Incident Summary:

11/17/2015: Assailants set fire to the Bishopbriggs Community Centre mosque along Auchinairn road in Glasgow city, Scotland, United Kingdom. There were no reported casualties; however, the building was damaged in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.



United Kingdom

Western Europe

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred along Auchinairn road.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Bishopbriggs Community Center
Specific Description Mosque
Nationality of Target Great Britain
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 (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
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
"Patrols increased after mosque fire," Evening Times (Glasgow), November 18, 2015.
"Bishopbriggs mosque hit by arson attack 'hate crime' as Syrian refugees arrive in Glasgow," International Business Times UK, November 17, 2015.
"Plea for caution after mosque is hit in fire attack," Scottish Daily Mail, November 18, 2015.