Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 114. Not illustrated. Chapters: Queen Noor of Jordan, Asra Nomani, Betty Shabazz, Tina Gharavi, Iman, Saleemah Abdul-Ghafur, Leila Ahmed, Zohra Sarwari, Zainab Salbi, Dalia Mogahed, Aasiya Zubair, Noureen Dewulf, Albina Digaeva, Rashida Tlaib, Mara Brock Akil, Sultaana Freeman, Edina Lekovic, Syma Chowdhry, Ameena Begum, Laleh Bakhtiar, Khadijah Farrakhan, Dolores "Lala" Brooks, Mohja Kahf, Carol Weyland Conner. Excerpt: Queen Noor of Jordan (Arabic: ; born 23 August 1951) is the last wife and widow of King Hussein of Jordan. She was queen consort of Jordan during her marriage (19781999) and has been queen dowager of Jordan since her husband's death in 1999. She is an American, born of Syrian, British and Swedish descent. She is the current president of the United World Colleges movement and an advocate of the anti-nuclear weapons proliferation campaign, Global Zero. Noor was born Lisa Najeeb Halaby in Washington, D.C. She is the daughter of Najeeb Halaby and Doris Carlquist. Her father was an aviator, airline executive and government official. He served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense in the Truman administration, before being appointed by John F. Kennedy to head the Federal Aviation Administration. Najeeb Halaby also had a successful private-sector career, serving as CEO of Pan American World Airways from 1969 to 1972. The Halabys had two children in addition to Lisa: a son, Christian, and another daughter, Alexa. They divorced in 1977. Noor's paternal grandfather, Najeeb Elias Halaby, a Syrian immigrant of Lebanese origin, was a petroleum broker, according to 1920 Census records. Merchant Stanley Marcus, however, recalled that in the mid-1920s, Halaby opened Halaby Galleries, a rug boutique and interior-decorating shop, at Neiman-Marcus in Dallas, Texas, and ran it with his Texas-born wife, Laura Wilkins (18891987, la...
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