Don't let your sons grow up to be Jihadis. It will make for some very uncomfortable family reunions.
A Melbourne woman who told how she felt like an “animal” and a “slave” while practising Islam says she hopes she’ll inspire other female Muslims to “free themselves” from the religion.
Nadia (last name with held) and her eldest daughter Allawea are now in hiding, after their family turned against them when the pair denounced Islam.
“It is in an honour for them to kill somebody whose turned away from Islam, and their own mother has turned away from Islam so I mean nothing to them,” the 40-year-old told A Current Affair.
Things escalated in October last year, when Nadia’s two eldest sons turned up at her former home in Melbourne’s western suburbs, brutally bashing her new husband.
“They were screaming we’re going to kill you, we need you dead,” she told ACA.
“I watched my children giving me their seconds off their plate … and that was okay because I was western and white, and not Muslim,” she said….
Nadia isn't alone. Buyer's remorse isn't uncommon. But it's hard to leave if you know that it means breaking ties with your family. And especially if it means potentially being murdered.
It's tragically telling that Muslim settlers feel free to act like this in Australia. And it certainly wouldn't be the first act of violence in Melbourne.
This episode of A Current Affair can't be watched outside Australia. But if you're in Australia, here's the link.