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

title
Texas Muslim Pleads Guilty to Setting Fire to His Own Mosque

name
Breitbart News

authors
Lana Shadwick

url
http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2016/12/11/texas-muslim-pleads-guilty-to-setting-fire-to-his-own-mosque/

summary
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.”

date read
2016-12-11

date published
2016-12-11


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