Incels or involuntary celibate is a burgeoning online movement according to its detractors, whose goals are to vent hateful rhetoric and misogyny online. Now, those self-identifying with the so-called “incel movement” are domestic terrorism threats, according to a new report released by The Texas Department of Public Safety.
The Texas Department of Public Safety added a PDF document listing people who have trouble finding a girlfriend as a worthy of being listed on their Domestic Terrorism Threat Assessment.
On the threat of incels, the report begins by stating: “Although not a new movement, Involuntary Celibates (Incels) are an emerging domestic terrorism threat as current adherents demonstrate marked acts or threats of violence in furtherance of their social grievance.”
The document recognizes that incels are not a united or cohesive movement in the introductory sentence, but goes onto report: “Once viewed as a criminal threat by many law enforcement authorities, Incels are now seen as a growing domestic terrorism concern due to the ideological nature of recent Incel attacks internationally, nationwide, and in Texas.
“What begins as a personal grievance due to perceived rejection by women may morph into allegiance to, and attempts to further, an Incel Rebellion. The result has thrust the Incel movement into the realm of domestic terrorism.