Writer Salman Rushdie “stabbed in the neck” on stage in New York state

The author’s health condition Satanic Verses Currently unknown, according to the police, who announced the arrest of one of the suspects.

British writer Salman Rushdie’s controversial book “Satanic VersesHe had been made the target of a fatwa issued by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in 1989, and he was stabbed in the neck on Friday 12 August by a man at a conference in Western New York and his health isUnknownAccording to the police.

One of the suspects ran onto the stage (in the amphitheater) and attacked Rushdie and his interlocutor. Rushdie suffered an apparent neck injury after being stabbed and was airlifted to hospital by helicopter. His condition is not yet known.The New York State Police said in a statement, that the attacker was immediately arrested and detained.

The most horrific event that just happened at the Chutokoa Foundation – Salman Rushdie was attacked on stage. The runway has been evacuated“A witness wrote on social networks. Video images posted on social networks show spectators in the theater rushing onto the stage to help someone who was seen on the ground. According to a witness reported by the American media CNN, the suspect, a man in a black T-shirt, ran towards Conference venue to hit the writer.A few seconds after the incident, part of the audience was going to try to control the individual.The attack took place around 11 a.m. local time (5 p.m. in France).According to the comments of New York Gov. Cathy Hoshol reported by CNN, the Salman Rushdie is currently in hospital.urges“.

Boris Johnson”real estate»

Salman Rushdie, 75, was preparing to give a lecture at an amphitheater in Chautauqua, northwest New York, near Lake Erie that separates the United States from Canada. The person who was to give the floor to the writer was also”Minor head injury“According to the police. The Chutokwa Foundation, a cultural center, said in a statement that it “She was coordinating with law enforcement and rescue authorities to respond to the public after today’s attack on Salman RushdieWitnesses in the amphitheater, including journalists, tweeted that the hall wasevacuation“.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said,real estateby aggression. I am “Disgusted that Sir Salman Rushdie was stabbed in the exercise of a right we should never stop defendingBoris Johnson responded in a tweet on Twitter, referring to freedom of expression.

a “advisory opinion» request his assassination

Salman Rushdie, born in 1947 in Bombay, India, two months before its independence from the British Empire, is trying not to turn into the scandal caused by the publication of “Satanic Verses“that set fire to the Islamic world and led in 1989 to”advisory opinionHe asks about his assassination.

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My problem is that people still look at me from the perspective of a unique fatwa.This free thinker who wants to be a writer rather than an icon said a few years ago. Mais l’actualité – la montée en puissance de l’islam radical – n’a cessé de le ramener à ce qu’il a toujours été aux yeux de l’Occident: le symbole de la lutte contre l’obscurantisme religieux et pour la freedom of expression. Already in 2005, it was considered that “advisory opinionIt was a precursor to the September 11, 2001 attacks. Since then forced to live in bunkers and under police protection, he moved from bunker to bunker, calling himself Joseph Anton, in honor of his favorite authors, Joseph Conrad and Anton Chekhov. He had to face immense isolation, which increased after his separation from his wife, American novelist Marianne Wiggins, who “Verses…dedicated.

Settled in New York for a few years, Salman Rushdie has resumed his arched eyebrows, heavy eyelids, bald head, glasses and a beard – an almost normal life as he continues to advocate sarcasm and respect in his books.

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