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OTTAWA (LifeSiteNews) – A Canadian think tank called Moonshot CVE that was hired by the federal government released a report last fall suggesting that lifting COVID restrictions could lead to a rise in “incel” terrorism.

The term “incel” refers to young men who are “involuntary celibates” who believe they are unable to find a female partner or spouse due to social structures and what they deem to be unfair biological differences.

So-called incel terrorism came to the forefront in 2018 when a young man who identified with the ideology plowed into a group of pedestrians with a van, killing 10 people.

According to the Canadian Press: “Some experts say violent online rhetoric among so-called involuntary celibates is a concern as pandemic rules lift.”

In case it is not clear why lifting COVID mandates would urge a loosely aligned group of disgruntled young men to commit acts terrorism, Moonshot spokesman Alex Amend told the Canadian Press that “incels” are worried they will be the only ones left severely isolated as society opens up.

“Our researchers called [the pandemic] a great equalizer because incels believed everyone would experience the social and romantic isolation that they suffer on a daily basis,” he said.

“The end of lockdown and things opening up again will actually be more of a triggering point for them, so it would be beneficial for practitioners to pay more attention to the re-entry.”

The think tank was hired by the Liberal government in 2020 to provide info on “incel” extremism in Canada.

According to the report provided to the Canadian government, the researcher believes that the number of “incels” will have increased as isolation and unemployment were forced upon citizens by a particularly draconian COVID response from Canadian politicians.

Meanwhile in the U.S., mainstream conservative views on COVID-19 vaccines, lockdowns, and election integrity concerns are potential indicators of domestic terrorists, a Department of Homeland Security bulletin said in August 2021. A February 2022 Department of Homeland Security bulletin suggested undermining trust in U.S. government institutions could be considered an act of domestic terrorism.