Dr. Amineh Abu-Zayyad is a Palestinian-born Arab and former wife of the British Respect Member of Parliament George Galloway. Zayyad is a biologist by profession. She married Galloway in 1994 in a Islamic ceremony. After his divorce from his first wife, he and Abu-Zayyad also undertook a Civil marriage in 2000. They had met at a political meeting in Glasgow in 1991. "He was my hero," she says. "He did such a lot for the Palestinians.