Salman Rushdie Attacked : Famous writer Salman Rushdie has been attacked in New York City. During the event, Salman Rushdie was attacked with a knife on stage. Let us tell you that Salman Rushdie was stabbed and injured on stage before a lecture to be given at Chautauqua near Buffalo. Let us also tell you that Salman Rushdie has also been threatened with death from 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.
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Salman Rushdie continues to be treated in hospital
75-year-old Salman Rushdie was about to deliver a lecture at the event but before that the attacker attacked him with a knife, after which he was rushed to the hospital. The police have taken the attacker into custody. An eyewitness tweeted by Cars Level that an attempt was made to kill Salman Rushdie. Rushdie was stabbed several times before the attacker was caught by security forces. Some members from among the audience then went on stage.
Why was there a threat about the book The Satanic Verses?
Salman Rushdie, a British citizen of Indian origin, has been living in the US for the last 20 years. Salman Rushdie has also faced threats regarding his book The Satanic Verses. The book was banned in Iran in 1988 because of allegations of blasphemy against Islam. A reward was also placed on his head by the top Iranian leader.
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Salman Rushdie’s first Nobel came in 1975, for his Midnight’s Children which came in 1981, he also received the Booker Prize. This novel is about modern India. He has been out of the public eye after the controversy over his fourth book, The Satanic Verses. However, despite the threats, he wrote several novels in the 1990s. In 2007, he was awarded the title of Sir by Queen Elizabeth of England for his services to literature.
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