Rabia’s quest for justice

Happy at home in South Perth is Rabia Siddique, husband Anthony Green and sons Noah, Aaron and Oscar. Picture: David Baylis www.communitypix.com.au d409365
Happy at home in South Perth is Rabia Siddique, husband Anthony Green and sons Noah, Aaron and Oscar. Picture: David Baylis www.communitypix.com.au d409365

Today the South Perth mother of three is a household name after her fight to receive recognition for her brave actions made headlines worldwide.

The 41-year-old recently released her autobiography Equal Justice, which tells her story from growing up in Perth in the 70s as a Muslim and head girl of Penrhos College to her sex and race discrimination case against the British Army.

‘It was rather cathartic recounting my journey and my life story for the book, but at times I was forced to re-live events that I hadn’t thought about for a long time,’ Mrs Siddique said.

Currently working closely with the Police Commissioner as legal counsel, Mrs Siddique said she hoped her book would encourage people to stand up for what is right and just, and raise awareness about the need for society to be more tolerant and more forgiving.

‘I hope my story will challenge some of the preconceptions our society has about Muslims, the military, relationships and feminism,’ she said.

‘I hope after reading my book people will embrace the idea that ordinary people are capable of extraordinary things.’

For now Mrs Siddique said she is happy raising her triplet sons Noah, Aaron and Oscar with her husband Anthony Green in her hometown, but Hollywood could be on the horizon, with the rights to Equal Justice movie recently sold ” although Rabia dismissed rumours that Angelina Jolie had been cast to play her.

‘It was a lifestyle decision to return to Perth. My husband and I had terrific jobs in London ” he was Head of Airside Development with the British Airports Authority and I was a Crown Advocate with the Counter Terrorism Division of the Crown Prosecution Service,’ she said.

‘It came down to the lifestyle and upbringing we wanted for our boys. Perth is a beautiful place.’