Incident Summary:

09/12/2016: An assailant set fire to the Islamic Center mosque in White City area, Fort Pierce, Florida, United States. There were no reported casualties in the attack. Joseph Michael Schreiber claimed responsibility and was later convicted and sentences in connection with the incident.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:


Fort Pierce

Location Details:
The incident occurred in White City area.

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 Fort Pierce
Specific Description Mosque
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
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 Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
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
"Arrest Made in Arson at Mosque That the Orlando Nightclub Gunman Attended," The New York Times, September 15, 2016.
"Suspect gets 30 years in Florida mosque fire," St. Louis Post-Dispatch, February 7, 2017.
"Detectives: Suspect in Florida mosque fire has confessed," Chicago Daily Herald, September 16, 2016.