Incident Summary:

09/30/2012: Randolph T. Linn set fire to the area where men pray in the main room of the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo in Perrysburg, Ohio, United States. Sprinklers were able to douse the fire, but significant damage to the center was done. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred at the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo.

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 Greater Toledo
Specific Description Prayer Room
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
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Incendiary Gasoline or Alcohol
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 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
"Suspected arsonist faces charges over mosque burning," CNN Wire, October 4, 2012.
"Mosque arsonist Randolph Linn sentenced to 20 years," The Washington Post, April 17, 2013.
"Non-Muslims send help after mosque is damaged," The Christian Century, October 31, 2012.