Incident Summary:

12/09/2018: Two assailants set fire to Al Falaha Mosque in Cheetham Hill neighborhood, Manchester, England, United Kingdom. There were no reported casualties in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Anti-Muslim extremists.



United Kingdom

Western Europe

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred at the Cheetham Hill area of the city.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Al Falaha Mosque
Specific Description Mosque
Nationality of Target Great Britain
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom 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 2
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
"Manchester mosque's 'arson attack' treated as 'hate crime'," BBC, December 11, 2018.
"Mosque fire 'was started deliberately'; FOR ALL THE LATEST NEWS SEE:," Manchester Evening News, December 11, 2018.
"'Truly disgusting' arson attack on mosque being treated as a hate crime," MSN UK, December 12, 2018.