TORONTO WOMAN, ACCUSED OF DEATH THREAT, PLEDGES ALLEGIANCE TO ISIS
Jun 06, 2017
By Bob Komsic
A 32-year-old Toronto woman, who faces several charges in relation to a weekend incident at a Scarborough store, pledged her allegiance to the Islamic State terrorist group during a brief court appearance Tuesday
The woman allegedly wore an ISIS bandana screamed death threats and Islamic chants, and swung a golf club at employees of the Canadian Tire store in Cederbrae Mall Saturday afternoon.
(Michael Davidson / Global News)
Police say the employees were was eventually able to disarm her by grabbing her wrist and prying a knife out of her hand.
Terror expert Phil Gurski told Zoomer Radio’s ”Fight Back” with Libby Znaimer … while it’s certainly appears to be a serious attempt at violence … it’s too soon to say it’s terror-related.
”I think we have to be very, very careful. I’m not saying it’s not, but I’m not saying it is until I have more information. I worked in intelligence for 30 years. You don’t make that call until you have more information at hand.”
In addition to Toronto police, the RCMP is also investigating.
The accused, Rehab Dughmosh, faces several charges including threatening death, possession of a weapon and carrying a concealed weapon.
She will remain in custody until her next appearance by video on June 21st.