Note: Photo included.
“’Mother of militant Islam’ overseas ban”
May 11th, 2009
PHOTO CAPTION: “SECURITY CONCERNS: Former Darwin mother Rabiah Hutchinson is not allowed to travel overseas”
SNIPPET: “A FORMER Territorian - branded “the mother of militant Islam in Australia” - has been banned from travelling abroad because she is a national security risk.
Rabiah Hutchinson told The Australian her passport was cancelled after returning from Iran in 2003 because of her links to Al-Qa’ida and Indonesian militant group Jemaah Islamiah.
An ASIO assessment reportedly said Ms Hutchinson had “directly supported extremist activities” and, if allowed to travel, was “likely to engage in conduct that might prejudice the security of Australia or a foreign country.”
Ms Hutchinson said she wanted to visit her daughters in Afghanistan.”
SNIPPET: “Ms Hutchinson’s Darwin-born sons, Mohammed, 23, and Abdullah, 21, were last year interviewed by ASIO agents when they applied to renew their passports at the Australian Embassy in Beirut.
Lebanese officials refused to renew their visas so they fled to Dubai.
They had been living in a small village outside the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli after they were arrested on terrorism charges and deported from Yemen.
Ms Hutchinson moved to Darwin in the 1980s, but later joined a student Islamic group involved in the resistance against Indonesian president Suharto.
In 1990 she travelled to northwest Pakistan with her six children to “join the jihad”.”
"Rabiah Hutchinson told The Australian her passport was cancelled after returning from Iran in 2003 because of her links to Al-Qaida and Indonesian militant group Jemaah Islamiah."