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Author Siddique, Rabia, 1971- author

Title Equal justice / Rabia Siddique
Published Sydney, N.S.W. : Pan Macmillan Australia, 2013
Sydney, NSW : Pan Macmillan Australia, 2013


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Description 261 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : colour illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents Prologue : Al-Jamiat -- Ch. 1. Early days and lost innocence -- Ch. 2. Control and resilience -- Ch. 3. My first Anthony -- Ch. 4. Beginnings and endings -- Ch. 5. London and beyond -- Ch. 6. After September 11 -- Ch. 7. The second coming of Anthony -- Ch. 8. Oranges and lemons ... and then off to Iraq -- Ch. 9. Basra -- Ch. 10. Despicable acts and courageous victims -- Ch. 11. Captain Jaffar and the Basra murder squad -- Ch. 12. Al-Jamiat Part 2 -- Ch. 13. Betrayal -- Ch. 14. Inquiries and tragedies -- Ch. 15. Coming home -- Ch. 16. After Iraq -- Ch. 17. David and Goliath -- Ch. 18. D-day -- Ch. 19. Prosecuting terrorists -- Ch. 20. Motherhood and the future
Summary 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
Analysis Australian
Subject Siddique, Rabia, 1971-
Great Britain. Army -- Lawyers.
Great Britain. Office of the Judge Advocate General.
Australians -- Biography.
Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Lawyers, Military -- Biography
Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Participation, British -- Biography.
Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Participation, British.
Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Participation, Female -- Biography.
Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Participation, Female.
Judge advocates -- England -- Biography.
Lawyers, Military -- England -- Biography
Sex discrimination against women -- England.
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 9781742613239 (paperback)
Other Titles Equal justice : my journey as a woman, a soldier and a Muslim