Incident Summary:

12/24/2019: Assailants threw petrol bombs at the offices of Porta dos Fundos, which produced a comedy film depicting Jesus Christ as gay, in Rio de Janeiro city, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. There were no reported casualties in the attack. The Popular Nationalist Insurgency Command of the Large Brazilian Integralist Family claimed responsibility for the incident and accused the targeted film office of creating a "blasphemous" film that depicted Jesus as homosexual. The group stated that filmmakers sought to divide Brazil.




South America

region/u.s. state:

Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro

Location Details:
The incident occurred at R. Cap. Salomao, 42 Humaita.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Porta dos Fundos
Specific Description Offices
Nationality of Target Brazil
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Molotov Cocktail/Petrol Bomb
Weapon Details
Molotov cocktails were 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
Popular Nationalist Insurgency Command of the Large Brazilian Integralist Family Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Note left at scene)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 3
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
"Report: Nationalists claim arson attack on Brazilian satire group," Deutsche Presse-Agentur, December 26, 2019.
"Brazil police investigate fire-bombing of 'gay Jesus' film office," BBC, December 26, 2019.
"Shadowy group says it attacked Brazil's 'gay Jesus' comedy troupe; police investigate," Reuters Africa, December 26, 2019.