Renowned author Salman Rushdie was attacked in New York, got injured

Writer Salman Rushdie has been fatally attacked during an event in New York. The attacker injured Salman Rushdie by stabbing him with knives. It is being said that this attack on the author has been done for writing his book 'The Satanic Verses'.

Aug 13, 2022 - 02:54
Aug 13, 2022 - 10:21
Renowned author Salman Rushdie was attacked in New York, got injured

Famous English writer Salman Rushdie has been attacked in New York, USA. Writer Salman Rushdie was attacked by a man during an event in New York on Friday. The attacker also punched Salman Rushdie. 75-year-old Salman Rushdie was supposed to deliver a lecture at the event. Salman Rushdie, who was injured in the attack, was immediately taken to the hospital. According to an Associated Press reporter, a man suddenly stormed the stage during the event.

According to New York police, the attack on author Salman Rushdie ahead of a speech event at the Chautauqua Institute is investigating. The writer was fatally assaulted while on stage for the CHQ 2022 event before giving a lecture on Friday morning. When Rushdie arrived on stage to deliver his address, he began stabbing the author. The author fell to the ground due to this sudden attack. The attacker has been taken into custody.

Salman Rushdie has also been threatened with death by Iran for writing the book 'The Satanic Verses'. Salman Rushdie's book The Satanic Verses has been banned in Iran since 1988 because many Muslims consider it blasphemy. In this regard, the then supreme religious leader of Iran, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khamenei, issued a fatwa for the death penalty for Rushdie. The fatwa said that whoever killed Salman Rushdie would be given a reward of more than $3 million. In such a situation, on Friday, 33 years after receiving the threat, Rushdie was stabbed on a stage in New York.

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