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."
"Arsonist in Hamilton mosque fire arrested," Can India News, September 16, 2016."
"Arson at Hamilton mosque was planned as a hate crime say police," CBC, September 21, 2016."