Salman Rushdie Attacked: Author Salman Rushdie was fatally attacked in New York, injured by stabbing him with knives

Publish Date: 13 Aug, 2022 |

Writer Salman Rushdie was stabbed to death on stage ahead of a lecture at Chautauqua, near Buffalo, New York. Salman Rushdie has also been threatened with death by Iran for writing the book 'The Satanic Verses'. In such a situation, on Friday, 33 years after receiving the threat, Rushdie was stabbed on a stage in New York. Rushdie was taken by helicopter to the hospital. Trauma center has been admitted. He was stabbed in the neck with a knife. One person has been taken into custody.

Many Fatwas issued against Salman Rushdie

A reward of more than US$3 million was also offered for the person who killed Rushdie. Many Islamic leaders have issued a fatwa against him. Iran's government has long distanced itself from Khamenei's decree, but anti-Rushdie sentiment remains among the people. Iran's government has long distanced itself from Khomeini's decree, but anti-Rushdie sentiment persisted. In 2012, a semi-official Iranian religious foundation increased the reward for Rushdie from $2.8 million to $3.3 million.

New York governor’s comment on the situation

The interviewer has suffered a minor head injury. The suspect was taken into custody. New York Governor Cathy Hochul said she was alive and had been taken to a safe place. The event moderator was also attacked. He is getting the necessary care at a local hospital.

Many celebrities have expressed concern by tweeting about the attack on Salman Rushdie. Writer Taslima Nasreen tweeted, "I just learned that Salman Rushdie was attacked in New York. I am really shocked. I never thought this would happen. He has been living in the West and has protected him since 1989. If they are attacked then anyone who criticizes Islam can be attacked. I am worried."


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