A violent incident in the UK is recorded as 'racist' if the victim believes that's what it is by Jay Knott (12/06/13) ⇌ (The race card)
"Humberside police said later the incident had been logged as a racist attack because the victim perceived it to be."
This particular case may well be an example of racial, and religious, hatred. But that's not because the victim believes it. That definition gives anyone the ability to define an attack, even a verbal one, as racist: http://spiked-online.com/newsite/article/13127