We forget that the Greens are a party founded on opposition to renewable energy — Bob Brown wanted a coal-fired power station instead of the Gordon below Franklin dam — but sometimes the contradictions come tumbling out, as they have allegedly in inner-city Melbourne.
The Age — usually the Greens own Pravda — courageously reports:
A Yarra City councillor has been accused of starting an altercation with another woman outside a gay club in South Yarra, before the councillor allegedly exclaimed “Allahu Akbar” and vowed to “make sure all these faggots die”.
Anab Mohamud, a member of the Australian Greens, allegedly launched the homophobic tirade after sustaining serious facial injuries from the assault on April 11, according to a witness statement.
The statement was recently provided to Victoria Police detectives, who continue to investigate the incident outside Chasers nightclub, which hosts the popular LGBTQ dance party Poof Doof.
As that magical musical number goes, we’ve only just begun:
[A] security guard said he called an ambulance and attempted to administer first aid to Cr Mohamud immediately after the assault…
“[Cr Mohamud] told me numerous times to ‘bring that bitch back, I’ll f— her up’. She has also yelled out various things, such as ‘f— the LG family’ and also said something in what I believe was in Arabic and not understandable, followed by words along the line of, ‘I swear to Allah if I lose my eye I will make sure all these faggots die,’ ” the guard alleges in a statement to police.
Video footage … shows Cr Mohamud and a male companion walking down Bray Street about 3.40am, when she stops outside a caged smoking area to the rear of Chasers nightclub.
Another witness, who works as a manager at Poof Doof, told police Cr Mohamud reached through the bars of the smoking area and grabbed a “trans woman” by the hair.
The manager, who asked not to be identified, said he attempted to separate the pair.
“As I got to [the patron], I looked out the metal bars and saw that her head was being pulled against the metal gate bars by a female [Cr Mohamud] out on Bray Street … She was screaming, ‘F— you, I’m going to get you,’ ” the manager said in a sworn statement…
Once separated, the patron opened an emergency door and pursued Cr Mohamud along Bray Street before the altercation occurred.
The manager alleges in his statement that Cr Mohamud was yelling “Allahu Akbar” – the Muslim declaration that God is great – after the incident.
He also alleges that her male associate said to him: “Do you know who the f— she is, you’ve messed with the wrong woman. She knows all the gangs, they will f— you up.”
But Mohamud stands for Greens values, so it’s all ok. The Age continues:
Cr Mohamud, who came to Australia as a Somali refugee 20 years ago and now lives in the Atherton Gardens Estate, says she has a “strong connection to Greens values”, according to her profile on the Australian Greens website.
“I want to send a strong message to young women from African backgrounds that this is our home too, that we have every right to become whatever we dream to be,” she says on the website.
“We can respect each other’s choices and beliefs without feeling that we have to change who we are to be accepted.”
And, in case you were wondering:
Cr Mohamud did not respond to several requests for comment.
A Yarra City Council [author’s note: the council is controlled by the Greens] spokeswoman declined to comment on the fresh allegations involving the case.
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