Incident Summary:

08/05/2016: Assailants set fire to the Masjid Omar mosque in Tampa, Florida, United States. There were no casualties in the attack. This was one of two attacks on the same mosque in 12 hours. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201608050054

When:
2016-08-05

Country:
United States

Region:
North America

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Florida

City:
Tampa

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Masjid Omar Mosque
Specific Description Mosque
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage $25,000.00
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Gasoline or Alcohol
Weapon Details
Gasoline was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information This incident is part of a set of coordinated attacks in which there is doubt that one or more of the incidents meets terrorism-related criteria.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown 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
Sources
"2 mosque fires ruled arson," Tampa Bay Times, August 23, 2016."
"A Fire Thought To Be Accidental At A Florida Mosque Has Been Ruled Arson," BuzzFeed, August 21, 2016."
"Feds: Tampa Mosque Fire Arson," Sarasotanewsradio.iheart.com, August 23, 2016."