Author(s): Rabia Siddique
Growing up as a muslim in the monocultural landscape of 1970s suburban Perth, Rabia Siddique knew what it was like to be different. She became a lawyer, moved to the UK and joined the British army as a military lawyer. She served in Iraq and was taken as a hostage by Islamic insurgents as she tried to negotiate the release of two kidnapped British soldiers. She battled for hours to save their lives, negotiating 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. 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
Rabia Siddique is now working as Commissioner's Legal Counsel for the Western Australian Police. She lives in Perth with her husband and three sons.