This violent movement, which expresses an extreme set of ideologies and an obsession with high school shootings, is of increasing concern to British police.
The ‘involuntarily celibate’ online group is made up of men who express extreme resentment for women and those who are sexually active.
Matthew McGregor, a spokesperson for HOPE not hate, told Channel 4 News: “The Incel ideology is really dangerous. It is a shared hatred of women that brings men together online mainly, but very often takes them offline and brings them to abuse, harassment and violence.”
Incel first rose to attention when student Elliot Rodger killed six students at the University of California before killing himself.