E.in avowed supporter of the misogynist “incel” movement has been arrested in the US for a planned attack on female students and charged under federal law. The now 21-year-old man from the state of Ohio was originally arrested in March 2020 after posting numerous misogynistic comments on an “Incel” website, the judiciary said on Wednesday. In a self-written manifesto he had announced that he wanted to “slaughter” women out of “hatred, envy and revenge”.
According to the investigating authorities he searched online for information about a university in Ohio and student associations. He also researched a university. In a secured note, the man wrote that he had “something big” in mind and wanted to kill 3,000 people. In 2019, he bought special gloves, a bulletproof vest, a balaclava with the words “Vengeance” on it, a knife, a skull mask and ammunition.
After imprisonment, firearms again
Last October, the man was sentenced to 17 months in prison for “terror threats”. He was released in January and arrested again by federal police officers on Wednesday. During a house search in 2020, among other things, a gun with a rapid-fire device was confiscated from him. The public prosecutor’s office accuses him of planning a hate crime in addition to illegal possession of weapons. This offense can be punished with life imprisonment.
In the “incel” movement (“involuntarily celibate”) heterosexual men come together who, according to their own statements, are involuntarily abstaining from sex and are therefore frustrated and who often associate their misogyny with violent fantasies. In the past, men from this environment repeatedly carried out attacks, which killed many people.