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Submitted by Leslie (United States), Dec 19, 2016 at 13:39

that noted anti-Israel activist Linda Sarsour's claim of being a hate crime victim (when it was really just a drunk homeless man who yells at everyone, before literally falling down to sleep it off wherever he happens to be) didn't make your list. http://www.nationalreview.com/article/387435/hate-crime-not-so-says-brooklyn-community-christine-sisto

Just this month, there was the story of Yasmin Seweid who claimed that 3 drunk young men harassed and menaced her on a NYC subway -- and that nobody tried to help her. Not surprisingly, her story fell apart and she recanted. http://nymag.com/thecut/2016/12/muslim-woman-reportedly-harassed-by-trump-fans-on-nyc-subway.html https://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20161214/murray-hill/yasmin-seweid-trump-hijab-nypd-nyc-hate-crime-anti-muslim-false-report

A few months ago, a woman in Muslim dress was attacked in midtown Manhattan. A man apparently used a lighter to set her clothing on fire. Lots of outcry about hate crimes and Islamophobia here in NYC. Within days, it turns out that other women who were not in Muslim garb and the story promptly faded from the local front pages http://www.theatlantic.com/news/archive/2016/09/muslim-woman-burned-not-hate-crime/500129

Sadly, there *are* actual hate crimes taking place and these hoaxers undermine actual victims.

Interesting that we hear mostly about anti-Muslim activity, when it turns out that Jews have been the target of more than half of the hate crimes reported in a recent period of time "According to police statistics, hate crimes in the city more than doubled last month — with more than 43 cases, compared with just 20 in November 2015.

Jews were targeted in 24 of the 43 incidents last month, officials said." http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/de-blasio-blames-trump-muslim-nypd-officer-threatened-article-1.2899395


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Title Commenter Date Thread
Slightly off-topic, this regards fake hate crimes [73 words]Anon.Dec 22, 2016 17:49234827
I'm surprised... [238 words]LeslieDec 19, 2016 13:39234753
One should add further fake 'hate-crimes' [347 words]Anon.Dec 19, 2016 10:27234747
2worth repeating [41 words]Jules PostenJul 28, 2013 10:31208582
4If CAIR were to comment on Kashmir [104 words]PrashantDec 9, 2012 17:06201278
5Hate crimes against Muslims vs others [123 words]stanley bMay 21, 2012 22:23195756
3Bring it into perspective [193 words]OptopMay 6, 2010 11:18172292
Real stats [146 words]pedzSep 13, 2009 02:00161455
2mohammed said to lie to "infidels", faking hate crimes fits the bill. [93 words]Phil GreendMay 26, 2009 19:48156208
hate crimes [10 words]fast one clickMar 16, 2009 06:13152354
Sheteiwi, Father and son died and they were not Muslims [53 words]Nancy GretaFeb 13, 2009 18:18150409
my uncle [34 words]aayahOct 16, 2008 12:22140285
1Essa and Mussa Shteiwi [15 words]MoSep 18, 2006 00:4256318
2Victims or Perps? [34 words]AlexSep 2, 2006 13:2254704
1So, what else is new?! [137 words]Keith GardnerAug 31, 2006 11:5454475
2religion of peace? [207 words]JamieNov 28, 2006 11:3654475

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