fakehatecrimes.org

fake hate crimes: a database of hate crime hoaxes in the usa



The purpose of this site is to compile a comprehensive database of the false reports of "hate crimes" committed in the USA. It builds on the work of Laird Wilcox, whose Crying Wolf (PDF) is the only book dedicated to this subject so far.

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137. Not really a hate crime. An Islamophobic flyer was produced by leftists, falsely claiming to be from... 2007-10-01 Washington DC

title
Jimmy Carter, Phony Hate Crimes, Etc.

name
The Weekly Standard

authors
Phony Hate Crimes Watch

url
http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Protected/Articles/000/000/014/220bbyad.asp

summary
There was a hoax poster at GWU mocking conservative attitudes to Muslims. Some Muslims, and college president Knapp, didn't see the joke. "The posters aimed to satirically vilify conservatives, not Muslims. Knapp seemed to sympathize, telling the student newspaper: 'I understand that whatever their intent may have been, they also need to appreciate that it caused pain to members of the Muslim community.' ...Pretend that the posters had read "HATE JEWS AND CHRISTIANS? SO DO WE!!!" and purported to be the handiwork of the Muslim Students' Association. How would he have responded?"

date read
2012-12-21

date published
2007-10-22


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