Mourning victims of deadly van attack in Toronto


More people from among the 10 killed by suspected van attacker Alek Minassian have been identified, including a chef, a man who traveled from Jordan to visit his son in Canada, and a grandmother who loved Toronto sports teams.

"Private (Recruit) Minassian Infantry 00010, wishing to speak to Sgt 4chan please".

It reads like the opening of a dystopian novel: "The Incel Rebellion has already begun!"

Minassian referred to "supreme gentleman" Elliot Rodgers in one Facebook post.

Cops probing his social media posts are slowly constructing an image of a younger man who was livid at continuously being sexually rejected by ladies.

The suspect is 25-year-old Alek Minassian, who is facing 10 counts of first-degree murder and 14 counts of attempted murder.

However, according to Toronto police Det.

It suggested he was part of an online community angry over their inability to form relationships with women.

A martyr figure to followers like Minassian, he created a manifesto and a video to articulate his grievances, which fascinate and inspire self-pitying young men with low capacity for psychological objectivity and high levels of sexual frustration.

Rodgers killed six people and injured fourteen during a 2014 shooting and stabbing rampage near the campus of the University of California.

New security footage of the horrific Toronto van attack shows the white Ryder rental van careening down a Yonge Street sidewalk, striking an elderly person and a auto moving out of the path of the vehicle.

But other forums are laced with suggestions that at least some of the discussions are merely satire or a way of blowing off steam.

In Facebook postings, Minassian, who is afflicted with what is apparently a severe form of Asperger's syndrome - high school classmates remembered him as subject to odd tics and a compulsion to act out cat behaviour like meowing and biting - identified himself as an "incel", a sobriquet for "involuntarily celibate".

"This is a awful tragedy and our hearts go out to the people who have been affected".

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Ryan Duquette, of the Toronto-based digital forensics consulting firm Hexigent, said it's not clear who accessed the account when the message was posted based on the information that's publicly available.

"Who around him saw this flailing? And that is the feeling of injustice that can fuel radicalization", Fiset said.

Alek Minassian, 25, called himself an "incel", or involuntary celibate.

The post's warning of an "Incel Rebellion" echoes violent language spread on incel forums, most of which Ging ascribes to "venting", but said for a small subset of the community, threatens to "tip over into reality".

Some incels accuse women of withholding sex simply to torment men.

The origins of the word "incel" can reportedly be traced back to the 1990s and a Canadian woman known in the media by only her first name, Alana. People start to say, "he was mentally ill, he's a lone wolf".

"I told him 'I'm a dental student at U of T so I have been trained in CPR, '" she said.

NY papers in the wake of the Toronto massacre. "It sounds like someone who is trying to make sense of why they can not connect with other people".

Violence perpetrated by men connected to misogynistic online communities has become systemic enough to warrant attention from organizations that track hate groups.

"We want everyone to know that she embodied the definition of altruism", D'Amico said.

"They have lingo. They have educative documentation". I think it's impossible not to be. They blame women and society in general for their unhappiness. The idea that a woman would choose to have sex with a POC before one of these white "nice guys" is unfathomable to them. Gaining dating experience or learning pick-up techniques won't help, they believe.

"They're the same kinds of people you find in white supremacy writ large", Beirich said.

The problem with such forums, she said, is they can exacerbate feelings of isolation and rage when that's the only sentiments being discussed. Lewis said she has not shed her last tear over the tragedy, but she refuses to let the incident instill fear.

A senior official with the Forces said Minassian wasn't adapting to military life, including in matters of dress, deportment and group interactions in a military setting but that "there were no red flags and nothing that would point to anything like this".