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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297. Suspect in Houston mosque fire claims to have prayed there five times a day, police say / Gary Nathaniel Moore, a black Muslim attendee of a Houston mosque, was arrested for torching the Mosque he previously attended. / 2015-12-30
Type of hoax: suspected


Houston TX

Devout Muslim attendee of a Houston mosque was arrested after torching it on Christmas Day.