Toronto attack: Facebook post may link suspect to misogynistic online subculture

Post appears to connect alleged killer with ‘incel’, or ‘involuntary celibate’, communities that have made sexual frustration the basis for misogyny

Alek Minassian

Shortly before a rented van ploughed into a crowd of pedestrians in Toronto, killing 10 and wounding 14 others, a short and cryptic message was posted on the Facebook account of Alek Minassian, the man accused of carrying out the attack.

The post referred to another mass killer – Elliot Rodger, who shot dead six people and wounded 13 others in Isla Vista, California, in 2014 – and said that the “incel rebellion has already begun. We will overthrow all the Chads and the Stacys”.   READ MORE

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  • Mark  On April 28, 2018 at 7:52 pm

    Alienation of young white men, or Armenian lashing out against Turkey? We may never know.

    • Mark  On April 28, 2018 at 7:53 pm

      1.650,000 Armenians perished in the Armenian genocide, and the attack was on the day before the anniversary. Think of this viewpoint. What if he did this as revenge against the City of Toronto for supporting Turkey by raising a Turkish flag on city property?

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