32-year-old Rehab Dughmosh, A woman facing terror offences in relation to a bizarre golf club and knife attack inside a Scarborough Canadian Tire store will face a judge and jury trial after offering to renounce her Canadian citizenship.
Appearing in person for the first time in months, she also – indicated her intent to plead not guilty.
Through an Arabic interpreter, she urged the judge not to refer to ISIS as a terror group when listing charges against her, but to instead call them the Islamic State.
“The charges are read as they are listed,” the judge replied.
Dughmosh is facing a total of 21 criminal and terror-related offences in connection with an incident at Cedarbrae Mall on June 3.
Police previously said she walked into a Canadian Tire store and allegedly assaulted staff and customers with a golf club in the store’s paint section.
According to investigators, she allegedly used a large knife, uttered death threats and expressed support for the Islamic State terror group during the incident.
She was later restrained and disarmed by store employees. One employee suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
The RCMP later added to her initial charges of assault with a weapon, uttering threats and carrying a concealed weapon, charging her with four counts of attempted murder. They alleged her actions were in support of a known terrorist group.