Incident Summary:

08/06/2012: Assailants set fire to a mosque owned by the Islamic Society of Joplin in Joplin, Missouri, United States. No one was hurt or killed in the attack, but the mosque was destroyed. Jedediah Stout was arrested and confessed to the arson, stating that he targeted the mosque because he disliked Islam.



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 Islamic Society of Joplin
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 Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
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
"Man confesses to Missouri mosque and clinic fires, prosecutors say," Reuters News, October 22, 2013.
"Missouri mosque razed by second fire in weeks," Al Jazeera English, August 6, 2012.
"Mosque destroyed in US arson attack," The Peninsula, August 7, 2012.