Incident Summary:

12/12/2016: An assailant stabbed and injured Muhammed Askar Ali at a train station in Forest Hill area, London, England, United Kingdom. The assailant, identified as Adrian Brown, stated "Who is a Muslim? I want to kill a Muslim."



United Kingdom

Western Europe

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Forest Hill area.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Muslim Civilian: Muhammed Askar Ali
Nationality of Target Great Britain
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Melee Knife or Other Sharp Object
Weapon Details
A knife was used in the attack.
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 / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Man accused of stabbing train passenger after 'shouting about killing Muslims' is remanded," The Evening Standard (London), December 14, 2016.
"Forest Hill stabbing: Attacker shouted 'I want to kill a Muslim' while chasing passengers," The Independent, December 12, 2016.
"United Kingdom: Islamic Bulletin for 9-15 December 2016," Summary, December 9, 2016.