Die BILD und die Welt berichten heute mit Bezug auf die OSZE, es habe im vergangenen Jahr „Hunderte Übergriffe auf Christen“ in Deutschland gegeben. PI-News ist „natürlich“ bereits darauf eingestiegen. Eine Nachfrage bei der OSZE ergibt allerdings ein etwas anderes Bild, genau genommen: Von „Hunderten Übergriffen auf Christen“ kann keine Rede sein.
Von Patrick Gensing
Hier die vollständige Antwort der OSZE auf meine Anfrage (eine deutsche Übersetzung finden Sie in den Kommentaren, danke dafür!):
Dear Mr Gensing, Hate Crimes in the OSCE Region – Incidents and Responses: Annual Report for 2012, is to be published by ODIHR this Friday, so the figure cited by the newspapers you mention has likely come from an early release of the report. The information for Germany cited below is from the report’s section on crimes and incidents motivated by bias against Christians and members of other religions. It is important to note that the official figures from Germany’s National Point of Contact (NPC) on hate crimes are for crimes based on religious bias in general, and not against Christians in particular. The German government does not report data regarding such crimes against persons or property affiliated with or perceived to be affiliated with specific religions. Also, if I’m not mistaken, such crimes committed with anti-Semitic motivation are reported in a separate category. I hope this information helps, Germany: Official law-enforcement figures recorded 414 crimes based on bias against religion, 18 of which involved violence. The Holy See reported four cases of desecrations to graveyards, 19 cases of church desecrations including against one Orthodox church, three Protestant and ten Catholic churches; a further 16 church desecrations also involving theft of church property, including against one Protestant and six Catholic churches; and one case of graffiti on a church. German authorities have verified these alleged hate-motivated incidents and confirmed that none of them had been recorded by police with a hate motive. The Observatory on Intolerance Against Christians reported one incident in which a Christian icon in a public place was vandalized and two cases of vandalism against a church.  Information from the German NPC, 20 August 2013.  Information from the Holy See NPC, op. cit., note 345.  Additional information from the German NPC received on 7 October 2013.  Information from Observatory on Intolerance Against Christians, op. cit., note 193.
Auf meine Nachfrage, wie die OSZE die Schlagzeile der Welt bewertet, antwortete ein Sprecher:
As for the headline, it is, unfortunately, based on a misunderstanding of the figure contained in the report to be published this Friday. The 414 cases mentioned in the article were reported by the German authorities under the category of hate crimes committed with a religious bias motivation and, as such, includes crimes committed against persons or property associated with or perceived to be associated with any religion, and not Christianity in particular. The German national contact point on hate crimes does not break down the hate crime data it provides on the basis of individual religions.
Also, as I mentioned, I believe that this figure does not include hate crimes committed with an anti-Semitic motivation, as this data is compiled and reported under a separate category.
Siehe auch: Die Mehrheit als Opfer