Incident Summary:

08/12/2007: Around 12:30 a.m. assailants set four fires at the Islamic Center of East Bay, in Antioch, California, United States. Three fires went out, but one destroyed the mosque. There were no casualties, and no one claimed responsibility for the attack, which took place a few days after the buidling was vandalized. Shots were fired at the mosque in January 2007.



United States

North America

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Islamic Center of East Bay
Specific Description Mosque
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 Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Anti-Muslim extremists No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
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
Braun, Cassandra, "Fire at Islamic mosque in Antioch was arson, authorities say," East Bay Times, August 15, 2016,
"Islamic Center of the East Bay rebounds five years after arson," East Bay Times, August 15, 2016,