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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 A Muslim woman was set on fire in New York. Now just going out requires courage / 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 Musl / 2016-09-13
 New York Muslim woman set on fire was not target of hate crime, New York police say / A man who set fire to a Muslim woman in New York also inflamed several kaffir females, so it wasn't an anti-Muslim hate crime, police say. / 2016-09-14
Type of hoax: crime but not hate crime

2016-09-12

New York NY

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.

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