Incident Summary:

07/25/2013: Assailants vandalized the Islamic Society of Great Manchester Mosque and attempted to set it on fire in Manchester, New Hampshire, United States. There were no reported casualties in the attack. Two assailants, identifed as anti-Muslim extremists, claimed responsibility for the incident.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:

New Hampshire


Location Details:
The incident occurred on Lagrange Avenue.

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 Great Manchester
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 $30,000.00
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Weapon Details
Fire, rocks, and bricks were used in the attack.
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: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 3
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
"Two Children Accused Of Vandalizing Manchester, NH Mosque," WBZ-TV CBS Boston, September 18, 2013.
"Police say boys damaging mosque had possible 'bias-based motive'," New Hampshire Union Leader, September 17, 2013.
"Police See Bias Motive for New Hampshire Mosque Vandalism," CAIR: Council on American-Islamic Relations, March 11, 2015.