Alek Minassian incels mass killing

Alek Minassian is using autism as an excuse for his murderous van attack — much as his fellow incels use it as an excuse for their hateful beliefs

Autism made him do it?

Self-identified incel Alek Minassian is currently on trial in Canada for the van attacks that killed ten in Toronto in 2018. His defense? That his autism made him do it, leaving him not criminally responsible for the killings.

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Check out my piece in the HuffPost: “The Time for Incel Explainers Was Years Ago”

Torontoans remember those killed in the van attack

By David Futrelle

I’ve got a piece up on the HuffPost today on incels. An excerpt:

Alek Minassian incel misogyny terrorism

Check out my piece on Elle about Alek Minassian, Elliot Rodger and the threat of further incel terrorism

Incels are already hailing Alek Minassian as a saint. (Graphic adapted from image found on

By David Futrelle

I‘ve got a piece up on the Elle website about Toronto van attack suspect Alek Minassian and the dangers of future “incel” terrorism.

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