Incident Summary:

"09/14/2016: An assailant set fire to Ibrahim Jame Mosque in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. There were no reported casualties in the attack. Police arrested Keith Frederick, an anti-Muslim extremist, who told a relative that he was carrying out his own "jihad" and pleaded guilty to carrying out the attack."

GTD ID:
201609150025

When:
2016-09-14

Country:
Canada

Region:
North America

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Ontario

City:
Hamilton

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Ibrahim Jame Mosque
Specific Description Mosque
Nationality of Target Canada
Additional Information
Hostages 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 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
Sources
"Man pledged to destroy Hamilton mosque with 'own jihad'," The Hamilton Spectator, March 20, 2017."
"Arson at Hamilton mosque was planned as a hate crime say police," CBC, September 21, 2016."
"Arsonist in Hamilton mosque fire arrested," Can India News, September 16, 2016."