Sir Salman Rushdie was ‘beaten or stabbed’ at a lecture in New York.


Controversial author sir Salman Rushdie was attacked while attempting to give a lecture in western New York.

Mr. Salmanwhose writing led to death threats Iran in the 1980s, was presented on the stage at the Chautauqua Institution when the incident occurred on Friday.

An Associated Press reporter saw a man rush the stage and began hitting or stabbing the author as he was being introduced. Sir Salman was then either taken or fell to the ground and the man was held.

Sir Salman’s book The Satanic Verses has been banned in Iran since 1988 because it is considered blasphemous by many Muslims.

A year later, the late Iranian leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini issued a fatwa, or edict, calling for Sir Salman’s death. Sir Salman Rushdie was ‘beaten or stabbed’ at a lecture in New York.

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