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Equal Justice : My Journey as a Woman, a Soldier and a Muslim - Rabia Siddique

Equal Justice

My Journey as a Woman, a Soldier and a Muslim

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Rabia Siddique is a woman with an extraordinary perspective. Growing up as a Muslim in the conservative and monocultural landscape of 1970s suburban Perth, she knew what it was like to be different. It gave her an abiding passion for equality and social justice that was to guide the course of her life. She trained as a lawyer, and found herself working in the UK on that fateful day in September 2001 when Islamic terrorists attacked the US.

She joined the British army in the Judge Advocates' division as a military lawyer. She served in Iraq and was taken hostage by Islamic insurgents as she tried to negotiate the release of two kidnapped British soldiers. She battled for hours to save their lives, using her legal expertise, knowledge of Islam and Arabic to negotiate with their captors. After their release, her colleague received a Military Cross. Rabia received nothing. Her subsequent sex and race discrimination case against the British Army made headlines around the world. After leaving the army, she joined the Crown Prosecution Service as a prosecutor working on terrorism cases. Last year she returned to Perth to raise her triplet sons.

Her perspective as a feminist, a social justice crusader, a lawyer, a soldier, a former hostage, a terrorism prosecutor and a Muslim is unique, and her memoir is a story of grit, courage and conviction like no other.

About the Author

Rabia is now working as Commissioner's Legal Counsel for the Western Australian Police. She lives in Perth with her husband and three sons.

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  • Couldn't put it down
  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Page-Turner

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    The book was really hard to put down, such a eye opener to the world of a female in the forces.

     
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    • Easy To Read
    • Engaging characters
    • Informative
    • Page-Turner
    • Well Written

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      I heard the author interviewed on ABCFM and felt compelled to buy and read this book. It demonstrates that we still have a long way to go in relation to equality and social justice. It made me angry but one has only admiration for the author who has been able to rise above injustice.

       
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      • Informative
      • Quite Startling

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      • Didn't Engage Me Quickly

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      • Women

      Siddique's powerful written account + her radio & TV appearances prompted me to contact her in relation to being a keynote speaker at a future
      women's conference.

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      ISBN: 9781742613239
      ISBN-10: 1742613233
      Audience: General
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 272
      Published: 1st October 2013
      Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia
      Country of Publication: AU
      Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.2  x 2.1
      Weight (kg): 0.41