Salman Rushdie, the author whose writing led to death threats from Iran in the 1980s, was attacked and apparently stabbed in the neck Friday by a man who rushed the stage as he was about to give a lecture in western New York
Rushdie’s book “The Satanic Verses” has been banned in Iran since 1988, as many Muslims consider it to be blasphemous. A bounty of over $3 million has also been offered for anyone who kills Rushdie.
Joshua Goodman / APUpdated: August 12, 2022 12:59 PM EDT | Originally published: August 12, 2022 11:35 AM EDT(CHAUTAUQUA, N.Y.) — Salman Rushdie, the author whose writing led to death threats from Iran in the 1980s, was attacked and apparently stabbed in the neck Friday by a man who rushed the stage as he was about to give a lecture in western New York.
An Associated Press reporter witnessed a man confront Rushdie on stage at the Chautauqua Institution and begin punching or stabbing him 10 to 15 times as he was being introduced. The 75-year-old author was pushed or fell to the floor, and the man was arrested.
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Oh so it's HIS fault a Islamic extremist tried to kill him? The all powerful vapour-based deity failed to do his own dirty work again? World beware. India saw this 25 years ago in the Hindus exodus in Their own land. Our own wrote it off back then in favor of Pakistan jehadist. If this is happening in US today think how much radicalized folks are here and what next. Awake arise now before it’s too late!
Since the JCPOA negotiations between Iran and the US reached a critical stage, these 'terror operations?!' (read false flags) have been carried out (All in US): 1. Planning to assassinate Masih Alinjad 2.The plan to kill Bolton, Pompeo... 3. Attack on Salman Rushdie !!!! 👇 Freedom. Of. Speech. No more islam, enough.
An Iranian agent tries to kill Rushdie right after the nuclear codes are taken from Trump. 2+2=4. religion of peace ¯\\_(ツ)_/¯ Throw the douchebag that stabbed him in jail for the rest of his life. We have way too many crazies in the US right now and need to start locking them up. Sick people attacking a writer, Iran involvement is all over this
Can we give a huge thank you to all the brave men who stopped Hadi Matar. Apparently upto 5 men?, seemingly without fear for their own safety, jumped and held the attacker. It takes real bravery to face down a frenzied knife attacker. Good for them! Come on! No way is security not on the stage in the wings next to Rushdie before he comes out and stays near
Salman Rushdie: Author stabbed at event in New York stateThe author Salman Rushdie is being treated in hospital after he was stabbed on stage at an event in upstate New York. siobhankennedy4 reports.
I am saddened by news of this attack by a warped individual. Salman is in my thoughts and prayers. May he pull through. And yet, USA & EU are still interested in making a deal with IR... That's what you do when someone questions your idiology and you don't have an answer! What a shame to mention Iran's name here. Not that S. Rushdi is innocent, that he is a West & Zionist propaganda agent, like many. Khomeini's Fatwa was not the first Fatwa, but one of the last after his stupidity in assaulting other people's beliefs, never followed up by Iran.
There’s that ‘tiny minority’ again. Threat with no expiry date . Being passed over generation . Awful . Yes, I saw it this morning. Simply horrible. I hope Salman Rushdie can make it through the night. Otherwise, we will have another murderer from Iran having destroyed a beacon of freedom and free speech. Religious fanaticism is a curse on all of us.
It should now be called “The Will Smith Stage Attack Copycat Syndrome”; after Chris Rock its attacked Dave Chapelle, Shinzo Abe and Salman Rushdie. security non existent
Salman Rushdie stabbed in the neck while on stage at an event in New York StateNew York State police said: “Rushdie suffered an apparent stab wound to the neck and was transported by helicopter to an area hospital. His condition is not yet known.” The religion of peace.
Salman Rushdie 'on a ventilator and may lose an eye' after being stabbed while on stage at New York eventSir Salman Rushdie is 'on a ventilator and may lose an eye' after being stabbed in the neck and abdomen ahead of an event in upstate New York. Religion of peace my arse Stay strong Salman Oh well
Police name 'lone knifeman' accused of stabbing Salman Rushdie in the neckBREAKING: Police have identified the suspect in the stabbing of novelist Sir Salman Rushdie. Hadi Matar, 24, of Fairview, New Jersey, was taken into custody by the New York State Patrol Usual suspects 😆
Sir Salman Rushdie: Satanic Verses author stabbed in neck and abdomen at event in New YorkAuthor Sir Salman Rushdie has been stabbed at least once in the neck and once in the abdomen while on stage at an event in New York state Meanwhile Biden administration can’t wait to sign the deal with Iranian government and we all know whose behind these attacks in us against us citizens Should the UK adopt the 2nd amendment to prevent this type of violence Stop importing 7th Century savages
Salman Rushdie: Eyewitness describes ‘horrific’ attack on author'We thought we were going to hear Salman Rushdie talk about the importance of free speech… and instead we saw the unfolding of a vicious attack.' An eyewitness to the stabbing of Salman Rushdie describes the 'horrific' scenes to KrishGM. krishgm Jayziz krishgm Seems like we have a bit of a choice to make. Free speech and at least one of the world's 'great' religions may not be very compatible. Need to decide really quite soon just how important free speech is to us. krishgm A religion that puts an open hit contract on someone that offends them... Wow.
By Joshua Goodman / AP Updated: August 12, 2022 12:59 PM EDT | Originally published: August 12, 2022 11:35 AM EDT (CHAUTAUQUA, N.The 75-year-old writer had been subjected to death threats by Iran in the 1980s – when Ayatollah Khomeini declared his works to be blasphemous.August 12, 2022 Witnesses said he was able to walk off stage with assistance.Listen to this article Loading audio.
Y.) — Salman Rushdie, the author whose writing led to death threats from Iran in the 1980s, was attacked and apparently stabbed in the neck Friday by a man who rushed the stage as he was about to give a lecture in western New York. The attack took place at an event at the Chautauqua Institution in the west of New York state. An Associated Press reporter witnessed a man confront Rushdie on stage at the Chautauqua Institution and begin punching or stabbing him 10 to 15 times as he was being introduced. A man, thought to be the attacker, was restrained at the scene and later led away by police. The 75-year-old author was pushed or fell to the floor, and the man was arrested.. Rushdie was taken by helicopter to a hospital, state police said. Sir Salman's agent Andrew Wylie told the publication the news was "not good," adding that the nerves in Sir Salman's arm were severed in the attack and his liver was "stabbed and damaged".
His condition was not immediately known. Iran’s current government has distanced itself from the fatwa and threats of violence against him but he still faces widespread anger over his writing. Rabbi Charles Savenor was among the hundreds of people in the audience. Amid gasps, spectators were ushered out of the outdoor amphitheater. “This guy ran on to platform and started pounding on Mr. Hope he recovers from this. Rushdie.” In a press conference held in Jamestown, New York, police officials alleged the suspect jumped on stage and stabbed the writer at least once in the neck and once in the abdomen.
At first you’re like, ‘What’s going on?’ And then it became abundantly clear in a few seconds that he was being beaten,” Savenor said. He said the attack lasted about 20 seconds. Hitoshi Igarashi, who translated The Satanic Verses into Japanese for Rushdie, was stabbed to death on the campus where he taught literature. 10 Questions for Salman Rushdie from 2010 A bloodied Rushdie was quickly surrounded by a small group of people who held up his legs, presumably to send more blood to his chest. Rushdie has been a prominent spokesman for free expression and liberal causes. He is a former president of PEN America, which said it was “reeling from shock and horror” at the attack. In Turkey, the book’s translator, Aziz Nesin, was the target of an arson attack on a hotel that killed 37. He was attacked as he was preparing to deliver a lecture at the event.
“We can think of no comparable incident of a public violent attack on a literary writer on American soil,” CEO Suzanne Nossel said in a statement. “Salman Rushdie has been targeted for his words for decades but has never flinched nor faltered,” she added. His 1988 book “The Satanic Verses” was viewed as blasphemous by many Muslims. Often-violent protests against Rushdie erupted around the w world, including a riot that killed 12 people in Mumbai. The novel was banned in Iran, where the late leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini issued a 1989 fatwa, or edict, calling for Rushdie’s death.".
A bounty of over $3 million has also been offered for anyone who kills Rushdie. The death threats and bounty led Rushdie to go into hiding under a British government protection program, including a round-the-clock armed guard. Rushdie emerged after nine years of seclusion and cautiously resumed more public appearances, maintaining his outspoken criticism of religious extremism overall. Iran’s government has long since distanced itself from Khomeini’s decree, but anti-Rushdie sentiment has lingered. The Index on Censorship, an organization promoting free expression, said money was raised to boost the reward for his killing as recently as 2016, underscoring that the fatwa for his death still stands.
In 2012, Rushdie published a memoir, “Joseph Anton,” about the fatwa. The title came from the pseudonym Rushdie had used while in hiding. Rushdie rose to prominence with his Booker Prize-winning 1981 novel “Midnight’s Children,” but his name became known around the world after “The Satanic Verses.” The Chautauqua Institution, about 55 miles southwest of Buffalo in a rural corner of New York, is known for its summertime lecture series. Rushdie has spoken there before.
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