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Online Misogynists Laud Toronto Van Attack Suspect as Their ‘New Saint’

Incels—the online community of misogynists who self-identify as “involuntary celibate”—have flocked to support the man accused of killing 10 people with a van in Toronto on Monday. The sect of losers, which congregates on sites such as Reddit and 4chan, adopted Alek Minassian as a “new saint” after it was reported he posted about an “incel rebellion” and praised anti-woman UC Santa Barbara murderer Elliot Rodger shortly before the van attack. “I hope this guy wrote a manifesto because he could be our next new saint,” one poster wrote on incel.me, a forum where incels gather. “Spread that name, speak of his sacrifice for our cause, worship him for he gave his life for our future,” another wrote. Minassian allegedly posted shortly before the attack: “Private (Recruit) Minassian Infantry 00010, wishing to speak to Sgt 4chan please. C23249161. The Incel Rebellion has already begun! We will overthrow all the Chads and Stacys! All hail the Supreme Gentleman Elliot Rodger!”