Incel Movement


"The move comes amid a rising tide of extremism in Germany, with the Counter Extremism Project highlighting the increasing menace of male supremacist extremism. Such groups have been linked to past attacks, and their potential for future violence against democratic institutions remains a significant concern for German intelligence agencies."

February 27, 2024
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Germany Should Address Male Supremacist Extremism

CEP has previously highlighted the incel movement in Canada. You can find the relevant blog entries here , here , and here . This blog entry focuses on the structure and threat potential of the male supremacist extremist movement in Germany. Deadly...

Tackling the Incel threat: A Twin Pillars Approach Needed

Tackling the war on terror led to the development of strict binary categories to better organize counter-extremism and counterterrorism activities and differentiate what is radical versus what is not, what is threatening versus what is not, and...

February 28, 2022 Olivia Russo

Incel Inspiration in a Leaderless Movement

The involuntary celibacy (Incel) movement has gained significant attention since 2014 when it burst onto the extremist scene with the killing of six people in Isla Vista, California, at the hands of a self-proclaimed Incel. The man responsible for...

February 02, 2022 Olivia Russo

The Roots of the Incel Movement in Canada

It began as a discussion group for men and women struggling to establish lasting relationships. Over time, the Incel movement morphed into a sophisticated and lethal organized terrorist group that launched one of the deadliest attacks aimed at women...

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Extremists: Their Words. Their Actions.


On May 8, 2019, Taliban insurgents detonated an explosive-laden vehicle and then broke into American NGO Counterpart International’s offices in Kabul. At least seven people were killed and 24 were injured.

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