Salman Rushdie Attacked on Stage At the Event

Salman Rushdie

Controversial author Salman Rushdie was attacked while attending an event in New York State. He received death threats for blasphemy because of Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses.

His Condition is Not Yet Known

The BBC quoted eyewitnesses as saying that 75-year-old India-born Rushdie was speaking at an event at the Chautauqua Institution when a man ran up to the stage and punched or stabbed him.

According to reports, amidst the panic of the audience, some people ran to the stage and managed to stop the attacker, while others rushed to the help of the writer, who had fallen on the stage.

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