Monday, December 27, 2010

The power behind the throne? / Zvi Bar'el

Wherever she appears, Sheikha Mozah of Qatar, the emir's wife, makes a splash. That includes helping persuade FIFA to award the 2022 World Cup to the tiny Gulf state ... "We in Qatar are working to emphasize the highly influential historic role of women in the Arab peninsula. This role is not known in the Arab and Western world and is neglected by public opinion, the media and the intellectuals," she said in an interview with the Saudi newspaper Al-Riyadh, after completing a historic three-day visit to the kingdom last March.
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