How ‘incel’ terrorist Tobias Rathjen obsessed over Trump conspiracies & far-right propaganda before Germany massacre – The Sun

FAR-RIGHT German terrorist Tobias Rathjen identified as "incel" and penned a racist manifesto packed with Donald Trump conspiracies and hate-filled propaganda.

He left a suicide note and online videos setting out his warped views before he shot dead nine victims in a gun rampage on two shisha bars in Hanau on Wednesday night.

Today security camera footage shows the killer on a recce at one of the two cafe bars days before he launched his attacks against migrants.

The gun maniac's body was found next to his dead 73-year-old mother in the early hours of Thursday morning.

In his sick 24-page manifesto and extremist videos Rathjen claimed he was an "incel" who had not had a relationship with a woman for 18 years.

He demanded the extermination of non-white people and accused US President Trump and Liverpool FC boss Jurgen Klopp of stealing his ideas.


Rathjen's deranged ideas also saw him obsess with aliens and call for global ethnic cleansing.

He ranted about underground military bases in the US where he claimed devil worship and child murder were carried out.

Rathjen, 43, called for the extermination of people from the Middle East, Central Asia and North Africa in his "do-it-yourself ideology".

The monster-in-the-making even boasted of his plan to help Germany's football team win the World Cup.

Kings College London Professor Peter Neumann, a counter terrorism expert, said Rathjen was "someone who spends all night watching conspiracy videos on YouTube. Far-Right and incel."

The twisted incel movement – short for "involuntary celibate" – has inspired mass murderers like Elliot Rodger, 22 who killed six people in California in 2014.

In 2018, Alek Minassian massacred ten people in a Toronto van attack after calling for an "incel rebellion".


  • Involuntary celibacy, often shortened to incel, is a term used to describe a person who can't have sex despite wanting to, according to
  • The term also extends to people who believe they have no possibility of finding a partner to get love, validation or acceptance from.
  • The community is predominately male and the forum suggests women have readily available access to sex as do gay men.
  • However, the movement was initially started by a Canadian woman known as Alana.
  • Some people who identify as incels blame attractive men and women for their perceived state – a belief that has lead to several mass killings in the US.
  • the group dub people who are able to have normal sexual relationships as "normies" and have divisions within their community as to when someone can be classified as an incel.
  • Incels and involuntary celibacy first came to mainstream attention when reddit banned their community in 2017 following a number of spree shootings by self-proclaimed involuntary celibates or people sharing a similar ideology.

Wednesday night's horror unfolded from 10pm when the gunman stormed the Midnight shisha lounge in downtown Hanau- spraying bullets at people inside.

A witness said: "Someone with a gun came in and shot people."

The suspect then fled the scene – heading to the Arena shisha bar barely two miles away where he again unleashed a series of shots at innocent bystanders.

Terrifying footage showed paramedics tend to a victim from one shooting as gunshots rang out nearby.

Photos showed a silver Mercedes covered in silver foil thought to have been damaged in one shooting outside the Arena Bar & Cafe.

Witnesses and surveillance videos of the suspect's getaway car led authorities quickly to his home in the Kesselstadt distric, near the scene of the second attack.

Police revealed their information suggested the gunman had committed suicide at his home after a "dark vehicle" was seen speeding away from the first shooting at the Midnight bar.

Although they have not released the gunman's identity, they have so far said “there are currently no indications of further perpetrators.”

German police described Rathjen as "xeonophobic".

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