Incident Summary:

02/28/2017: Assailants set fire to the Reign of Islamic Da'Wah mosque in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. There were no reported casualties in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201702280025

When:
2017-02-28

Country:
Canada

Region:
North America

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Ontario

City:
Toronto

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Reign of Islamic Da'Wah 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 Gasoline or Alcohol
Weapon Details
A can of gasoline 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
Unknown 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
"‘I have no idea who could have done something like this’: Arson attempt suspected at Toronto Islamic centre," Hiiraan Online, March 1, 2017."
"Late-night fire at Islamic centre being investigated as arson," MSN Canada, March 1, 2017."
"Toronto Mosque Target of Arson Attack," Morocco World News, March 1, 2017."