Author Salman Rushdie was stabbed on Friday as he was about to lecture in western New York. The police said that Rushdie’s condition is not yet known.
Ahmed Salman Rushdie is an Indian-born novelist, who writes about connections, disruptions, and migrations between Eastern and Western civilizations, with many sets on the Indian subcontinent. His fourth novel, The Satanic Verses (1988), was the subject of controversy, provoking protests from Muslims. He has received many death threats and fatwa. Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the Supreme Leader of Iran has issued a fatwa in 1989. The British government provided Rushdie police protection. Since 2000, Rushdie has lived in the United States.
Salman Rushdie New York
Salman Rushdie was stabbed in the neck at an event in New York, US, on Friday. The New York State Police confirmed the stabbing and said he was taken to an area hospital by helicopter. The attacker is in custody, police said. Social media posts showed people rushing to his aid on stage at Chautauqua Institution, about 100 km from the city.
A person interviewed suffered minor head injuries in the attack. Salman Rushdie is now living in New York, he is an advocate of freedom of speech. He spent nearly a decade in hiding, moving houses repeatedly and being unable to tell his children where he lived.
Salman Rushdie Attack in New York
Salman Rushdie was attacked in New York by some unknown person when was about to give a lecture. A man storm the stage at the Chautauqua Institution and begin punching or stabbing Rushdie as he was being introduced, and the author was taken or fell to the floor, and the man was restrained, as per the report. Rabbi Charles Savenor was among the hundreds of people in the audience. Amid gasps, spectators were ushered out of the outdoor amphitheatre.
“This guy ran onto the platform and started pounding on Mr Rushdie. At first, you’re like, ‘What’s going on?’ And then it became abundantly clear in a few seconds that he was being beaten,” Savenor said. He said the attack lasted about 20 seconds.
Salman Rushdie Books
Rushdie’s second novel, Midnight’s Children (1981), won the Booker Prize in 1981. His fourth novel, The Satanic Verses (1988), was the subject of controversy, provoking protests from Muslims. Salman Rushdie’s famous books are Grimus, Midnight’s Children, Shame, The Satanic Verses, The Moor’s Last Sigh, The Ground Beneath Her Feet, Fury, Shalimar the Clown, The Enchantress of Florence, Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights, The Golden House (2017), Quichotte (2019), Haroun and the Sea of Stories (1990), Luka and the Fire of Life (2010).
Salman Rushdie Wife
Rushdie has married four times. Salman Rushdie’s first wife’s name was Clarissa Luard, his second wife’s name was Marianne Wiggins, his third wife was Elizabeth West and his fourth wife’s name is Padma Lakshmi. The last marriage ended on 2 July 2007. Since 2000, Rushdie has lived in the United States, mostly near Union Square in Lower Manhattan, New York City.