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Hate Crime Hoaxes

Contributors: 6
Items: 58
# Date Summary Source
1 09/21/2001 An Alaska-based Muslim destroyed his own print shop, defacing the equipment with anti-Muslim graffiti Michelle Malkin
2 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
3 05/30/2003 A Nashville Iraqi-American torched his own Chevy truck, blaming a hate crime (it was actually insurance fraud) Michelle Malkin
4 07/01/2003 A Muslim Utah hotel owned burned down his own lodge, falsely blaming local white supremacists Michelle Malkin
5 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
6 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
7 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
8 05/09/2005 A Calif. high school student "faked a series of gay bashing incidents" against herself The Los Angeles Times
9 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
10 03/02/2007 Ada, Okla. woman confesses anti-LGBT hate crime was faked Ada News
11 11/05/2007 A GWU student journalist faked an anti-Semitic hate crime against herself MyFoxDC
12 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
13 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
14 06/11/2010 A British Muslim faked his own abduction, blaming racists The Daily Mail
15 07/08/2010 A Ga.-based Muslim set fire to his own mosque in an attempt to create a fake hate crime Associated Press
16 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
17 11/18/2010 An Australian Muslim pulled over for irregular license plates blamed bigotry; police footage showed the cop behaved professionally The Daily Telegraph
18 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
19 02/02/2013 Austrian-Albanians torched their own pizzeria, but tried pinning the blame on racists Kurier
20 03/06/2013 An Asian American Oberlin student defaced a memorial arch with anti-Asian graffiti ("Death to Ch*nks") Michelle Malkin
21 05/01/2013 A liberal blogger at the University of Wyoming threatened herself with rape, framed conservatives Campus Reform
22 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
23 08/23/2013 'Progressive pranksters' organized a series of fake hate crimes at Oberlin College including anti-gay graffiti and swastikas Michelle Malkin
24 11/14/2013 An imam in the south of France defaced his own mosque with anti-Muslim graffiti La Rep des Pyrenees
25 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
26 12/27/2013 Report: Man Who Claimed Anti-Gay Beat Down Arrested for Filing False Police Report The Daily Caller
27 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
28 12/27/2014 A Fresno, Calif.-based Muslim torched his own mosque, blaming bigots; he was later arrested for arson PJ Media
29 03/03/2015 Gay rights activist's faked his own kidnapping, leading to arrest WLWT NBC 5
30 07/01/2015 Man Who Claimed Ant-Gay Attackers Carved 'Die Fag' into His Arm Made up Story The Daily Caller
31 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
32 11/18/2015 A black Saginaw Valley State Univ. student made a threat to "shoot every black person I can" The Washington Times
33 12/30/2015 A Houston Muslim set fire to his own mosque, prompting a hate-crime investigation The Houston Chronicle
34 02/27/2016 New York Students Fabricated Hate Crime, Police Say Time
35 03/11/2016 Lesbian Professor Cold-Cocked Her Own Face then Swore Random Guy Beat Her up at Tobey Keith Concert The Daily Caller
36 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
37 08/13/2016 An Austin man purchased a cake from Whole Foods and falsely claimed it contained a homophobic slur The American Statesman
38 11/15/2016 This Indiana church was defaced with ‘HEIL TRUMP’ graffiti — and is keeping it Washington Post
39 11/23/2016 ANOTHER TRUMP-INSPIRED ‘HATE CRIME’ TURNS OUT TO BE A HOAX The Daily Caller
40 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
41 12/21/2016 Arab student at University of Michigan falsely claims someone threatened to set her on fire Michigan Radio
42 12/22/2016 Miss. black church fire was called a hate crime. Now parishioner has been arrested for it. The Washington Post
43 03/23/2017 College ‘Diversity Council’ Admits to Posting Fake Racist Flyers On Campus National Review
44 08/01/2017 Jackson LGBTQ rights activist charged with arson Fox News
45 09/13/2017 A Des Moines Muslim started a fire at a mosque, sparking a fake hate crime Michelle Malkin
46 09/13/2017 A Houston Muslim set fire to his own mosque, sparking a hate-crime investigation Michelle Malkin
47 09/13/2017 A New York Muslim who killed his wife falsely blamed "a group of bigots who called the family 'terrorists'" Michelle Malkin
48 09/13/2017 An Ontario Muslim faked an assault against himself, claiming his assailant shouted anti-Muslim epithets Michelle Malkin
49 09/13/2017 A Muslim Indiana State University professor for "fabricating anti-Muslim threats and an assault" Michelle Malkin
50 11/08/2017 A black student wrote those racist messages that shook the Air Force Academy, school says The Washington Post
51 04/23/2018 Racist, anti-black graffiti at Easter Michigan University turns turned out to be painted by a black man Detroit News
52 07/23/2018 Waiter faked story that customer wrote ‘We don’t tip terrorist’ on receipt The Washington Post
53 07/24/2018 A Muslim waiter in wrote "we don't tip terrorist" and blamed a patron, who was banned BBC
54 08/24/2018 Michigan children who claimed white man urinated on black girl and called her names made up story AL.com
55 10/06/2018 Shoelace mistaken for noose causes racial uproar at Michigan State University Fox News
56 12/01/2018 A black college lacrosse player spray painted the N word and death threats -- against himself The Daily Mail
57 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
58 02/25/2019 A transgender activist burned down his own home, killing his pets, presented it as a hate crime Detroit News
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