Canada - Homicide at Toronto massage parlour was an act of incel terrorism, 24 Feb 2020

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    dotr Well-Known Member

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    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/incel-terrorism-massage-parlour-1.5575689

    ''Police say the killing of a woman at a Toronto massage parlour in February was an act of terrorism carried out by a 17-year-old who identified as an involuntary celibate, also known as an incel.

    On Feb. 24, police responded to a reported stabbing at Crown Spa in the city's north end.

    The victim, Ashley Noell Arzaga, 24, was pronounced dead at the scene. Two others, a man and a woman, suffered stab wounds but survived the attack.

    Toronto police arrested a 17-year-old boy, who was charged with first-degree murder and attempted murder. As a minor, his identity is protected under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

    Local investigators later contacted the RCMP's Integrated National Security Enforcement Team after uncovering evidence suggesting the attack may fit the Criminal Code definition of terrorist activity.''

    The terrorism confronting Canada: Unsophisticated and frustratingly effective
    ''We need to find a way to stop dangerous opportunists online from dragging in people who are suffering and who need help, not, you know, not more hatred.”

    Experts said prosecuting the massage parlour killing as terrorism would send an important message. It could also make Canadians more aware of what today’s terrorism looks like, Carvin said.

    Canadians know about ISIS and almost certainly would do something if they thought someone close to them was getting involved with the group, but that may not yet be the case for right-wing extremists or incels, she said.

    “The only way people are going to recognize this as violent extremism is if we treat it as violent extremism,” said the Carleton University terrorism and national security expert.''
     
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    Toronto Police, RCMP lay incel 'terrorist activity' charges in spa homicide - CityNews Toronto
    ''In a joint media release, they said it was determined that the crime was “one in which the accused was inspired by the Ideologically Motivated Violent Extremist (IMVE) movement commonly known as INCEL (involuntary celibate).”

    ''Shortly after the incident, Toronto police contacted the RCMP after finding evidence that the crime could be linked to a “terrorist activity” as per section 83.01(b) of the Criminal Code of Canada, which partly defines such activity as an act “in whole or in part for a political, religious or ideological purpose, objective or cause.”

    ''The accused appeared in court via video on Tuesday to face updated charges of first-degree murder — terrorist activity, invoking section 231 (6.01) of the Criminal Code and attempted murder, Section 239(1) – terrorist activity, invoking section 2, 83.01(b) and 83.27 of the Criminal Code.''
     
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    Huge case, and I am shocked to see so little interest.
     
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    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/incel-canada-terrorism-1.5577015
    May 20, 2020
    ''The decision by Canadian authorities to lay terror charges in the case of a deadly stabbing believed to be fuelled by a hatred of women could finally force a reckoning of the country's definition of terrorism, with legal minds on various sides grappling with exactly what counts as an ideological motive, national security experts say.

    The charges announced Tuesday in connection with the killing of 24-year-old Ashley Noell Arzaga at a Toronto erotic massage parlour represent the first time police have treated an alleged incel-inspired attack as an act of terrorism.''


    ''Adding a terror dimension to the case will undoubtedly make it more challenging for the prosecution to make its case, Roach pointed out. Not only will the Crown need to argue that the incel movement constitutes an ideology, he said. It will also need to show the attacker's goal was to intimidate a segment of the population. In this case, likely women.

    Toronto criminal lawyer Nader Hasan is more skeptical. While terror laws have been unevenly applied in Canada, the concept of terrorism itself has been "a moving target," he said.''
     
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    This was an act of femicide. Wonder what the backstory is?

    What is going on here?! Same age range as the van attacker, Minassian. Same with the B.C murders last summer. While the latter case is seemingly unrelated, I see shades of Incel in BS & KM. Also, the fact that they encourage others to commit violent acts is very reminiscent of Columbine and terrorist manifestos in general. (Jmo but seriously still do not understand why RCMP decided to share that piece of info about inspiring others and then in the next sentence state they didn't share the videos in case it inspired others, huh?)

    All LE needs to do is insinuate themselves in online gaming and go into the dark web (even in the case of Brian Steven Smith from Alaska, met his wife while online gaming & recorded his crimes). It's like with BestGore and 4chan, there's a wealth of information out there on so many criminal activities that tie into this Incel thinking. Just browse through the comments, click on a user and check out their social media. Voila, you can see how many of these guys are really out there, documenting and sharing their radical views (again BSS of Alaska with his racist posts). When this happens, they should be flagged and watched just like terrorists. Instead, accounts and users are blocked, deleted and never investigated further.

    /rant>
     
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