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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 Muslim college student who claimed Trump supporters attacked her on the subway under arrest for making story up / A Muslim college student claimed three men who shouted “Donald Trump,” called her a terrorist and tried to rip her hijab off her head on the New York subway by . She has now admitted the story is false / 2016-12-
 SHE MADE IT UP: NYPD Arrests Muslim Girl Who Claimed Attack by Trump Supporters / New York City college student Yasmin Seweid who claimed to be the victim of a hate crime by Trump supporters is under arrest and charged with filing a false report, a police source told The New York Da / 2016-12-14
 Yasmin Seweid’s arrest highlights pressures on some Muslim teenage girls / Yasmin Seweid, who falsely claimed to be the victim of an Islamophobic hate crime, is a victim of "family pressures". / 2016-12-15
Type of hoax: admitted - crime never took place

2016-12-09

New York NY

Yasmin Seweid, 18, has been charged with filing a false report. The Muslim college student claimed she was harassed on the subway by three men who shouted “Donald Trump,” called her a terrorist and tried to rip her hijab off her head. She has now admitted to detectives that she concocted the entire story.

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