Addressing the elephant in the room

The possible motive for the Toronto van attack is shocking, no way to prevent this type of hatred

Toronto van attack

Police have uncovered a possible motive for Tuesday’s Toronto van attack. On an otherwise beautiful day the lives of 10 random people were ended and 14 others were forever changed. A 25-year-old suspect, Alek Minassian has been charged with 10 counts of first degree murder.

A clue to the murderers sick motive may have been uncovered in one of his recent Facebook post. The post raised the possibility that the attacker held grudges against women, bringing back memories of a 1989 massacre of 14 women that remains one of Canada’s most traumatic acts of violence.

Toronto Police Services Det. Sgt. Graham Gibson said at a news conference that those killed and injured were “predominantly” women, though he declined to discuss a possible motive.

“All the lanes are open with this investigation,” said Police Chief Mark Saunders.

Police are looking at the gender issue after they discovered a “cryptic” Facebook message posted by Minassian just before the incident that suggested he was part of an online community angry over their inability to form relationships with women.

The since -deleted post saluted Elliot Rodger, a community college student who killed six people and wounded 13 in shooting and stabbing attacks near the University of California, Santa Barbara, in 2014.

Calling Rodger “the Supreme Gentleman,” the Facebook post declared: “The Incel Rebellion has already begun! We will overthrow all the Chads and Stacys!”

Rodger had used the term “incel” — for involuntarily celibate — in online posts raging at women for rejecting him romantically. Like-minded people in internet forums sometimes use “Chad” and “Stacy” as dismissive slang for men and women with more robust sex lives.

The anti-women sentiment was brought to the forefront in Canada’s 1989 massacre at the Ecole Polytechnique, an engineering college in Montreal, when 25-year-old Marc Lepine entered a classroom, separated the men from the women, told the men to leave and opened fire, killing 14 women before killing himself. In a suicide note, he blamed feminists for ruining his life.

This goes to show that evil cannot be prevented by legislation. The Toronto van attack was just another example of how pervasive mental illness has become in society. Men since the beginning of time have been rejected by women.

There is no law that politicians can write that can prevent this type of random violence. Guns are almost impossible to come by in the UK and murders continue to rise by the knife. What is the Muslim mayor of London’s answer? Ban knives. Canada has very strict gun laws yet on an otherwise perfect day 10 innocent lives were lost and 14 changed forever because some loser can’t get laid.

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