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 (mostly) in the USA. It builds on the work of Laird Wilcox, whose Crying Wolf (PDF) is the original book on this subject. The books Hate Crime Hoax and Hate Crimes: Criminal Law & Identity Politics are recommended, as are the websites Watching the Watchdogs and Fake Hate Map.

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235. A Muslim woman was set on fire in New York. The Guardian assumed it was a hate crime. The next day, ... 2016-09-12 New York NY

title
A Muslim woman was set on fire in New York. Now just going out requires courage

name
The Guardian

authors
Linda Sarsour

url
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/sep/13/new-york-muslim-woman-set-on-fire-eid-al-adha

summary
A Muslim woman was set on fire in New York. The Guardian assumed it was a hate crime. The next day, it published another story saying a man had set several women alight, and only one of them was a Muslim, so it wasn't a hate crime.

date read
2016-09-15

date published
2016-09-13


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