Incident Summary:

09/24/2017: An assailant stabbed Nasser Kurdy in Hale, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom. Kurdy, a surgeon and vice chairman of Altrincham and Hale Muslim Association, was injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility and authorities arrested Ian Anthony Rook, an anti-Muslim extremist, in connection with the attack.



United Kingdom

Western Europe

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Cheshire district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Altrincham and Hale Muslim Association
Specific Description Vice Chairman: Nasser Kurdy
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 No
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
"Muslim surgeon who treated Manchester attack victims stabbed in 'hate crime'," Haaretz, September 26, 2017.
"Muslim surgeon who volunteered to treat Manchester bomb victims stabbed in neck outside mosque in 'hate crime'; Nasser Kurdy, who operated on those injured in the atrocity in May, says he forgives the men who stabbed him from behind with a knife," The Independent, September 25, 2017.
"Man stabbed outside Manchester mosque in shock broad daylight attack," Daily Star Online, September 24, 2017.