JK Rowling and Stephen King were among the authors and notable faces expressing their skepticism after Sir Salman Rushdie was stabbed on stage in New York state.
he is a 75-year-old British-Indian author, whose writings led to death threats from Iran in the 1980s, was giving a lecture at the Chautauqua Institute when the incident left a mark on him. obvious stab in the neck.
When he was flown to the hospital by helicopter, with his condition unclear, several authors took to social media to speak of their shock following the “horrific” incident.
Rowling, the author of Harry Potter, said on Twitter: “Horrifying news.
“I feel very sick right now. Let him be okay.”
Prime Minister Boris Johnson tweeted: “Horrible that Sir Salman Rushdie was stabbed in the exercise of a right we should never stop defending.
“My thoughts are with his loved ones right now. We all hope he’s okay.”
Famous American author of horror and fantasy novels King said: “I hope Salman Rushdie is okay.”
Empireland journalist and author Sathnam Sanghera tweeted: “Midnight’s Children passage in my final exam. Posters of The Moor’s Last Sigh have been plastered on the wall of my (conceited) student bedroom. Quote from Satanic Verses opens Empireland.
“A lot of British Asian writers wouldn’t be writers without him. Let’s pray he’s well.”
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TV chef Nigella Lawson wrote: “This is horrible. I am distraught. Please, let him be okay.”
Several political figures also shared their shock, as photos emerged from the Associated Press showing Sir Salman lying on his back with first responders crouched.
Sir Salman’s book The Satanic Verses has been banned in Iran since 1988, as many Muslims consider it blasphemous, and its publication prompted then-Iranian leader Ayatollah Khomeini to make a statement. called for his execution.
Conservative Party hopeful Rishi Sunak said on Twitter: “Shocked to hear of the Salman Rushdie attack in New York.
“A fighter for freedom of speech and freedom of the arts. He is in our thoughts tonight. “
Home Secretary Priti Patel said: “Freedom of expression is a value we hold dear and attempts to undermine it are not tolerated.”
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps tweeted: “Shocked to hear that @SalmanRushdie has been stabbed in New York. Free speech is the foundation of all strong democracies. Thoughts with him and his family. “
Shadow’s foreign affairs secretary, David Lammy of Labour, also wrote: “This is appalling. Salman Rushdie is a man’s lion and an incredibly talented author.
“Praying him for a full recovery and for his cowardly attacker to be brought to justice.”
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