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List: 70 Hate Crime Hoaxes

Contributors: 9
Items: 70
# 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 03/18/2004 Professor slashed tires, shattered windows & spray-painted racist graffiti on her own car LA Times
6 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
7 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
8 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
9 05/09/2005 A Calif. high school student "faked a series of gay bashing incidents" against herself The Los Angeles Times
10 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
11 03/02/2007 Ada, Okla. woman confesses anti-LGBT hate crime was faked Ada News
12 11/05/2007 A GWU student journalist faked an anti-Semitic hate crime against herself MyFoxDC
13 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
14 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
15 06/11/2010 A British Muslim faked his own abduction, blaming racists The Daily Mail
16 07/08/2010 A Ga.-based Muslim set fire to his own mosque in an attempt to create a fake hate crime Associated Press
17 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
18 11/18/2010 An Australian Muslim pulled over for irregular license plates blamed bigotry; police footage showed the cop behaved professionally The Daily Telegraph
19 08/22/2012 Lesbian who reported 'hate crime' attack staged incident, Nebraska police say CNN
20 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
21 02/02/2013 Austrian-Albanians torched their own pizzeria, but tried pinning the blame on racists Kurier
22 03/06/2013 An Asian American Oberlin student defaced a memorial arch with anti-Asian graffiti ("Death to Ch*nks") Michelle Malkin
23 05/01/2013 A liberal blogger at the University of Wyoming threatened herself with rape, framed conservatives Campus Reform
24 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
25 08/23/2013 'Progressive pranksters' organized a series of fake hate crimes at Oberlin College including anti-gay graffiti and swastikas Michelle Malkin
26 11/14/2013 An imam in the south of France defaced his own mosque with anti-Muslim graffiti La Rep des Pyrenees
27 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
28 12/27/2013 Report: Man Who Claimed Anti-Gay Beat Down Arrested for Filing False Police Report The Daily Caller
29 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
30 12/27/2014 A Fresno, Calif.-based Muslim torched his own mosque, blaming bigots; he was later arrested for arson PJ Media
31 03/03/2015 Gay rights activist's faked his own kidnapping, leading to arrest WLWT NBC 5
32 07/01/2015 Man Who Claimed Ant-Gay Attackers Carved 'Die Fag' into His Arm Made up Story The Daily Caller
33 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
34 11/18/2015 A black Saginaw Valley State Univ. student made a threat to "shoot every black person I can" The Washington Times
35 12/30/2015 A Houston Muslim set fire to his own mosque, prompting a hate-crime investigation The Houston Chronicle
36 02/27/2016 New York Students Fabricated Hate Crime, Police Say Time
37 03/11/2016 Lesbian Professor Cold-Cocked Her Own Face then Swore Random Guy Beat Her up at Tobey Keith Concert The Daily Caller
38 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
39 08/13/2016 An Austin man purchased a cake from Whole Foods and falsely claimed it contained a homophobic slur The American Statesman
40 11/15/2016 This Indiana church was defaced with ‘HEIL TRUMP’ graffiti — and is keeping it Washington Post
41 11/23/2016 ANOTHER TRUMP-INSPIRED ‘HATE CRIME’ TURNS OUT TO BE A HOAX The Daily Caller
42 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
43 12/21/2016 Arab student at University of Michigan falsely claims someone threatened to set her on fire Michigan Radio
44 12/22/2016 Miss. black church fire was called a hate crime. Now parishioner has been arrested for it. The Washington Post
45 03/23/2017 College ‘Diversity Council’ Admits to Posting Fake Racist Flyers On Campus National Review
46 04/10/2017 Charlotte arson case blamed on“white America” Trump supporters actually set by black man Charlotte Observer
47 06/26/2017 Police Report Contradicts ‘Hate Crime’ Narrative In Milwaukee Attack On Muslim Woman Daily Caller
48 08/01/2017 Jackson LGBTQ rights activist charged with arson Fox News
49 09/13/2017 A Des Moines Muslim started a fire at a mosque, sparking a fake hate crime Michelle Malkin
50 09/13/2017 A Houston Muslim set fire to his own mosque, sparking a hate-crime investigation Michelle Malkin
51 09/13/2017 A New York Muslim who killed his wife falsely blamed "a group of bigots who called the family 'terrorists'" Michelle Malkin
52 09/13/2017 An Ontario Muslim faked an assault against himself, claiming his assailant shouted anti-Muslim epithets Michelle Malkin
53 09/13/2017 A Muslim Indiana State University professor for "fabricating anti-Muslim threats and an assault" Michelle Malkin
54 11/08/2017 A black student wrote those racist messages that shook the Air Force Academy, school says The Washington Post
55 04/23/2018 Racist, anti-black graffiti at Easter Michigan University turns turned out to be painted by a black man Detroit News
56 07/23/2018 Waiter faked story that customer wrote ‘We don’t tip terrorist’ on receipt The Washington Post
57 07/24/2018 A Muslim waiter in wrote "we don't tip terrorist" and blamed a patron, who was banned BBC
58 08/24/2018 Michigan children who claimed white man urinated on black girl and called her names made up story AL.com
59 10/06/2018 Shoelace mistaken for noose causes racial uproar at Michigan State University Fox News
60 12/01/2018 A black college lacrosse player spray painted the N word and death threats -- against himself The Daily Mail
61 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
62 02/25/2019 A transgender activist burned down his own home, killing his pets, presented it as a hate crime Detroit News
63 09/15/2019 Ex-NFL player accused of staging hate crime, painting 'MAGA' and swastikas on walls of bakery NBC News
64 09/30/2019 Virginia sixth-grader now says she falsely accused classmates of cutting her hair The Washington Post
65 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
66 12/20/2019 Rantz: Trans hate crime near Seattle? No. She was the aggressor KTTH AM 770
67 12/31/2019 Kansas police officer claimed a McDonalds worker wrote "pig" on his receipt, but actually he did The New York Times
68 07/07/2020 Oregon Politician Said He Received Racist Letter. He Wrote It Himself, Police Say Daily Caller
69 07/10/2020 Police: Student Who Claimed Racist Notes Were Left On His Car Put Them There Himself LaCorte News
70 10/02/2020 Prosecutors: Not enough evidence to prove Wisconsin attack Associated Press
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