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List: 177 Hate Crime Hoaxes

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Items: 177
# Date Summary Source
1 02/18/2000 'Hate Crime' a Hoax, Say Investigators; Sheriffs say incident engineered by 'victim' SFGate
2 05/03/2000 Vermont Gay Activist Pastor Admits to Torching His Own Car LifeSiteNews
3 09/21/2001 An Alaska-based Muslim destroyed his own print shop, defacing the equipment with anti-Muslim graffiti Michelle Malkin
4 10/01/2001 An ASU student Ahmad Saad Nasim claimed he was assaulted, with the perps shouting "Die Muslim, Die!" but confessed to making it up. Michelle Malkin
5 08/09/2002 (N.C.) Woman admits to faking hate crime Free Republic
6 12/18/2002 Hate crime hoax at Ole Miss Michelle Malkin
7 05/30/2003 A Nashville Iraqi-American torched his own Chevy truck, blaming a hate crime (it was actually insurance fraud) Michelle Malkin
8 07/01/2003 A Muslim Utah hotel owned burned down his own lodge, falsely blaming local white supremacists Michelle Malkin
9 03/18/2004 Professor slashed tires, shattered windows & spray-painted racist graffiti on her own car LA Times
10 09/30/2004 A Texas-based Muslim set his own meat market on fire and spray painted "Go Home" on his door; he was later charged with arson The New York Times
11 11/09/2004 THE PERFECT VICTIM Azalea Cooley, cause célèbre Williamette Week
12 02/06/2005 A Cleveland-based Muslim hired an arsonist to burn down his meat store; he blamed bigots but was convicted of insurance fraud Daniel Pipes
13 03/23/2005 A Muslim father-son due blamed anti-Islam bigotry for being put on a terror watch list (but the story was concocted) The Oregonian
14 04/28/2005 Author of 'Hate Mail' Caught, Arrested at Trinity University Christian Post
15 05/09/2005 A Calif. high school student "faked a series of gay bashing incidents" against herself The Los Angeles Times
16 08/31/2006 A Muslim Ohio-based dad-son duo set their own restaurant on fire, blaming anti-Islam bigots (they were later charged with arson) Patrick Poole
17 03/02/2007 Ada, Okla. woman confesses anti-LGBT hate crime was faked Ada News
18 04/02/2007 Sometimes a “Hate Crime” Isn’t Exactly a “Hate Crime” at All Debbie Schlussel
19 11/05/2007 Jury Acquits Man Falsely Accused by Gay Rights Activists LifeSiteNews
20 11/05/2007 A GWU student journalist faked an anti-Semitic hate crime against herself MyFoxDC
21 11/06/2007 Jewish student behind some dorm swastikas Jewish Telegraphic Agency
22 10/25/2008 John McCain staffer Ashley Todd claimed she was beat up by an Obama supporter, but later admitted making it up Huffington Post
23 12/22/2009 A Democratic activist, trying to create a Tea Party-driven hate crime, smashed the windows at the Colo. Democratic Party headquarters Michelle Malkin
24 03/02/2010 UCSD Student Apologizes For Hanging Noose In Library KPBS
25 06/11/2010 A British Muslim faked his own abduction, blaming racists The Daily Mail
26 07/08/2010 A Ga.-based Muslim set fire to his own mosque in an attempt to create a fake hate crime Associated Press
27 07/28/2010 Two British Muslims claimed bigotry explained being denied entry on a bus, but CCTV footage revealed they were berating the driver Daniel Pipes
28 11/18/2010 An Australian Muslim pulled over for irregular license plates blamed bigotry; police footage showed the cop behaved professionally The Daily Telegraph
29 04/05/2011 UNC officials: student wasn't hate-crime victim, may face charges The Daily Tar Heel
30 05/07/2011 UVA Declines to Charge Student for False Racial Profiling Claim The Atlantic
31 02/15/2012 Montclair State students are charged with faking racist graffiti NJ.com
32 05/18/2012 Lesbian couple accused of faking hate crime at Colorado home Fox News
33 07/05/2012 Lesbian teen faked anti-gay notes that sparked college’s ‘Solidarity Rally’ LifeSiteNews
34 08/09/2012 Montana man who claimed he was beaten by homophobic thugs actually injured self doing a flip off a curb (VIDEO) New York Daily News
35 08/22/2012 Lesbian who reported 'hate crime' attack staged incident, Nebraska police say CNN
36 10/23/2012 A black South Carolina woman wrote "KKK" on the hood of her car and set herself on fire, blaming it on others The Monroe Morning Star
37 10/30/2012 Kyle Wood Assault ‘Unfounded,’ As Wisconsin Volunteer Recants Claim Of Hate Crime Attack Huffington Post
38 02/02/2013 Austrian-Albanians torched their own pizzeria, but tried pinning the blame on racists Kurier
39 03/06/2013 An Asian American Oberlin student defaced a memorial arch with anti-Asian graffiti ("Death to Ch*nks") Michelle Malkin
40 05/01/2013 A liberal blogger at the University of Wyoming threatened herself with rape, framed conservatives Campus Reform
41 07/25/2013 An Iraqi immigrant in San Diego killed his wife, putting an anti-Muslim note next to her body; he was charged with first degree murder The San Diego Reader
42 07/31/2013 Minister who claimed racial bias pleads guilty to setting fire to his home Richmond Times-Dispatch
43 08/23/2013 'Progressive pranksters' organized a series of fake hate crimes at Oberlin College including anti-gay graffiti and swastikas Michelle Malkin
44 11/14/2013 An imam in the south of France defaced his own mosque with anti-Muslim graffiti La Rep des Pyrenees
45 11/27/2013 EXCLUSIVE: Shocking discovery in hoax bias incident at Vassar College The Daily Caller
46 11/27/2013 A New Jersey waitress wrote an anti-gay note in lieu of a tip on a receipt, blaming hateful customers The Blaze
47 12/27/2013 Report: Man Who Claimed Anti-Gay Beat Down Arrested for Filing False Police Report The Daily Caller
48 01/15/2014 Retrospective: Is Chris Christie Less Believable Than Tawana Brawley? Town Hall
49 02/15/2014 Mom’s Homophobic Response To Gay Dads’ Birthday Invite Was A Radio Show Hoax Huffington Post
50 03/06/2014 Transgender teen girl admits lying about sexual assault ‘hate crime’ in high school bathroom LifeSiteNews
51 03/24/2014 POLICE: Racist Graffiti on Dorm Door Ruled Hate Crime Hoax College Fix
52 05/06/2014 Lesbian admits she faked anti-gay ‘hate crime’ to get out of doing her homework LifeSiteNews
53 06/24/2014 Iraqi immigrant gets 26 years-to-life for killing wife in Calif., initially thought to be hate crime CBS News
54 09/02/2014 Hate Crime Exposed as Hoax: Student Hung ‘White’ and ‘Colored’ Signs to ‘Make a Point’ College Fix
55 10/21/2014 Two Muslim bloggers filmed themselves ostensibly being harassed by the NYPD in a video that went viral; however, it was staged The Smoking Gun
56 12/02/2014 Student Fakes a Rape Threat to Advance Diversity Initiatives National Review
57 12/12/2014 Citywise: City report debunks ‘noose’ allegation at Oakland corporation yard The Mercury News
58 12/27/2014 A Fresno, Calif.-based Muslim torched his own mosque, blaming bigots; he was later arrested for arson PJ Media
59 02/16/2015 HATE-CRIME HOAX: This Muslim student’s wild tale was completely fabricated College Fix
60 03/03/2015 Gay rights activist's faked his own kidnapping, leading to arrest WLWT NBC 5
61 03/03/2015 Adam Hoover, Ohio Gay Rights Activist, Charged With Making False Kidnap Claim Huffington Post
62 07/01/2015 Man Who Claimed Ant-Gay Attackers Carved 'Die Fag' into His Arm Made up Story The Daily Caller
63 08/04/2015 Owner admits setting fire to gay nightclub in Oak Park ABC7 Chicago
64 08/05/2015 Tennessee lesbian couple faked hate crime and destroyed own home with arson for insurance claim, jury rules New York Daily News
65 09/23/2015 'Nooses' Found Hanging on University of Delaware Campus Were Lanterns NBC News
66 10/13/2015 A gay man who claimed to have been the victim of a hate crime at a Univ. of N. Dakota fraternity party fabricated his entire stor The Daily Caller
67 11/12/2015 LSU: 'Noose' on social media not what it looks like WBRZ 2
68 11/17/2015 Nov. 17 incident at Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center Vanderbilt News
69 11/18/2015 A black Saginaw Valley State Univ. student made a threat to "shoot every black person I can" The Washington Times
70 12/01/2015 Tweets threatening to kill all black students at Kean U. posted by black female activist, police say College Fix
71 12/30/2015 A Houston Muslim set fire to his own mosque, prompting a hate-crime investigation The Houston Chronicle
72 02/27/2016 New York Students Fabricated Hate Crime, Police Say Time
73 03/11/2016 Lesbian Professor Cold-Cocked Her Own Face then Swore Random Guy Beat Her up at Tobey Keith Concert The Daily Caller
74 03/29/2016 A Palestinian reported a Jewish terrorists attacked his family, defacing their house with anti-Arab graffiti; he fabricated the entire incident Arutz Sheva
75 04/28/2016 SURPRISE! Campus Noose Drawing Was Created By Black Students. NO CHARGES FILED For ‘Hate Crime’ Daily Caller
76 05/16/2016 Gay pastor apologizes, says Whole Foods cake slur a hoax USA Today
77 05/17/2016 HATE CRIME HOAX: Black student at U. of Iowa who started a bar fight will not be charged College Fix
78 06/01/2016 DePaul Students Traumatized by Pro-Trump Message, Rope Found After Milo Visit Breitbart
79 06/17/2016 Student: Clemson let white students be tarred and feathered for hate-crime they knew was hoax College Fix
80 08/13/2016 An Austin man purchased a cake from Whole Foods and falsely claimed it contained a homophobic slur The American Statesman
81 11/09/2016 VIDEO: Suspect wanted for racist Trump vandalism in South Philly Philly Voice
82 11/10/2016 Note reading 'Bye Bye Latinos Hasta La Vista' found in Kivette Hall Elon News Network
83 11/10/2016 Police: No official report of ugly racial incident at Delaware gas station Philly Voice
84 11/10/2016 Muslim Student Lied About Hate Crime By Man In ‘Trump Hat’ 11 / 21 CBS DFW
85 11/15/2016 This Indiana church was defaced with ‘HEIL TRUMP’ graffiti — and is keeping it Washington Post
86 11/17/2016 BG police say student lied about politically driven attack ABC13 WTVG
87 11/18/2016 Man admits to faking hate crime in Malden Boston Herald
88 11/19/2016 BGSU: Second report of slur, attack false too The Blade
89 11/20/2016 Fake Hate Crime on Campus Terrifies Students The Minnesota Republic
90 11/21/2016 Students Face Disciplinary Action After Hoaxing ‘KKK’ Vandalism Breitbart
91 11/23/2016 ANOTHER TRUMP-INSPIRED ‘HATE CRIME’ TURNS OUT TO BE A HOAX The Daily Caller
92 12/01/2016 A 58-year-old black New Jersey man painted anti-black, pro-Trump graffiti in his neighborhood after Election Day The Philadelphia Inquirer
93 12/02/2016 Villanova U. ends probe into report of post election incident Philadelphia Inquirer
94 12/12/2016 Cops: Man faked 'KKK' hate crime, own kidnapping after lighting car on fire Orlando Sentinel
95 12/14/2016 Muslim Woman Reportedly Admits To Fabricating NYC Subway Attack The Daily Caller
96 12/19/2016 Pro-Trump Babson students cleared in Wellesley incident Boston Globe
97 12/21/2016 Long Island man charged in Nassau Community College swastika case WABC 7 New York
98 12/21/2016 Arab student at University of Michigan falsely claims someone threatened to set her on fire Michigan Radio
99 12/22/2016 Miss. black church fire was called a hate crime. Now parishioner has been arrested for it. The Washington Post
100 12/26/2016 White husband confesses to wife to setting their cars on fire and painting racial slur on their garage door in staged 'hate crime' Daily Mail
101 01/10/2017 SDSU Police: No Suspect in Attack on Muslim Student NBC 7 San Diego
102 01/11/2017 Police charge Arundel High student in connection with threatening tweet FOX 5 Baltimore
103 02/03/2017 STUNNER: Allegedly Muslim Student Faked Vile Hate Crime To Get People To Pay Attention To Him Stateline.com
104 03/23/2017 College ‘Diversity Council’ Admits to Posting Fake Racist Flyers On Campus National Review
105 04/10/2017 Charlotte arson case blamed on“white America” Trump supporters actually set by black man Charlotte Observer
106 04/14/2017 2 teen girls from Frisco charged with spray-painting racial slurs on Plano West Senior High Dallas Morning News
107 04/21/2017 U.S./Israeli Man Charged in Connection with Threats to Jewish Community Centers, Conveying False Information, and Cyberstalking U.S. Dept. of Justice
108 04/21/2017 ISU professor arrested, accused of making up threats and attack Terre Haut Tribune-Star
109 05/11/2017 Another Fake ‘Hate Crime’: ‘Fabricated’ Note Sparked Protests at Minnesota College Mediaite
110 06/26/2017 Police Report Contradicts ‘Hate Crime’ Narrative In Milwaukee Attack On Muslim Woman Daily Caller
111 06/28/2017 University of Maryland Police Investigate Discarded Plastic Wrap as a ‘Hate-Bias’ Incident Breitbart
112 08/01/2017 Jackson LGBTQ rights activist charged with arson Fox News
113 08/09/2017 Police Say Reported Noose In Ivy City Was Rope Used For Moving Equipment DCist
114 09/13/2017 A Des Moines Muslim started a fire at a mosque, sparking a fake hate crime Michelle Malkin
115 09/13/2017 A Houston Muslim set fire to his own mosque, sparking a hate-crime investigation Michelle Malkin
116 09/13/2017 A New York Muslim who killed his wife falsely blamed "a group of bigots who called the family 'terrorists'" Michelle Malkin
117 09/13/2017 An Ontario Muslim faked an assault against himself, claiming his assailant shouted anti-Muslim epithets Michelle Malkin
118 09/13/2017 A Muslim Indiana State University professor for "fabricating anti-Muslim threats and an assault" Michelle Malkin
119 10/06/2017 The ‘Noose’ Discovered In A Michigan State Dormitory Was Someone’s Lost SHOELACE Daily Caller
120 11/06/2017 K-State Hate Graffiti Turns Out To Be — You Guessed It — A Hoax The Daily Caller
121 11/08/2017 A black student wrote those racist messages that shook the Air Force Academy, school says The Washington Post
122 11/21/2017 Racist Graffiti at High School Was Written by ‘Non-White’ Student The Daily Caller
123 01/15/2018 Hijab-cutting incident did not happen, Canadian police say ABC News
124 04/23/2018 Racist, anti-black graffiti at Easter Michigan University turns turned out to be painted by a black man Detroit News
125 06/12/2018 What really happened that night at Pulse NBC News
126 07/23/2018 Waiter faked story that customer wrote ‘We don’t tip terrorist’ on receipt The Washington Post
127 07/24/2018 A Muslim waiter in wrote "we don't tip terrorist" and blamed a patron, who was banned BBC
128 07/31/2018 Area sheriff livid over lie spread about employee on social media CBS 10 KWTX
129 08/24/2018 Michigan children who claimed white man urinated on black girl and called her names made up story AL.com
130 09/15/2018 Woman Who Said She Found Hateful Note on Car After Teens Yelled ‘Trump 2016!' Made Up Story: Police NBC 4 New York
131 10/06/2018 Shoelace mistaken for noose causes racial uproar at Michigan State University Fox News
132 10/09/2018 Ohio University student charged with making 'false alarms' after claiming she received homophobic death threats Yahoo! Finance
133 11/09/2018 Report: High School Marching Band Racial Slur Incident Actually a Hoax Breitbart
134 11/12/2018 Racial Incident at Kansas State Revealed to Be a Hoax Breitbart
135 11/19/2018 Chipotle Rethinking Manager Firing over Apparent Race Hoax Breitbart
136 12/01/2018 A black college lacrosse player spray painted the N word and death threats -- against himself The Daily Mail
137 12/02/2018 Four out of Five Racist Notes Were Fake at an Iowa University: School Officials The Daily Caller
138 02/12/2019 Actor Jussie Smollett claimed 2 Trump fanatics found him at 2 AM, beat him up, poured bleach on him, tied a noose around him, and yelled "This is MAGA country"; turns out he orchestrated it CBS News
139 02/23/2019 Student in cowboy outfit causes racial angst at Wake Forest U. College Fix
140 02/25/2019 A transgender activist burned down his own home, killing his pets, presented it as a hate crime Detroit News
141 07/17/2019 Not a hate crime: ‘Noose’ at U. Michigan hospital was a fishing knot College Fix
142 08/15/2019 Witnesses say Stanford University noose likely was used ‘to hang ornaments’ College Fix
143 09/15/2019 Ex-NFL player accused of staging hate crime, painting 'MAGA' and swastikas on walls of bakery NBC News
144 09/30/2019 Virginia sixth-grader now says she falsely accused classmates of cutting her hair The Washington Post
145 10/22/2019 ‘Act of hate’ at Michigan State was actually just a Halloween prank College Fix
146 12/05/2019 ‘Heil Trump’ and an anti-gay slur scrawled on a church lead to an unlikely suspect - and a hoax The Washington Post
147 12/20/2019 Rantz: Trans hate crime near Seattle? No. She was the aggressor KTTH AM 770
148 12/31/2019 Kansas police officer claimed a McDonalds worker wrote "pig" on his receipt, but actually he did The New York Times
149 04/13/2020 Racist Threats and Attacks that Rattled a California University Campus Were Faked, Police Say Newsweek
150 06/18/2020 'Nooses' in Oakland park were exercise aids, man says ABC News
151 06/23/2020 FBI Says Noose Found In Bubba Wallace’s Stall Had Been There Since 2019 Daily Caller
152 06/24/2020 University of La Verne: Student Charged with Hate Crime Hoax Shows Power of Racism in America Breitbart
153 07/07/2020 Oregon Politician Said He Received Racist Letter. He Wrote It Himself, Police Say Daily Caller
154 07/10/2020 Police: Student Who Claimed Racist Notes Were Left On His Car Put Them There Himself LaCorte News
155 10/02/2020 Prosecutors: Not enough evidence to prove Wisconsin attack Associated Press
156 10/04/2020 Busted! Yet Another Race Industry Hoax Winter Watch
157 11/10/2020 Owner of SUV spray-painted with racist and homophobic graffiti facing insurance fraud charges WGRZ
158 11/19/2020 Black teen spray painted racist graffiti on his own car WGRZ
159 02/25/2021 CAUGHT IN THE ACT: Police conduct surveillance at KC church that was target of vandalism, arrest black man KCTV 5
160 03/03/2021 The Media-Fed Race Hoax at Smith College Reveals an Aversion to Facts for Journalists Town Hall
161 04/01/2021 15 Years Ago Duke Hate-Crime Hoax Was Peddled by Media and Racial-Justice ‘Reformers’ Minding the Campus
162 04/09/2021 Black student responsible for racist graffiti at American college The Post Millennial
163 04/16/2021 Minnesota high school student who was falsely accused of sending racist Instagram messages to a black classmate fears for her safety despite officials confirming they were a hoax Daily Mail
164 05/01/2021 Black Penn State profs report ‘noose’ behind house; ends up being part of neighbor’s swing set College Fix
165 05/25/2021 Another Hate Hoax: Vandals Target Black-Owned Auto Repair Shop with Racist Graffiti, Smash Up Cars – Security Footage Shows it’s Two Black Guys Gateway Pundit
166 05/31/2021 Hate-crime hoax: Noose reported on campus just crane’s steel cable loop College Fix
167 06/09/2021 Nolte: Fact Check — No, Spokane Students Were Not Forced to ‘Pick Cotton’ Breitbart
168 06/11/2021 Hate-crime hoax: Black student likely egged her own door, police say College Fix
169 06/14/2021 Black student who set fire to her dorm in hate-crime hoax awaits court hearing College Fix
170 06/21/2021 Pride Crash Now Blamed On Accident, Not Attack KTSA
171 09/09/2021 A 20-year-old Spanish man who claimed 8 hooded men carved [fag] on his butt made it up El Mundo
172 09/30/2021 Black student is revealed to have written N-word graffiti that called for death of black people and led to walk-out at Missouri high school The Daily Mail
173 10/01/2021 HOAX: Black woman charged after allegedly posing as white male and sending violent, racist notes to neighbors The Post Mellenial
174 10/07/2021 Black college student arrested after allegedly posting fake racist frat party invite that read, 'No blacks' Blaze Media
175 10/11/2021 Superintendent rails against noose found in HS restroom as 'breach' of district's 'values.' Turns out student attempting self-harm created it. NEWS Blaze Media
176 02/02/2022 Man who drew Union Station swastikas is twice-deported criminal Washington Examiner
177 02/20/2022 Black female high school student is identified as vandal behind racist graffiti that saw Sacramento high school's water fountains scrawled with 'white' and 'colored' Daily Mail
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