Incident Summary:

05/12/2019: Assailants set fire to the Diyanet Mosque in New Haven, Connecticut, United States. There were no reported casualties, but the mosque was damaged in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:


New Haven

Location Details:
The incident occurred at 531 Middletown Avenue.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Diyanet Mosque
Specific Description Mosque
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage $500,000.00
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
"Feds offer $5,000 reward for information in mosque arson," ABC News, May 20, 2019.
"Fire at Connecticut mosque was intentionally set, fire chief says,", May 14, 2019.
"Locals band together to repair Connecticut mosque destroyed in anti-Muslim attack," Daily Sabah, May 17, 2019.