It was only a few days ago when a 25-year-old man plowed through a crowd in downtown Toronto, killing 10 innocent people. The attack has been called Canada's worst mass killing in recent history.
We now know that Alek Minassian was arrested for driving the white van through the crowd of pedestrians, killing 10 and injuring 14 others.
I’ve now walked up Yonge St from north of Sheppard to Finch. I have passed multiple dead bodies covered up, shoes and debris in the road. Witnesses tell me the white van appeared completely out of control. pic.twitter.com/JEWynlTmZq— Jeremy Cohn (@JeremyGlobalTV) April 23, 2018
We recently posted an article, discussing the possible motivation for the attack. Before Alek unleashed his wrath on that Toronto sidewalk, he posted a cryptic message on Facebook.
In the post, he made a reference to the "incel rebellion". Incel is short for "involuntary celibate", which is a group of men who are unable to enter into sexual relationships. According to online forums, this group exists online and serves as a forum for men to vent their anger towards women and men who are sexually successful.
It has now been confirmed that eight out of ten victims in the deadly attack were in fact, women. Since it seems that Alek was apart of the women-hating group, Incel, then this motive definitely fits. It seems that Alek directly targeted a large group of women during his attack.
The suspect, Alek Minassian is facing 10 counts of first-degree murder and 16 counts of attempted murder.