Incident Summary:

08/01/1984: A Hare Krishna temple was firebombed in Denver, Colorado, United States, causing $200,000 in damage. There were no casualties in the incident. Edward Flinton and James Williams, members of the Al-Fuqra Muslin sect, was arrested, charged with arson, and indicted for the crime years later.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Hare Krishna
Specific Description Hare Krishna temple in Denver
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage $200,000.00
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Molotov Cocktail/Petrol Bomb
Weapon Details
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Additional Information Edward Flinton and James Williams, both members of al-Fuqra, were later arrested and charged in 1993 for arson.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Jamaat-al-Fuqra No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 2
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Fugitive in Temple Firebombing Captured," The Associated Press, September 12, 1996.
Mark Hosenball, "Another Holy War, Waged on American Soil: A Muslim sect with a dangerous agenda," Newsweek, United States Edition, National Affairs Section, February 28, 1994.
Howard Pankratz, "Sept. 11 renews al-Fuqra focus Colo. cell has been linked to deaths, firebombings," The Denver Post, December 16, 2001.