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.

Report 308.

Articles/programs Details
434. Muslim Teen Sexually Assaulted and Killed After Leaving Virginia Mosque, Suspect Arrested / Virginia police say remains found in a pond in Sterling on Sunday are that of a 17-year-old Muslim girl who was allegedly sexually assaulted and murdered after leaving a mosque with her friends. / 2017-06-19
435. Road Rage Leads to Murder of Reston Teenager: Evidence in case does not point to hate crime / Police state murder of Nabra Hassanen, 17, of Reston, Virginia, was road rage, not a hate crime. / 2017-06-19
Type of hoax: not a hoax


Sterling VA

There is no evidence that it was a hate crime, despite the Islamic dress worn by the 17-year-old victim, and the widespread media claims that it was a hate crime. Neither is there evidence of sexual assault, as People magazine claimed.