Incident Summary:

02/04/2010: On Thursday night, in Queens Park, Perth, Western Australia, Australia, armed assailants fired upon Suleymaniye Mosque, causing $15,000 AUD in damages to the mosque but no casualties. Three men, allegedly members of Combat 18, were arrested in connection with the shooting, At least two pleaded guilty to charges and were fined.




Australasia & Oceania

region/u.s. state:

Western Australia


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity
Specific Description Suleymaniye Mosque
Nationality of Target Australia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage $13,800.00
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Rifle/Shotgun (non-automatic)
Weapon Details
A .303 caliber rifle
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
Combat 18 Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 3
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
Bennett, Cortlan, “'Neo-Nazi' fails in bid to clear court," Sydney Morning Herald, June 4, 2010,
Taylor, Belle, "Suspended sentence for mosque shooting," The West Australian, July 30, 2010,
WAtoday, "Mosque shooter fined more than $9000,", August 23, 2010,