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 recent book Hate Crime Hoax also adds to Wilcox's work. Watching the Watchdogs is very useful, and so is Fake Hate Map.

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 Suspect in Houston mosque fire claims to have prayed there five times a day, police say / Gary Nathaniel Moore, a black Muslim attendee of a Houston mosque, was arrested for torching the Mosque he previously attended. / 2015-12-30
Type of hoax: suspected


Houston TX

Devout Muslim attendee of a Houston mosque was arrested after torching it on Christmas Day.