- Man attacked author Salman Rushdie
- Famous writer attacked in New York, USA
- Controversy over Salman Rushdie’s book for decades
Salman Rushdie Attack: Eminent English-language writer Salman Rushdie was attacked by a man during an event in New York, USA on Friday. Salman Rushdie was about to begin his lecture during an event at the Chautauqua Institute in western New York, when a man climbed onto the stage and punched or stabbed Rushdie, according to a correspondent for the Associated Press news agency. The author fell to the ground due to this sudden attack.
Controversy erupts over Rushdie’s book
As the assailant attacked Salman Rushdie on the stage, the security personnel present there controlled the man and took him into custody. Rushdie’s controversial book “The Satanic Verses” has been banned in Iran since 1988. Many Muslims believe that Rushdie has committed blasphemy through this book. New York Police said Salman Rushdie suffered a neck injury in a stage attack. Police said that he was taken by helicopter and admitted to the hospital.
Rushdie’s death sentence was issued
Not only this, the then supreme religious leader of Iran Ayatollah Ruhollah Khamenei had issued a fatwa for Rushdie’s death sentence regarding Rushdie’s controversial book The Satanic Verses. A reward of more than US$3 million was also offered for the person who killed Rushdie. Many Islamic leaders have issued a fatwa against him. Iran’s government has long distanced itself from Khamenei’s decree, but anti-Rushdie sentiment remains.
Author Salman Rushdie has been attacked as he was about to give a lecture in western New York
Indian-origin writers honored with the Booker Prize
Let us tell you that Salman Rushdie was born in Mumbai. Rushdie has been awarded the Booker Prize for writing books like ‘The Satanic Verses’ and ‘Midnight’s Children’. 75 years old Salman Rushdie has gained worldwide fame with his books. For his second novel ‘Midnight’s Children’, he was awarded the ‘Booker Prize’ in 1981 and ‘Best of the Bookers’ in 1983. Rushdie made his debut as a writer in 1975 with his first novel, Grimus.
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