A woman who converted from Islam to Christianity and now runs a ministry, Defense Christ Critique Islam, was stabbed and slashed by a Muslim man who objected to her statements made at Speakers’ Corner in London, considered by many to be a location significant in the history of free speech because of its years of contentious debates there.
“The intention was to kill me,” explained Hatun Tash, 39, the chief of DCCI whose attack was caught on camera by others on the scene at the time.
Christian Concern reported that the Christian Legal Center is representing Tash at this point, but the attacker apparently still has at large, having dropped his knife and fled immediately after the attack.
Christian Concern explained Tash is a well-known Christian preacher who regularly critiques and debates the Quran at Speakers’ Corner, the most famous place in the world for free speech.
See the attack, and explanations, in a video posted by Acts17Apologetics:
It shows a man clad in black, with a hood and face mask, repeatedly slashing and stabbing Tash without warning.
She sustained injuries to her arm and face, and was treated at a hospital.
Tash had been quietly speaking to another member of the public, and was not preaching at this time.
Counter-terrorism authorities in the United Kingdom now are investigating the attack, Concern Concern reported.
Tash, talking about the violence, said, “I am upset and disturbed by what has happened to me. I am asking myself if have done anything wrong? I am convinced I have not broken any law or incited hate. All I did was question Islam and I wanted to debate discuss and to tell people about Jesus Christ. Speakers’ Corner is a great place to do this, it is a shame that this has happened at the home of freedom of speech.
“Watching the video, the intention is clearly to kill me. I can’t believe this has happened in broad daylight at Speakers’ Corner. You do not expect such things to happen in Great Britain.”
She explained that the attacker took after her “right in front of” police, and “It is heart-breaking that we live in a society where police do not want to arrest a Muslim for fear of being called ‘Islamophobic.’”
The report noted that the Christian Legal Center already have filed a letter with London Metropolitan Police on behalf of Tash for a previous incident for “assault, false arrest, false imprisonment” and more.
“Disturbing incidents and threats to Hatun have been escalating at Speakers’ Corner since September 2020 when footage emerged of a threatening Islamic mob surrounding Hatun which resulted in her receiving death threats,” the report said.
She repeatedly has been slapped or knocked to the ground by attackers, it said.
“What happened to Hatun Tash at Speakers’ Corner was harrowing,” said Andrea Williams, chief executive of the Christian Legal Center. “Shariah law is being implemented there by the back door and Sunday’s incident is a serious escalation following a series of concerning episodes.”
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