring in thecountry Syria, the relationship that neighboring countriesplay in the violence within Syria, and rebels forces thatcontinually push against government’s military. Multipleoutside nations are involved in the Syriaconflict, potentially trying to influence the countrywithout “getting their hands dirty”. The likelihood of theSyrian conflict ending soon is not very probable. Theincrease in violence and the crackdown of governmentalprotesters is astounding. Tension in the governmentalsystem and with the rebels creates a hostile environmentwith mass killing.
    • 5. Ruling Religion of Syria Alawites, Nusayris and Ansaris Alawis History Alawis are one of the religious groups in Syria that play a large role in the Syrian conflict. Syria’s past, and the ascension of the Alawites define how Syria is today. From the lowly status of Alawites before the French Mandate (1920’s) in Syria to then increasingly gaining power within the ranks of the French Army. Alawites were able to gain power and keep power due, due to the unstable country of Syria.
    • 6. Gallery 1This gallery will focus on religion in Syria andhow the religious patchwork that is the Syrianpeople has influenced the current conflict, andhow it will continue to influence the situation ifthe present regime were to topple.
    • 7. Ruling Religion of Syria Alawites, Alawis, Nusayris and Ansaris Alawis History: Alawis are one of the religious groups in Syria that play a large role in the Syrian conflict. Syria’s past, and the ascension of the Alawites define how Syria is today. From the lowly status of Alawites before the French Mandate (1920’s) in Syria to then increasingly gaining power within the ranks of the French Army. Alawites were able to gain power and keep power due, due to the unstable country of Syria.
    • 8. Traced back to Muhammad Ibn Nusair Split from Ismailism Disapproval of Islamic duties (Shiite cult of Islam) Alawis Religion Secret Religion Named after Alai, Muhammad’s(No mosques, only Cousin and son-in-law devotional rooms) Doctrines are not written
    • 9. How are Alawites Effecting the Current Conflict?Alawites involvedin Government or Alawi Citizens
    • 10. Gallery 2• This exhibit will focus on the ways that Syria has interacted with other countries throughout history and how those relationships are changing en lieu of the current uprising in Syria.
    • 11. Continu Exhibi
    • 12. US Ambassador to Syria Robert S. Ford represents American interests to the Syrian Government and confers with the CzechRepublic government, the government protecting American power in Syria since our February suspension of Embassy operation.
    • 13. Continu Exhibi
    • 14. Continu Exhibi
    • 15. ___Many neighboring countries feel an investment in the outcome of the Syrian conflict. Refugees from Syria have been fleeing in thehundreds of thousands to Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, etc. Most of these countries favor the downfall of the Assad regime.
    • 16. Gallery 3• This gallery will focus on the everyday life in Syria, hopefully answering questions about topics of health, education, food, health, censorship, and the refuge situation in Syria and how these areas of everyday life have evolved as a reaction to the current situation.
    • 17. CENSORSHIP- Strict internet censorship- Blocks from global sites- Rising of a “Cyber Army”- Spread of false information- Anti- Regime Activists- Use media as a platform to spread protest to world
    • 18. EDUCATION- About 10% of budget is towards education- Primary education is compulsory for all Syrians- Skills are used for betterment of the community economically- 44% students scored under one of the lowest benchmarks on international exam- Greater need to improve the education- Importance is being placed on the Syrian refugees’ education- It is unlicensed- Added psychology for children to deal with trauma- About 10% of schools have been shut down- About 2000 destroyed
    • 19. HEALTH Not enough funding levels to provide with demand for healthcare Disparities in availability of healthcare Infectious disease and illness related to environmental pollution remains a big problem
    • 20. FOOD WFP feeding 1.4 million Syrians $61 million short in funding Catholic Relief Services to help the Syrian refugees Humanitarian needs are growing in Syria Families are assisted in areas that are most affected by the conflict
    • 21. REFUGEES About 200,000 in just Turkey Due to the antigovernment protests Funding to help out child refugees
    • 22. Information Spreading Activity Click Anywhere to Begin the Activity!
    • 23. Enter to ViewVideo’s on Different Syrian Identity
    • 24. Identity
    • 25. Identity What does identity mean to you in the Syrian Conflict?After watching the videos, was there a change in your opinion? Read the first hand account of a Syrian-American.
    • 26. Syria and Other Countries Neighboring counties are taking on many refugees. Each outside country wants a different religion or regime to takeover after the conflict is over. Each country wants to protect their own interests. The US does not have any more operations in Syria, or government agencies. U.S sends humanitarian aid including medical supplies, medical care, blankets, basic household necessities.Which countries border Syria? =U.S =Syria
    • 27. Everyday Life in SyriaHealth Education Food Refugees Censorship
    • 28. Religions in SyriaThe Alawites religion is the current governmental power. Not only do the Alawites represent a government, but they are also a religion. In the United States religion has never been paired with politics. In Syria, religion defines the government and the ideas that the government has. Similar to the beginning of any other country, religion has always played a large role in Syria history. Religion will also continue to play a large role in years to come regarding the Syrian conflict.

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