US: Assignment of Salman Rushdie: Biden condemns a "brutal attack"

Author Salman Rushdie attacked on lecture stage in New York

  Author Salman Rushdie attacked on lecture stage in New York CHAUTAUQUA, N.Y. (AP) — Salman Rushdie, the author whose writing led to death threats from Iran in the 1980s, was attacked and apparently stabbed in the neck Friday by a man who rushed the stage as he was about to give a lecture in western New York. A bloodied Rushdie, 75, was flown to a hospital. His condition was not immediately known. His agent, Andrew Wylie, said the writer was undergoing surgery, but he had no other details. An AssociatedA bloodied Rushdie, 75, was flown to a hospital. His condition was not immediately known. His agent, Andrew Wylie, said the writer was undergoing surgery, but he had no other details.

  Agression de Salman Rushdie : Biden condamne une « attaque brutale » © Yasin Ozturk / Anadolu Agency / Anadolu Agency via AFP

L e President of the United States Joe Biden condemned Saturday August 13 Brutal "the day before against the writer British and American Salman Rushdie who remained in a serious state after being violently stabbed during a conference in New York State. The president, in a press release, praised Salman Rushdie for his refusal "to be intimidated or silenced" and said with his wife Jill Biden "together with all the Americans and the peoples of the whole world pray for his health and his recovery ”.


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Author Salman Rushdie stabbed onstage before lecture in New York, on ventilator; suspect is from Bergen County, N.J.

  Author Salman Rushdie stabbed onstage before lecture in New York, on ventilator; suspect is from Bergen County, N.J. Author Salman Rushdie was attacked and stabbed onstage Friday as he geared up to deliver a lecture in western New York. Rushdie, 75, was on a ventilator Friday night, his agent, Andrew Wylie said. He has a damaged liver, severed nerves in one arm and is likely to lose an eye, the agent said. Rushdie was flown to a hospital in Erie, Pa., where he underwent surgery.Dr. Martin Haskell, one of the people one the scene who rushed to help, described the prolific and controversial author’s wounds as “serious but recoverable.”At the scene, cops arrested 24-year-old Hadi Matar of Fairview, N.J.

moreover, in the United States, online sales sites like Amazon have noticed an increase in orders For the VersessSataniques and a department head of the New York bookstore Strand Bookstore, Katie Silvernail, says that "people come to see what he wrote and know what we have in stock.

"His fight is ours, universal", launched President

Emmanuel Macron on Friday evening, while the secretary general of the UN Antonio Guterres declared himself "horrified". Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau denounced a "loose attack" on Saturday, and "affront to freedom of expression". British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he was "as well as Sir Salman Rushdie was stabbed while he was exercising a right that we should never stop defending". "Nothing justifies a fatwa, a death sentence," said Charlie Hebdo, a French satirical newspaper decimated by an Islamist attack in January 2015.

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Authors and friends rally and read for Salman Rushdie .
Friends and fellow authors speak out on Salman Rushdie's behalf during a rally on the steps of the main branch of the New York Public Library.Rushdie's condition has improved and, according to his literary agent, he has been removed from a ventilator.

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