That’s how much prosecutors are seeking for the woman who tried to join ISIS and later launched a terrorist attack on a Canadian Tire.
This is a significantly lower sentence than other
Rehab Dughmosh, 34, was found guilty of terrorism-related charges earlier this month.
In her own words, she was trying to “kill and hurt people” in the name of ISIS.
While Dughmosh could receive up to twelve years, prosecutors have chosen just eight.
Prosecutors are seeking a significantly lighter sentence because a court-ordered psychiatrist believes she is suffering from a mental illness.
However, Dughmosh herself disagrees with the psychiatric assessment, claiming to be both mentally sound and having no regrets.
The Crown also suggests reducing her sentence by a rate of 1.5 days per day served, which would reduce their sentence by an additional 2.5 years.
The woman, who has already been found guilty of terrorism, pledged allegiance to ISIS in a previous court appearance and has confessed to planning and executing the attack.
In 2017 Dughmosh donned a bandana with the ISIS logo at a Scarborough Canadian Tire and attacked three employees with a butchers knife and a golf club.
The three employees quickly subdued her without serious injuries.
While the employees were waiting for police to arrive they asked Dughmosh about her intentions.
“Revenge … to stop killing Muslims in Syria and Iraq. You’re killing ISIS, I’m from ISIS,” she shouted.
A year before her attack, Dughmosh had flown to Turkey and traveled across the country with the intention of crossing into Syria and joining ISIS.
Turkish authorities stopped her and sent her back to Canada after receiving a tip from the RCMP.
Despite knowing she supported ISIS and wanted to join them, the RCMP dropped her case.
A year later she executed her own ISIS-style attack on her neighbours in Scarborough.
The judge is still reviewing Dughmosh’s psychiatric assessment, her decision is expected on February 14.