The majority of these attacks (79%) targeted places of worship, including churches, mosques, synagogues, and temples. Fourteen percent targeted religious figures, including imams, ministers, priests, and rabbis; and 7 percent targeted religiously-affiliated institutions, primarily community centers.  More than half (54%) of all the terrorist attacks against religious targets involved incendiary weapons—arson and Molotov cocktails. The proportion of attacks involving arson increased in the 2010s to 65 percent. Although several of the arson attacks resulted in extensive property damage, no victims were killed.

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