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.
Iran did not however condemn the assault of the writer, far from it © Atta Kenare / AFP US Iranian the day after The assault of Salman Rushdie, not condemning the Fatwa attack - Iran did not however condemn the assault of the writer, far from it
After three days of silence, Iran denied This Monday any involvement in the attack perpetrated in the United States against Salman Rushdie , by having the author of the "Satanic Verses", 33 years after the Ayatollah Khomeiny Condemant to death to death, . "We categorically denume" any link between the aggressor and Iran, and "no one has the right to accuse the Islamic Republic," said Nasser Kanani, spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in his conference as Weekly press.
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.
This is Tehran's first official reaction to the assault on Friday the 75-year-old British and American writer on the platform of an amphitheater of a cultural center in Chaattaqua, in the North- West of New York State. "In this attack, only Salman Rushdie and his supporters deserve to be blamed and even condemned," said the Iranian spokesman.
The United States denounces an incentive to violence
"by insulting the sacred principles of Islam and by crossing the red lines of more than a billion and a half of Muslims and all the followers of divine religions, Salman Rushdie S 'is exposed to people's anger and rage, "he added. Asked about this on Monday, the spokesman for the US State Department, Ned Price, "condemned" "abject, disgusting" remarks.
Events following Iran's fatwa against author Salman Rushdie
Events following Iran's fatwa against author Salman RushdieFollowing are some key events that followed that death edict - or fatwa - issued by Iran's Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini after the publication of Rushdie's 1988 novel "The Satanic Verses", which Khomeini deemed blasphemous to Islam.
"This language comes back to an incentive to violence," he said, stressing that "it is no secret that the Iranian regime has been central to threats to his life for years" . Hospitalized for serious injuries after the attack, Salman Rushdie is a little better according to his relatives. He is no longer on respiratory assistance and "the recovery path started," said her agent Andrew Wylie in a statement transmitted to the Washington Post.
Iran struggles to condemn
Salman Rushdie, born in 1947 in India in a family of non -practicing Muslim intellectuals, had caused anger in a part of the Muslim world with the publication in 1988 of the "Satanic verses", novel judged by The most rigorous as blasphemous with regard to the Koran and the Prophet Muhammad. The founder of the Islamic Republic issued in 1989 a Fatwa calling for the murder of Salman Rushdie, who lived years under police protection.
Reactions to the attack on writer Salman Rushdie
Reactions to the attack on writer Salman Rushdie(Reuters) -Here are reactions to Friday's attack on novelist Salman Rushdie.
The Ayatollah Khomeiny Fatwa against the writer has never been lifted and many of his translators have undergone attacks. Iranian foreign spokesperson deemed "completely contradictory" to "condemn on the one hand the action of the aggressor and absolve the action of the one who insults the sacred and Islamic things". The aggressor pleads not guilty
The alleged attacker, Hadi Matar, an American of Lebanese origin aged 24, was charged with "attempted murder and aggression". He pleaded "not guilty" by the voice of his lawyer. His mother told the Daily Mail website that he had returned "changed" and more religious from a trip in 2018 to Lebanon.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken tried on Sunday "abject" the way Iranian state media had reacted after the intellectual assault. The ultra -conservative daily Kayhan congratulated, in the person of the alleged assailant, a "courageous man and aware of his duty who attacked the apostate and the vicious Salman Rushdie". Javan, another ultra-conservative newspaper, wrote that it was a plot of the United States "probably wanted to spread Islamophobia in the world".
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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.