Ms Hatun Tash, an ex-Muslim Christian preacher, has been stabbed by an ‘Islamic extremist’ at Speakers’ Corner, according to the Israel Advocacy Movement.
According to the Israel Advocacy Movement’s Twitter account, a representative of the Israel Advocacy Movement was supposed to be there, but cancelled on the day. In the video, it is unclear as to whether the savage attack on Hatun was pre-meditated or what provoked it.
It is also unclear where Hatun was stabbed, but in the video the attacker appears to slash her face and attempt to stab her body, and she can be seen with visible wounds on her face afterwards. The attacker appeared to be a lone wolf, and was not part of the Muslim group at Speakers’ Corner, given that they intervened after the attack and offered medical assistance to Hatun.
It is unknown at this point what condition Hatun is in.
Hatun Tash lived in a Muslim country for 27 years, but now lives in the UK. She studied various topics at university including Bank Management and Economics, Law (basic human rights), Maths and Physics, Engineering and Philosophy.
According to the European Leadership Forum’s website, she also studied Apologetics at the Oxford Centre for Apologetics in Oxford. Hatun is the director of DCCI Ministries. She lives an evangelist lifestyle and is committed to sharing the gospel and seeing the church equipped. Besides engaging with Muslims at Speakers’ Corner and in mosques every week, she is involved in Christian-Muslim discussion, debates and Bible Studies, while also teaching and training Christians to be better witnesses for Christ.