Terror inspires book

Rabia Siddique and Anthony Green of South Perth, with their sons Noah, Aaron and Oscar.
Rabia Siddique and Anthony Green of South Perth, with their sons Noah, Aaron and Oscar.

Today the South Perth mother of three has a more laidback life 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,’ Ms Siddique said.

Now working with the Police Commissioner as legal counsel, Ms 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 forgiving.

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

For now Ms Siddique said she was 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 ” though Rabia dismissed rumours that Angelina Jolie had been cast to play her.

‘It was a lifestyle decision to return to Perth,’ she said. ‘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.’