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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 "Islamophobic Prejudice" and CAIR / A story about a Muslim faking an Islamophobic hate crime. "On putting out the fire, police and firefighters found a gasoline can, a spray-painted obscenity against Arabs and a spray-painted white cross / 2004-08-25
Type of hoax: charged with committing crime

2004-07-09

Everett WA

Mirza Akram has been charged with faking a hate crime (a fire at his store, plus anti-Muslim graffiti) to collect insurance.

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