A WOMAN detained in a counterterrorism raid allegedly punched one police
officer in the face and told another she would have her throat slit…
The Muslim woman, who declined to stand for Magistrate Margaret McGlynn
during the Parramatta Local Court hearing yesterday, is charged with
assaulting and intimidating police.
Her lawyer Steven Boland argued she did not deliberately hit the
officer. She was not the target of the search or named in the warrant
but was searched when police noticed she had a mobile phone underneath
her burqa, the court heard.
When a female senior constable tried to take the mobile phone from her
she allegedly hurled abuse at her. Senior-Constable Stacie Gwyn told the
court the woman said: “Don’t touch my phone, you’re a whore, you are
Christian, you will burn in hell. You will be the first one in uniform
to have your throat slit.”
After an alleged struggle to take the phone, a male officer tried to
restrain the woman… and [she] struck him with a closed fist on the
Scott Murphy, the federal police officer in charge of the search, said ... he also heard the allegedly vile abuse ...
“You can’t touch me, you like getting gang banged do you? You are in
uniform you must like it. The only one who has the right is God,” Mr
Murphy told the court the woman allegedly said to Sen-Const Gwyn.