The Advanced Mental Illness Of “Incel”

‘Sexually frustrated’ Toronto man who killed 10 people in van attack wanted to kill people who had sex


A man accused of using a van to kill 10 pedestrians in Toronto has told police he belonged to an online community of sexually frustrated men who plot attacks against people who have sex.

The 26-year-old is accused of driving a rental van into crowds of pedestrians in a busy north Toronto neighborhood, killing eight women and two men aged between 22 and 94.

Asked by a detective how he felt about the death of 10 people, he said: “I feel like I accomplished my mission.”

“I know of several other guys over the internet who feel the same way,” he said.

The 26-year-old, who has yet to enter a plea, refers to himself as an “incel” – short for “involuntary celibate” but also used to refer to men infuriated at rejection who are looking for some kind of revenge.

The online incel movement, which sometimes refers to men and women with active sex lives as ‘Chad’ and ‘Stacy’, has been linked to the deadly attack in Toronto as well as attacks in California and Florida.

Minassian said he discussed his sexual frustrations on the website 4chan, which has become notorious as a place for extremists to post their views.

This is some seriously advanced mental illness.