MESOP TODAY’S GENDER STUDIES OF THE CALIPHATE : The Transgender woman of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

A CASE STUDY FOR NAOMI KLEIN

“Dulaimi has had at least three husbands and lived in several countries in the region, according to the military officials. They described her as strong-willed and independent. Military officials said she transferred hundreds of thousands of dollars over the past year to Sunni militants operating along Lebanon’s border with Syria. “She’s not your stereotypical woman” in the world of militant Islam, said Fawaz A. Gerges, a professor of Middle Eastern studies at the London School of Economics. He described her profile as that of an “honorary jihadi man” in the eyes of such groups.” Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/an-arrest-in-lebanon-lifts-the-veil-on-the-life-of-islamic-state-leaders-ex-wife/2015/01/26/081820b4-86d5-11e4-abcf-5a3d7b3b20b8_story.html