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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 U-M student made up story about man threatening to burn hjiab, police say / A University of Michigan student said a man threatened to set fire to her hijab. She said the suspect pulled out a lighter, so she removed her hijab before he ran away on foot. Police say detectives / 2016-12-21
Type of hoax: suspected

2016-11-11

Ann Arbor MI

Ann Arbor police say a report of ethnic intimidation involving a woman wearing a hijab did not actually happen. According to police, a University of Michigan student told police on she was approached by a man who threatened to set her hijab on fire if she didn't remove it.

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