Hamas, the militant Palestinian group that rules over Gaza,
picked Isra al-Modallal, a woman, as its spokesperson for the
first time ever to spruce up its image in the Western press. But
Reason Foundation Senior Analyst Shikha Dalmia notes that Isra will
mostly be a figure head who will use her British-accented English
to recite narrow talking points crafted by Hamas’ Islamist
patriarchs. Hence, notes Dalmia:
This 23-year-old British-educated, divorced mother of a toddler
girl is unlikely to do much for the Palestinian struggle against
Israel, as Hamas
wants. She will, however, be great for the struggle of Muslim women
against Islamic repression.
here to read why.
from Hit & Run http://reason.com/blog/2013/11/12/why-a-powerless-female-figurehead-might