Jordan- Middle east

This is the Jordanian flag.

The colors stand are the Pan-Arab Colors, representing the Abbasid (black band), Umayyad (white band), and Fatimid (green band) caliphates. The red chevron is for the Hashemite dynasty, and the Arab Revolt.

Jordanian Food

Traditional Jordanian dish

Religion

A majority of Jordanians are Muslim, about 92% are Sunni Muslim, and 1% are Shia or Sufi.

Difference in clothing

Jordan is an Arab country and the Jordanian culture is a blend of the Arabian, Islamic and Modern influences. Meaning women dress more conservatively.

Sharia Law

Under Islamic law (s), the emphasis is not so much on the crime of rape but on the shame that the woman has brought upon her family by her sexual immorality, even if it was forced. So that shame can be washed away by her marrying the rapist.

Islam's Sharia law is the most intrusive and strict, especially against women.

King Abdullah

They have a constitutional monarchy.

Jordan's King Abdullah faces a combination of rising external and internal challenges. The main external sources of instability are the spillover effects of Syria's civil war, including possible military entanglement in the border zone, the spread of Salafist radicalization, the heavy cost of sustaining a large refugee population, and the potential interference inside Jordan of Islamist movements from other regional countries. Internal sources of instability include rising public anger resulting from economic austerity, insufficient political reform, and perceived government tolerance of corruption, as well as growing confidence in the country's Muslim Brotherhood and burgeoning Salafist movement.

Sports

The most popular team sports in Jordan are football (soccer) andbasketball; handball and volleyball are also widely played. In individual sports, boxing, tae kwon do, and swimming are the most widespread.

Language

Arabic (official), English widely understood among upper and middle classes

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