British Christian street preacher stabbed by Muslim, Pelosi orders Capitol Police to arrest people not wearing masks, South African gold medal swimmer gives God the glory

It’s Friday, July 30th, A.D. 2021. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at I’m Adam McManus.

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British Christian street preacher stabbed by Muslim

On Sunday, July 25th, in rainy London, England, a Muslim man stabbed a 5’2”-tall Christian female street preacher named Hatun Tash.  The attacker’s blade struck her once in the forehead above her right eye and then on her wrist as she put her arms up to defend herself.  The man used considerable force, so the stabbing could have been deadly. It all took place at Speakers’ Corner in Hyde Park, reports Pastor Mark Durie.

WITNESS: “Somebody call the ambulance, bro.”

WITNESS 2: “You don’t have any right to do this! You don’t have any right to do this!”

WITNESS 3: “You are sick people! Sick!”

WITNESS 2: “You don’t have any right to do this. I don’t care. You don’t attack women.”

WITNESS 3: “This is what Islam has brought to Britain.”

After the Muslim attacker stabbed her twice, Christian brothers grabbed the knife out of his hand and the knifeman ran away as they rushed to her aid.  Tash collapsed from the shock.

WITNESS 4: “Sister. Oh, she’s not awake. Hello? Sister?”

Speakers’ Corner is a place where anyone can turn up, get up on a soap box, and deliver their message to whomever will listen. In recent decades, this spot has become a place where Christians and Muslims discuss, Sunday by Sunday, the claims of Christianity and Islam. Hatun Tash, director of Defend Christ, Critique Islam Ministries, is a regular there, taking the apologetic challenge to Muslims.

In her own words, Tash explained what happened.

TASH: “On Sunday, at Speakers’ Corner, I got attacked by an individual with a knife.”

WITNESS: “Oh, woah, woah, woah!”

TASH: “I arrived at Speakers’ Corner, like every other Sunday. Suddenly, when I turned around, I noticed people are running, chasing behind someone.”

WITNESS: “What happened?”

(sound of police siren)

TASH: “I was bleeding. I got a knife attack. I am okay — by God’s grace. I had pieces of knife left in my clothes. I think that that knife is broken. I would say, ‘I’m here because it wasn’t my time. God has been gracious to me and He wanted me to stay in this world a little bit longer.’

“Speakers’ Corner, I think, is a great place for all of us to go and practice our freedom of speech. I am Christian. And if you go to Speakers’ Corner, you will see Muslim missionaries. So that is a platform for me to preach the glorious Gospel. That is platform for me to keep Islam accountable.”

Tash explained what Islam teaches about the Quran.

TASH: “Islam teaches that: ‘There is only one Quran, perfectly preserved, dot by dot, letter by letter, sound, by sound, word by word. Wherever you go around the world, it’s exactly the same. Allah gave it to Mohammed through Angel Gabriel. Mohammed delivered it to people. It has been written, and it never changed because Allah promises in Surah 15:9, he is going to protect the book.’”

Tash raised reasons for doubt in the Muslim mind, and then transitions to a presentation about Christianity.

TASH: “In the academic circle, it is very well known that there are different Arabic Qurans. But that information never been passed in Islam, that causes billions of people today to stay in Islam. Because their fathers, their mothers, their imams all told them there is only one Quran. They never heard the alternative.

“God has been gracious. Today, we’ve got 37 different Arabic Qurans. In 2016, we had 26. Today, we have 37. So, once they’ve been exposed to the idea that there is more than one Quran, it is causing people to give up Islam. Because they’re hunting for the Eternal Word of God, perfect and preserved, unchanged.

“From that, it is very easy for Christian evangelists to point people to the Lord Jesus Christ. Lord Jesus Christ is identified as the eternal Word of God. He is unchanged. He is uncorrupted, He is the perfect Word of God. So, it’s good way to kind of link them and then have Muslims to come to Christ.”

Pastor Jay Davis, a colleague of hers, explained what happened when Tash regained consciousness.

DAVIS: “Once she started standing up, God bless her, as we know Hatun does all the time, she started preaching the Gospel. Just saying, ‘Come on Muslims, you need to repent. You need Jesus Christ.’ What a brave soul we’ve got and what an enormously courageous woman we have on our team. I’m so proud of the fact that rather than sit there and use hate, she just said, ‘Listen, Muslims, you can do better than that. Come on home to Jesus Christ!”

James 1:12 says, “Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love Him.”

Pelosi orders Capitol Police to arrest people not wearing masks

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ordered U.S. Capitol Police to arrest visitors and staff who refuse to wear a COVID mask on the House side of the Capitol complex. That’s according to a memo obtained by Republican Congresswoman Kat Cammack of Florida, reports Fox News.

Police were also advised not to arrest members of Congress for failing to wear masks, but to report the lawmakers’ noncompliance to the House sergeant-at-arms. House members have been subjected to fines starting at $500 for skirting COVID mask rules.

Congresswoman Cammack said police she’s spoken to are “very uncomfortable” with this new directive which she described as “tyrannical.”

USA gymnast Suni Lee claims the Olympic gold

(audio of Olympic theme song)

When U.S.A. superstar gymnast Simone Biles relinquished her gymnastics all-around crown, stepping aside to care for her own mental health, it turned one of the Olympics signature events into a wide-open race, reports the San Antonio Express-News.

And it was Suni” Lee, age 18, the youngest member of the U.S. gymnastics team and a recent high-school graduate from St. Paul, who claimed Biles’ throne.

With Biles sitting in the stands and cheering for Lee, the drama mounted going into the final rotation: the floor exercise. Lee was in first, but Brazils Rebeca Andrade was close behind. But when Andrade stepped out of bounds twice on her floor routine, the gold was Lee’s. She fought back tears as the cameras zoomed in on her.

Lee said, “This doesn’t even feel like real life.”

The fifth consecutive all-around title for the United States came with the narrowest margin of victory, just .135.

Lee thought about quitting the sport. Her father John fell from a ladder in 2019 and is paralyzed from the chest down and in a wheelchair. She had her own injuries, including breaking a foot during the pandemic. She had a close relative die from COVID. She was unmotivated. But she kept going. And now she’s the champion.

South African gold medal swimmer gives God the glory

In other Olympic news, Tatjana Schoenmaker, age 24, a swimmer from South Africa, is attributing her success to God after setting a new record in the women’s 200-meter breaststroke on Wednesday, reports

Throughout all her competitions in the Tokyo Olympics, Schoenmaker has worn a green cap with a white cap underneath proclaiming her Christian faith. The white cap features an image of a blue Jesus fish and the phrase “Soli Deo Gloria” which means “Glory to God Alone.”

1 Corinthians 10:31 says, “Whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.”


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