The Mother Of Mohammed : An Australian Woman's Extraordinary Journey Into Jihad
In The Mother of Mohammed, Four Corners journalist Sally Neighbour tells the extraordinary story of how a dope-smoking beach bunny from Mudgee, Robyn Hutchinson, became Rabiah-a member of the jihadist elite. Known among her peers as 'the mother of Mohammed', and as 'the Elizabeth Taylor of the jihad' in CIA circles, Rabiah lived for twenty years on the frontlines of the global holy war. With a reputation for tough investigative journalism, Sally Neighbour persuaded Rabiah to tell her story. She investigates how Rabiah became a trusted insider to the Jemaah Islamiyah, Taliban and al Qaeda leaderships, and married a leading figure in Osama bin Laden's inner sanctum. In The Mother of Mohammed Sally Neighbour discovers a world of converts and true believers. This unique and confronting account from inside the jihad helps us to understand the magnetism of the Islamist cause.
- Paperback | 440 pages
- 133 x 199 x 34mm
- 01 Jan 2010
- Melbourne University Press
- Carlton, Australia
About Sally Neighbour
Sally Neighbour is a reporter with Australia's premier investigative public affairs program, ABC TV's Four Corners, a writer for The Australian newspaper and winner of three Walkley Awards for excellence in journalism. Her previous book was In the Shadow of Swords: On the Trail of Terrorism from Afghanistan to Australia.
"'Amazing, riveting, a fantastic feat of journalism.' -- Geraldine Brooks"