When Salman Rushdie was being introduced by the organizers of an event he attended, a man with a sharp object climbed onto the stage and pounced on him, began to stab and beat him.
The people who came to your conference that was about to begin, they could see how the writer was knocked down and later fell to the stage of the Chautauqua Institution, in New York.
Salman RushdieWho is the author of the book “The Satanic Verses”at the time it was in the public eye because Iran in 1989 ordered to kill him for the writings he had made, however this act was not consummated.
Details on the attack on the “enemy” of Iran
Various videos circulate on social networks of the attack on the writerboth of the minutes during and after this event, as well as photographs of the paramedics taking him away on a stretcher.
#BREAKING: Indian born author Salman Rushdie stabbed on stage at an event in New York. Attacker arrested by the Police. Rushdie has faced death threats from Islamists since years after writing The Satanic Verses. The event where he was attacked was by @chq. pic.twitter.com/56o13hFNHg
— Aditya Raj Kaul (@AdityaRajKaul)
August 12, 2022
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Salman Rushdie stabbed
The status of the Rushdiethe only thing we have is what the spokesman for the Chautauqua Institutewho was the only one who spoke to the media, said:
“We are dealing with an emergency situation. I cannot share any more details at this time”
About the conflict between Iran and Rushdie, we inform you that Rushdie’s book “The Satanic Verses”, it is banned in iran since 1988, as many Muslims consider it blasphemous.
A year after the publication of the writing, the then leader of Iran, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, issued a fatwa, or edict, calling for Rushdie’s deatha reward of more than 3 million dollars for anyone who killed him.
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