Rehab Dughmosh, 34, said she went to a Canadian Tire in Scarborough, ON to “hurt and kill people” in the name of ISIS.
She was found guilty of terrorism charges in a Toronto court this week
During the court hearings, it was revealed that she had attempted to leave Canada in 2016 to join ISIS in Syria before her attack at home.
She had flown from Toronto to Istanbul and was then stopped by authorities on a tip from the RCMP. Turkish authorities immediately sent her back to Canada.
Despite obviously being a supporter of ISIS, it was reported that “no charges were laid and the RCMP closed their file.”
A year later, she launched her own ISIS-inspired attack on Canadian soil.
In a previous court appearance she had pledged allegiance to ISIS, and on Wednesday she further admitted to the planning and executing an attack on innocent people at a local Canadian Tire store.
A jury heard the twisted story of one woman trying to wreak havoc and spread fear in the name of Islamist jihad.
On January 3, 2017, Dughmosh had left her apartment with dozens of homemade weapons.
The court heard that she ran into her estranged husband, who took the weapons from her when he discovered her intentions.
But Dugmosh had hidden additional weapons, including a butcher knife and a crossbow, on her body.
She went around the store looking for additional weapons, finally settling on a golf club.
he then donned a bandana with the ISIS logo and charged at three employees while screaming “this is for ISIS” and “Allahu Akhbar”.
After the three employees attempted to subdue her she attempted to use her butcher knife to continue her attack. She was quickly restrained after a short struggle with no serious injuries.
When one of the employees started recording the woman and asked her why she had attacked them, she didn’t hesitate to admit her murderous intentions.
“Why did you come in here?” asked the employee. “Because of ISIS?”
“Yes,” she replied.
“When you kill us, we will kill you … When you kill Muslims, you have to pay for it from your blood.”
Dughmosh had later told investigators she was “disappointed” she hadn’t hurt anyone but was proud that she had tried.
In that same video, she can be heard justifying her decision to join ISIS.
The store employee asked Dughmosh about her intentions.
“Revenge … to stop killing Muslims in Syria and Iraq. You’re killing ISIS, I’m from ISIS.”
Dughmosh has shown no remorse for her actions and is even reported to have said that ISIS would be happy with what she had done.