“It was time to take action and not just sit on the sidelines and just fester in my own sadness.” – Alek Minassian, mass murder suspect who complained of being an “involuntary celibate”
“I accomplished my mission.”
Accused Toronto murderer brags on video about “converting their life status to death status”
Sep 27 2019
Vice – The man accused of killing 10 people in a Toronto van attack told police he had communicated with two incel mass killers online, and hoped his attack would inspire a wave of killings by other sexually frustrated misogynists.
[Incels, or “involuntary celibates”, are members of an online subculture who define themselves as unable to find a romantic or sexual partner despite desiring one, a state they describe as inceldom. – Wikipedia]
Speaking to a detective just hours after he drove a rented van into crowds of pedestrians at a busy Toronto intersection on April 23, 2018, Alek Minassian claimed he had exchanged messages online with Elliot Rodger, who killed six people in Isla Vista, California, in 2014, and Chris Harper-Mercer, who killed nine people at an Oregon college a year later.
The four-hour police interview with the alleged killer was released to media when a publication ban was lifted Friday. [In the video, both the police detective and the suspect remain remarkably calm while discussing the mass murder of ten innocent people, and the suspect’s attempt to commit “suicide by cop.” – Ed.]
See the interview (20 minutes):
Minassian said he considered the Isla Vista killer, who framed his violence as an act of revenge against women for sexually rejecting him, as the “founding forefather” of the incel movement, and said his 2014 mass killing had inspired him to carry out his own attack.
“It was time to take action and not just sit on the sidelines and just fester in my own sadness,” he said.
The 26-year-old, who faces 10 counts of first-degree murder and 16 counts of attempted murder, told police he carried out the attack as an act of “retribution” against a society in which virgins like himself were sexually rejected by women in favor of “obnoxious brutes.”
“I was thinking that I would inspire future masses to join me in my uprising,” he said. Asked what he felt about the fact he had killed 10 people, he said: “I feel like I accomplished my mission.”
Minassian said he discussed his frustrations with other incels online, first making contact with Rodger on Reddit, before migrating to the 4chan message board.
“We found each other very interesting,” he said of the Isla Vista killer … Read more.