Free Republic 4th Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $15,418
17%  
Woo hoo!!! And the first 17% is in!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Keyword: alekminassian

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Sex and Shame: What Incels and Jihadists Have in Common

    05/01/2018 4:26:55 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The New York Times ^ | April 30, 2018 | Simon Cottee
    As an instrument for delivering publicity, terrorism clearly works. Or at least it did last week, when the hitherto obscure term “incel” went viral after Alek Minassian drove a truck into a crowd of pedestrians in downtown Toronto. Mr. Minassian, just before carrying out his attack, wrote a post on Facebook in which he proclaimed the arrival of an “incel rebellion.” Standing for “involuntarily celibate,” the term is used as a badge of honor among a fringe online subculture of misogynists who say they hate women for depriving them of sex. So now we know. Were it not for that...
  • San Francisco Public Library hosts transgender “art exhibit” featuring weapons intended to kill...

    04/28/2018 6:05:34 PM PDT · by Morgana · 34 replies
    Gender Trender ^ | April 28, 2018 | Staff
    FULL TITLE: San Francisco Public Library hosts transgender “art exhibit” featuring weapons intended to kill feminists If you thought the age of scold’s bridles and dunking pools designed to torture and kill disobedient women were a thing of the past, you would be wrong. The San Francisco Public Library unveiled an exhibit this week featuring blood stained t-shirts encouraging patrons to “punch” feminists, along with several installations of deadly weapons painted pink: baseball bats covered in barbed wire, axes, among others, all designed by men to kill feminist women. The male creators of the exhibit also included a helpful manifesto,...
  • Can the radicalization of ‘incels’ be stopped? (“involuntary celibate” Toronto van attack)

    04/28/2018 7:46:35 AM PDT · by Drew68 · 83 replies
    Canada Globe and Mail ^ | 26 April 2018 | David Futrelle
    When I learned that the suspect in the Toronto van attack had apparently posted a Facebook message identifying himself as a foot soldier in what he called the “incel rebellion,” I was saddened but not at all surprised. As the keeper of a blog devoted to tracking the culture of misogyny online, I have been watching the “incel” subculture for seven years – and I find its rise in the past several years to be nearly as disturbing as the recent rebirth of the neo-Nazi right. Incel, as many Canadians have learned this past week, is short for “involuntary celibate,”...
  • Who Is Alek Minassian? Alleged Toronto van Killer

    04/24/2018 11:38:03 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 61 replies
    Alek Minassian, the 25-year-old man accused of steering a rental van into pedestrians Monday in North Toronto, killing 10 people and injuring 15, was charged on Tuesday with 10 counts of first-degree murder and 13 counts of attempted murder.
  • Toronto police officer draws praise for refusing to shoot van suspect

    04/24/2018 2:17:25 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 51 replies
    aol ^ | Apr 23rd 2018 | MATT SCUFFHAM
    A Toronto police officer who refused to shoot the man suspected of plowing a van into crowds of pedestrians on Monday, killing 10 people, was praised for restraint in the face of a suspect who claimed to have a gun. Video footage showed the police officer staring down the suspect at gunpoint in the middle of a street, while the man pointed what appeared to be a gun and shouted "Kill me." The video showed the suspect repeatedly pulling an object from his side and aiming at police. The arrest was praised as a welcome example of police restraint in...
  • Vehicle attacks around the world since 2000

    04/23/2018 7:46:27 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 11 replies
    Terrorist vehicle attacks with 4 or more fatalities are still relatively rare, though they are becoming more frequent. Radical Muslims committed 83% of mass public attacks committed up through the end of 2017.
  • What we know about Alek Minassian, alleged driver in deadly Toronto van attack

    04/23/2018 7:25:51 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 75 replies
    cbc.ca ^ | Apr 23, 2018 | CBC News
    ... At a news conference Monday night, Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders declined to provide a motive, saying officials were still investigating. But he said the driver's actions "definitely looked deliberate." Yet one possible explanation has emerged online that suggests Minassian was angry over being rebuffed by women.
  • Terror in Toronto: Van Attack Leaves At Least 9 Dead, Scores Injured

    04/23/2018 2:53:04 PM PDT · by davikkm · 28 replies
    IWB ^ | Chris Black
    UPDATE: 9 dead in Toronto, authorities confirm it was a terrorist attack. Five people were killed earlier on Monday in Toronto after they were intentionally hit by a white van in what seems to be a “standard” (part and parcel of living in a big city, to quote from the classics) terrorist attack. The van started mowing pedestrians at the intersection of Yonge Street and Finch, a very busy area of Toronto, in the early afternoon. The driver was arrested at the scene after a short confrontation with the police and he’s currently in custody. Early police reports put the...
  • Van strikes pedestrians in Toronto, killing 9 -- live updates

    04/23/2018 2:35:14 PM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 31 replies
    CBS News sources identified the suspect as Alek Minassian, 25. U.S. law enforcement sources told CBS News that the incident appears to be a deliberate act. Minister of Public Safety Ralph Goodale said it was too soon to say whether the crash was a case of international terrorism. He said Canada has not changed its terrorism alert level and he has no information that would suggest a need to do so.
  • At least 1 dead after van strikes people on Toronto sidewalk

    04/23/2018 1:53:48 PM PDT · by RedMonqey · 40 replies
    https://www.ctvnews.ca ^ | April 23, 2018 | osh K. Elliott and Josh Dehaas
    Police have arrested a suspect after a white van mounted a curb and struck numerous pedestrians in Toronto. At least one person has died and at least several others were injured, according to a local hospital representative. Sunnybrook Hospital issued a statement saying that its trauma centre had received seven patients after “an incident involving a van striking a number of pedestrians.” A representative of the hospital later told CP24 that they were aware of eight patients, including one who died and several who were in critical condition.
  • Van plows into pedestrians in Toronto, injuring several, cops say

    04/23/2018 12:00:17 PM PDT · by dirtboy · 243 replies
    Fox news ^ | 4/23/2018 | Katherine Lam
    Toronto cops nabbed the suspected driver who plowed into a group of people on a crowded city street Monday afternoon, leaving several injured and the grim sight of what appeared to be bodies covered by sheets. Police confirmed to Fox News the arrest of the suspect, which came just minutes after news of the incident broke.
  • Van strikes numerous pedestrians in Toronto: police

    04/23/2018 10:59:56 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 73 replies
    ctv.com ^ | April 23, 2018
    Police say a white van has struck numerous pedestrians in Toronto. The incident happened at the busy intersection of Yonge Street and Finch Avenue, according to the Toronto Police Service. Initial estimates suggest eight to 10 people were struck
  • Alek Minassian Photos: Full Story of Toronto Van Attack Terrorist

    04/23/2018 2:55:45 PM PDT · by BBell · 81 replies
    https://coed.com/ ^ | 4/23/18 | ERIC ITALIANO
    Alek Minassian, 25, has been identified as the man responsible for the plowing into pedestrians with a white van during a terror attack in Toronto. The attack reportedly killed nine people and injured 16. CBS News first reported Minassian’s identity.According to reports, Minassian mounted a curb with a white van, driving into pedestrians at the intersection of Yonge Street and Finch Avenue in North York before fleeing the scene. While early reports indicated that eight people were injured, that number grew to 16 reportedly injured and nine reportedly dead. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said: “Our hearts go out to...