Brunei defends tough new Islamic laws

Q: Brunei has defended its right to implement Islamic laws that would allow death by stoning for adultery and homosexuality against growing global criticism. Brunei shares the Southeast Asian island of Borneo with its much larger majority-Muslim neighbors Malaysia and Indonesia. Where is Borneo?

Circle the area on this map

Q: The sultanate of Brunei already enforces Islamic teachings more strictly than Malaysia and Indonesia. What is the form of government in Brunei?

A. Absolute monarchy

B. Direct democracy

C. Islamic republic

D. Military dictatorship

Q: What is the name of the religious law which is being strictly enforced by Brunei’s sultan?

A. Dominionist

B. Sharia

C. Talmudic

D. Theocratic

Q: Which other absolute monarchy enforces Sharia law?

A. Oman

B. Qatar

C. Saudi Arabia

D. All of the above

Q: Besides being absolute monarchies enforcing Sharia law, what do Brunei, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia have in common?

A. Arabic-speaking

B. Oil-rich

C. U.S. foes

D. All of the above

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