On Friday, Salman Rushdie was stabbed on stage while addressing a seminar while giving a lecture in western New York. The writer is a diaspora novelist famous for his controversial takes on religion and culture. He faced major backlash and even encountered death threats in the 1980s from Iran because of his novel The Satanic Verses.
Hundreds of people eager to listen to Rushdie’s lecture gasped collectively at the sight of the savage attack and were later evacuated from the hall. Rushdie was about to discuss his views on “the United States as a haven for exiled writers and other artists and as a home for freedom of creative expression.”
According to other reports, Rushdie is now stable after being stabbed in the neck 12 to 15 times. Click on HERE to verify the aftermath of the incident at the New York institution.
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