Incident Summary:

"01/28/2017: An assailant set fire to the Islamic Center of Victoria in Victoria, Texas, United States. There were no reported casualties in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to an anti-Muslim extremist, identified as Marq Vincent Perez, who targeted the mosque because he thought "its worshipers were terrorists."

GTD ID:
201701280038

When:
2017-01-28

Country:
United States

Region:
North America

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Texas

City:
Victoria

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 Victoria
Specific Description Mosque
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages 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 No
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
"Burned Texas mosque gets $1m from donors," BBC, January 30, 2017."
"Man charged with hate crime in Texas mosque fire," Dallas Morning News, June 22, 2017."
"INVESTIGATOR: SUSPECT IN TEXAS MOSQUE FIRE FEARED MUSLIMS," ABC 13 KTRK-TV (Houston), March 11, 2017."