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Watch: ‘Satanic Verses’ author Salman Rushdie attacked with knife on stage

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The novelist was about to speak in New York when he was stabbed.

Author Salman Rushdie was attacked on Friday in New York State, while preparing to give a lecture. Video from the event shows security swarming the stage and Rushdie lying on the ground. Initial reports said he was stabbed. The attacker has been arrested.

Rushdie, 75, was preparing to give a speech at the Chautauqua Institution. Unverified photos circulating on social media show the Indian-born British-American novelist being taken away in an ambulance.

“Rushdie suffered an apparent stab wound to the neck,” the New York State Police said in a statement said. He was airlifted by helicopter to a local hospital.

Authorities have not yet identified the assailant. Major outlets have speculated the attack could be related to the 1989 fatwa declared by Iran’s late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, offering a bounty on Rushdie’s head for his novel ‘The Satanic Verses,’ declared blasphemous in the Islamic Republic.

While Iran has officially backtracked from the fatwa, an Iranian religious foundation offered a $3.3 million bounty for Rushdie in 2012.

 

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  1. Do not underestimate the desire of the deep state to topple the Iranian government. There were many false flag operations of the deep state in Syria and many other middle east countries. Cunning Intelligence Agency.

    We all think Dalai lama as a “spritual” person but he was paid by Cunning Intelligence Agency in the past; see https://archive.ph/JL4X7#selection-769.405-769.519. Main stream media is projecting him differently to us for decades. Media personalities, politicians and others claim to meet the “spiritual” leader as part of the “Truman Show”.

  2. I hope he recovers.

    Not sure what his book is about really but I do remember as a young unI student hearing about him coming to our campus (would have been maybe ‘87 or ‘88???) and there was a big hoo ha about him speaking. Protests etc. I don’t know if he actually spoke in the end or not???/

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