On Sunday, July 25, a Christian preacher and brave critic of Islam, Hatun Tash, was stabbed by a Muslim at Speaker’s Corner in the United Kingdom. Hatun was stabbed while wearing a Charlie Hebdo shirt that states, “L’amour: Plus fort que la haine,” which translates to “Love: Stronger than Hate.”
RAIR Foundation A Muslim male wearing a large black hooded robe (thawb) punched and stabbed Hatun with a knife. The terrorist ran from the scene, dropping and leaving the knife behind. Police at the park chased down the terrorist, but it is unknown whether he has been apprehended. Hatun suffered wounds on her face and hands and can be seen in a video escorted by police into an ambulance.
Hatun, the Christian ministry DCCI Ministries (Defend Christ Critique Islam), has been attending Speakers Corner for several years, preaching her Christian faith and boldly critiquing Islam. Unfortunately, throughout her time at the Corner, Hatun has suffered many threats and assaults by Islamic supremacists.
Hatun shines a spotlight on the stark difference between Muslim’s and Christians’ reactions to criticism and cartoons such as the Charlie Hebdo or Kurt Westergaard’s Danish ones about their religion. There were no violent protests, assassinations, or people forced to live under state protection for criticizing or poking fun of Christianity. Or even after the direct attack on its icons, such as with the government-subsidized “Piss Christ” art installation, a Catholic Crucifix in a jar of the artist’s urine.