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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439. TUBE RAMPAGE ROW Architect, 28, DENIES ripping off woman’s hijab on Tube platform after photo of alleged Islamaphobic attack went viral and cops launched investigation / Aniso Abulkadir posted a picture on Twitter of a man she claimed attempted to rip off her hijab at Baker Street station. But Pawel
Type of hoax: suspected


London UK

One of the women involved claims the man tried to pull her hijab. Nearly all the media say "police investigating hate crime". Only the Sun gives the man's story - he says one of three women attacked him and his girlfriend.