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.

Report 308.

Articles/programs Details
 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
 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
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.