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 also recommended.

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265. A man was convicted of setting fire to his own mosque. 2015-12-25 Houston TX

Texas Muslim Pleads Guilty to Setting Fire to His Own Mosque

Breitbart News

Lana Shadwick


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 tragedy to place the blame on Donald Trump. Breitbart News accurately predicted that the DC media would lose interest in the story “now that a devout Muslim has been charged.”

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