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This covers them from head to toe. empire: A number of territories or nations controlled by a single ruler. fundamentalism: A religious movement or point-of-view characterized by strict adherence to certain beliefs and principles, and intolerance of other views or opposition. Hindu Kush: Part of the Himalayan Mountain range located in the northeast part of Afghanistan. 44 A F G H A N I S TA N ’ S STRUGGLES WORLD IN CONFLICT: THE MIDDLE EAST holy land: An area of land considered sacred by a certain religious group.
On March 20, 2003, about 1,000 soldiers were sent on an in-depth mission to hunt for any remaining al-Qaeda and Taliban terrorists. S. and other countries have also helped Afghanistan rebuild its war-torn land. Afghanistan’s rebuilding will be no small task. Roads will need to be rebuilt and a government developed. Farms will need to be replanted. Land mines left over from war will need to be located and disarmed. Most important are the more than three million refugees and other Afghans who were caught in the crossfire of war.
Pashtunwalli: Afghans’ code of conduct; it tells them how to live righteously. Glossary 45 WORLD IN CONFLICT: THE MIDDLE EAST Ramadan: The ninth month of the year in the Islamic calendar. Salat: Muslim prayers. Sawm: Muslims’ act of fasting during the month of Ramadan. Shahadat: Muslims’ belief that Allah is the only God and that Muhammad is his messenger. Shiite Muslim: These Muslims believe Muhammad chose his own successor. Sunni Muslim: The original Sunni Muslims believed that they should vote for Muhammad successor.
Afghanistan's Struggles (World in Conflict-the Middle East) by Cory Gideon Gunderson