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Author Salman Rushdie was stabbed in the neck on stage in New York state

Teacher’s health Satanic Verses is currently “unknown,” according to police who announced the arrest of a suspect.

British writer Salman Rushdieincluding controversial work”Satanic VersesHe was stabbed in the neck by a man at a conference in Western New York on Friday, August 12, making him the target of a fatwa by Iranian Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in 1989 and his conditionI do not know“, according to police.

His condition is now stableI do not knowThe New York State Police (NYSP) said, but Governor Cathy Hochul British author “living“. Around 11 a.m. (5 p.m. in France), “A suspect rushes onto the stage (an amphitheater) and attacks (Salman) Rushdie and the interviewer. Salman Rushdie sustained a neck injury in the stabbing and was airlifted to hospital.“, the NYSP announced in a press release, noting that the assailant was immediately arrested and taken into custody.

During a press conference, Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul praised “Decades of powerful truth-telling (…) someone fearlessly expressed herself despite threats throughout her adult life.“. Salman Rushdie, 75, was preparing to give a literary lecture at an amphitheater in Chautauqua, in northwestern New York state, near Lake Erie, which separates the United States from Canada.Slight head injury“, according to police.

A cultural center, the Chautauqua Institute, which “Coordinated with law enforcement and emergency services to respond to the public following today’s attack on Salman Rushdie“. Witnesses in the amphitheater, including journalists, said on Twitter that the room was very quick.”empty“. Photos and videos posted on social networks show audience members rushing to the stage to help someone found on the ground, surrounded by many others.

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Great loneliness

Salman Rushdie, born in Bombay on June 19, 1947, set the Muslim world on fire by publishing, two months before India’s independence.Satanic Verses“, leading Iranian Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini to publish in 1989 a “FatwaAsking for his assassination. So the teacher was forced to go into hiding and live under police protection. He had to deal with loneliness compounded by his estrangement from his wife, the American novelist Marianne Wiggins.dialogues…are dedicated.

Having settled in New York for a few years, Salman Rushdie – arched eyebrows, heavy eyelids, bald head, glasses and beard – began a more or less normal life, preserving the satire and irreverence of his books. But “FatwaMany translators of his book were injured or killed in the attacks, such as the Japanese Hitoshi Igarashi, who was the victim of multiple stab wounds in 1991.Thirty years have passed“However, he said in the fall of 2018.”Everything is fine now. I was 41 years old then (fatwa), now I am 71 years old. We live in a world where issues of concern change very quickly. There are many other reasons to fear, others to kill…“.

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Knighted by the Queen of England in 2007, much to the dismay of Muslim extremists, this master of magical realism, a man of immense culture who calls himself apolitical, has written fifteen novels, young adult stories, short stories and experiments in English. . The British Prime Minister said to himself.LandedOccupy Friday. i”We are appalled to see Sir Salman Rushdie stabbed while exercising a right“Boris Johnson mentions freedom of expression in a tweet. PEN America, the world’s association for the protection of writers, told itself “Shock and horror“Its president Suzanne Nosal revealed that Salman Rushdie had written to propose to her on Friday morning”.Help for Ukrainian writers“.