Hatun Tash, a well known critic of Islam and a Christian Apologist who often speaks at Speaker’s Corner, was attacked by an opponent for preaching against Islam while wearing a Charlie Hebdo shirt.
The violent incident and its aftermath were caught on camera and uploaded onto social media.
The attacker can be seen wearing a long dark coat. He slashes at the victim before fleeing while the poor woman bends over in shock.
Although very little is known about her, Hatun Tash, a woman in her 40s, is a former Muslim who spent the first 27 years of her life in a Muslim country. She left for the United Kingdom after she denied Islam.
She is now a Christian preacher who has been speaking to the masses about Christianity in a predominantly Muslim community and spreading the gospel message. She regularly debates about Islam philosophy at Speaker’s Corner in Hyde Park in the United Kingdom. She has been accused of hate speech and for her criticism of Islam.
The Charlie Hebdo cartoon of Muhammad that garnered criticism from Muslims.
The Metropolitan Police Force told MailOnline “Police were called by the London Ambulance Service at 15:34hrs on Sunday, 25 July to reports of an assault at Speakers’ Corner, W1.”
“Officers attended and found a woman suffering from a minor slash injury. She was treated by the LAS before being taken to a central London hospital.”
“A knife was recovered nearby. Officers from Westminster are working alongside the Royal Parks OCU to investigate and identify the man responsible.
“There have been no arrests and enquiries continue. Anyone with information is asked to call police via 101 quoting reference Cad 4376/25Jul.”
Charlie Hebdo is the satirical French comic that became the target of a horrific terrorist attack in January 2015 and has since become a major flashpoint for free speech campaigners and champions of western democracy. The comic’s significance is just as potent for Islamists – Charlie Hebdo has repeatedly published images of the prophet Muhammad.