Qatar’s First Female Judge

HRH Sheikha Maha Al Thani was appointed earlier this year as the first female judge in Qatar, in a move to explicitly aimed at empowering women in the country and making their presence stronger in government. The Sheikha is a member of the ruling royal family.

About Curzon

Lord George Nathaniel Curzon (1859 - 1925) entered the British House of Commons as a Conservative MP in 1886, where he served as undersecretary of India and Foreign Affairs. He was appointed Viceroy of India at the turn of the 20th century where he delineated the North West Frontier Province, ordered a military expedition to Tibet, and unsuccessfully tried to partition the province of Bengal during his six-year tenure. Curzon served as Leader of the House of Lords in Prime Minister Lloyd George's War Cabinet and became Foreign Secretary in January 1919, where his most famous act was the drawing of the Curzon Line between a new Polish state and Russia. His publications include Russia in Central Asia (1889) and Persia and the Persian Question (1892). In real life, "Curzon" is a US citizen from the East Coast who has been a financial analyst, freelance translator, and university professor; he is currently on assignment in Tokyo.
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6 Responses to Qatar’s First Female Judge

  1. Adamu says:

    I can tell by the prominent display of watch bags and jewelry that she will make a fine judge.

  2. spandrell says:

    Links dude.

    Nice heels btw

  3. Jose Angel de Monterrey says:

    I am always so glad to see women breaking barriers in society. It is good for Qatar and it is good for the middle east too.

  4. Raymond says:

    She’s hot. I wish there were more Middle East / Western Marriages.

  5. Noora says:

    The above mentioned article is total bull shit. Whoever wrote this has so much against Arabs and Muslims that they dont even try to investigate the truth and write. I expect all readers to go to google and then match with the face and history of Maha al Thani with this model. This picture has been extracted by an Arab fashion magazine who is showing off different types of ‘abayas’. I expect a written apology from the writer of this article from all readers and especially the honorable judge.

  6. Curzon says:

    Thanks for your calm explanation of how I may have come across wrong information, Noora. The calm and reasoned intellectual debates available to be had with the people of the Middle East really make it a pleasure to live here.

    If the pictures are an error, then I naturally apologize. You may be interested to know that the origin of the photo was an e-mail from a Muslim friend — who would appear to be, by your standards, anti-Muslim.