Toronto, April 24th, 2018 – A man has driven a ‘Ryder’ van along Yonge Street Toronto killing ten and injuring fifteen. The vehicle travelled at seventy kilometres and hour for approximately 3km. The driver, a twenty four year old, Alek Minassian was arrested after a half hearted “suicide by cop” attempt. The reason why this event happened maybe more confusing.
The day before the attack the City of Vancouver issued an apology for historical discrimination against Chinese, (here). It should be noted that Minassian praised Elliot Rodger, (May 2014 Isla Vista Event) in a FaceBook post, who incidentally had an Asian Mother, Li Chin. This may have some bearing on why he chose the street he did as Minassian possibly blamed Asians for the predicament that he found himself in.
“The Incel Rebellion has already begun! We will overthrow all the Chads and Stacys! All hail the Supreme Gentleman Elliot Rodger!”
“weapon of choice”
In October 2017 a ‘U-Haul’ van was used in a similar event in Edmonton.
Canada’s Terror Threat Levels (here)
“Canada’s National Terrorism Threat Level is a tool that government officials, including law enforcement agencies, may use to identify risks and vulnerabilities from threats, and in turn determine what responses may be needed to prevent or mitigate a violent act of terrorism in Canada. It also helps ensure a common understanding of the general terrorist threat to Canada.”
And this article from…1995 (full article)