‘Incel’ violence is a form of extremism — it’s time we treated it as a security threat

Last week, a 17-year-old boy in Toronto was charged with an act of terrorism in the alleged killing of a woman with a machete – the first time such a charge has been brought in a case involving “incel” ideology.


Also last week, a 20-year-old man who self-identified as an “incel” – short for “