In yet another example of a "hate crime" hoax, an investigation by South Carolina officials into a series of "Islamophobic" attacks against an Indian man and his family found that all the "hate crimes" were actually fabricated by the supposed victim.
Concerned family members of a man who was originally from India (and raised a Hindu)—and who asked reporters to remain unnamed for fear of retribution—reported a series of hate crimes against him. The man said a few weeks ago two white men in a pick-up came to his house asking about his wife. A few days later, his car alarm went off early in the morning. When he walked outside to check it out, he found a pick-up truck with a Confederate flag and American flag in the bed, and two masked white men.
Shouting the words "Muslim," "Islam," and "ISIS," the Islamophobic, Confederacy-loving white men then threw bricks—smashing windows and almost hitting him with one. According to the report filed by the man's family (the Daniels), the perps caused $16,000 in damages to his property.
"The Muslim jihadist will face the virgins and Allah this week."
Having somehow managed to get his cell phone number, the hate crimers also texted him a frightening message about his wife, calling her "a jihad loving b**ch and all this stuff," according to the man's brother-in-law Bo Daniels. "The Muslim jihadist will face the virgins and Allah this week," another threatening message read. They signed the texts "Council of Patriots."
Islamic activist group Peace and Integration Council of North America condemned the act. "I would consider, certainly, we condemn such action and such actions," said PICNA's Chaudry Sadiq.
One problem: The whole thing was a lie.
According to the Orange County Sheriff's Office, after an exhaustive investigation they concluded the story was completely "fabricated" by the unnamed man. Despite the false report, the Sheriff is not pressing charges because the man did not file the report himself and his family members, who did, appeared to genuinely believe it had happened. The Sheriff's Office says it believes the man's motive for inventing the tale was "domestic in nature."
Here's the statement they posted on their Facebook page:
H/t Liberty News.