Incident Summary:

02/24/2017: Assailants set fire to the Daarus Salaam Mosque in Thonotosassa, Florida, United States. There were no reported casualties in the attack. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the incident to anti-Muslim extremists.

GTD ID:
201702240020

When:
2017-02-24

Country:
United States

Region:
North America

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Florida

City:
Thonotosassa

Location Details:
The incident occurred at 15830 Morris Bridge Road.

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 Society of New Tampa, Daarus Salaam Mosque
Specific Description Mosque
Nationality of Target United States
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 No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
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
"Fire at Florida mosque ruled arson," CNN Wire, February 24, 2017."
"Second Florida Mosque Hit by Arson Attack in 5 Months," NBCNews.com, February 25, 2017."
"MOSQUE FIRE DELIBERATELY SET," Tampa Bay Times, February 25, 2017."