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 recent book Hate Crime Hoax also adds to Wilcox's work. Watching the Watchdogs is very useful, and so is Fake Hate Map.

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 Texas Muslim Pleads Guilty to Setting Fire to His Own Mosque / Much of the media assumed it was a genuine hate crime, but in fact it was a Muslim setting fire to his own mosque. Before any facts were known, numerous DC Media outlets immediately exploited the trage / 2016-12-11
Type of hoax: convicted - victim or accomplice(s) committed crime

2015-12-25

Houston TX

A man was convicted of setting fire to his own mosque.

Reports