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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655. Police: No evidence Israel supporter attacked UNC Muslim student with knife / The Muslim Students Association claimed a member was attacked by a knife-wielding pro-Israel individual, but the police say no evidence has been submitted. / 2023-11-01
Type of hoax: suspected


Chapel Hill North Carolina

Local police say no reports of a Muslim being attacked by a pro-Israel individual have been reported. The Muslim Students Association also said it is not making the student available for interviews.