Mrs. Brown, you’ve got a lovely daughter
A diary kept by the wife of Australian terror suspect Willie Brigitte reveals a great deal about her attitudes toward Islam, jihad and non-Muslims. It also shows she was unaware of her husband’s activities.
Willie Brigitte was arrested in Australia and deported to France when Australian authorities say they uncovered a plot to launch a large scale terror attack in Australia. Documents related to the French investigation were released today. They claim that Pakistani architect Abu Hamza asked Brigitte to lodge “a specialist in explosives who was to come to Australia,” Chechan “bomb specialist”, Abu Salah, a commander-in-chief of a Lashkar-e-Taiba training camp in Faislabad.
Brigitte’s lawyers deny this, although they do admit he tried to make his way to Afghanistan after Sept. 11 to fight with the Taliban. Although he failed to reach Afghanistan, he trained four months in a Lashkar-e-Taiba camp. As his lawyers point out, there is no law against going to Pakistan for terrorist training.
His wife is sure that he is just a victim of anti-muslim sentiment.
More on her attitudes in the article. Apparently her subconcious mind does not realize that jihad is primarily a spiritual struggle.
DIARIES kept by Melanie Brown before her arrest in Paris reveal the enormous anxiety she was feeling as the bride of Australia’s most notorious terrorist suspect.
French counter-intelligence agents working for anti-terror judge Jean-Louis Bruguiere, confiscated the memoirs as part of their investigation into Ms Brown and her involvement with Brigitte.
Seen by the Herald Sun, the diaries provide a telling insight into a woman who considers herself alienated from the community to which she once belonged.
Her world is divided in two: those who worship Allah and those who don’t.
Non-believers are neither to be trusted nor associated with, unless it would benefit her new-found god.
Now known as Khadija, she lives, works and prays a short drive from where she grew up as Melanie Joyce Brown, popular student at Danebank Anglican School for Girls, at Hurstville, southern Sydney.
Yet while her surroundings are familiar, she considers herself a stranger to most everyday Australians, and persecuted for her adopted beliefs, dress and customs.
“How many times do we find written in the Quran (Koran) reminders and warnings not to take disbelievers as . . .” she wrote on January 5, before she left for Paris.
“Even if they are nice to you, remember they are not befriending you for the pleasure of Allah. They will only be seeking to gain something or in some way benefit themselves.
“Even if the pretense is merely because it makes them happy or they find you interesting, this is still gaining for other than the sake of Allah.
“Just be sure not to commit acts of disbelief.”
Ms Brown’s awareness of the cultural clash between her old life and new are reflected in a dramatic dream she had in Paris, in which she imagined she was waging a jihad against Australian troops in the Blue Mountains.
In the dream, the former transmissions specialist in the Australian Army plays a key role because of her military background and knowledge of Australian battle tactics.
She helps shoot down an Australian reconnaissance plane before infiltrating a military base town where she spies for the jihad while working in a local hotel.