Incident Summary:

11/15/2015: Assailants assaulted a Muslim restaurant owner outside a fast food restaurant in Methil city, Scotland, United Kingdom. The restaurant owner and his wife were injured in the assault. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources noted that the assailants shouted anti-Muslim slurs and referenced the recent attacks in Paris.



United Kingdom

Western Europe

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unarmed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Muslim Civilian: Mohammed Khalid
Nationality of Target Great Britain
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Melee Hands, Feet, Fists
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
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 15
Number of Captured Perpetrators 2
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"A Scottish Man Hospitalised After His Family Was Attacked Outside Of His Restaurant," BuzzFeed, November 17, 2015.
"Paris attacks: Fife takeaway owner seriously injured in 'revenge' assault," International Business Times UK, November 16, 2015.
"Shocking moment Muslim takeaway workers are attacked by gang of thugs 'shouting ISIS' 24 hours after Paris terror attacks," Mail Online UK, November 18, 2015.