Salman Rushdie Attacked: What Authors Wrote On Twitter. The British author Salman Rushdie was assaulted tonight on stage at a gathering in New York. The author had to go into hiding because of a fatwa that was issued against him because of his contentious writings.
Salman Rushdie was stabbed during the ceremony in Chautauqua County, as seen in video footage from the occasion, and attendees rushed to his aid.
Salman Rushdie Attacked: What Authors Wrote On Twitter. Many authors and creatives denounced the incident and expressed concern for Salman Rushdie’s rapid recovery.
William Dalrymple, the author, referred to it as a bad day for literature. “A dreadful day for literature, expression freedom, and writers worldwide. Poor Salman, I hope he doesn’t get wounded and gets well soon ” He said.
Stephen King, a prolific writer of suspense and horror books, expressed his hope for Salman Rushdie’s well-being in a statement.
The creator of “Unsane men seeking to violently police the world, Wajahat Ali tweeted, “Go Back To Where You Came From. Today, Salman Rushdie was stabbed. Yesterday’s FBI assault. With divisiveness, misinformation, and extremism becoming more prevalent, I worry that these acts of violence will just continue to worsen.”
With the publication of “Midnight Children,” which won the 1981 Booker Prize, Salman Rushdie first gained notoriety. But with “The Satanic Verses,” his name gained international recognition. Since 1988, the book has been prohibited in Iran because it is thought to be blasphemous by many Muslims.
He currently resides in New York and is an advocate for the right to free speech, most notably after the staff of the French satirical publication Charlie Hebdo was assassinated by Islamists in Paris in 2015.
Rushdie continues to be the target of threats and boycotts against literary events, and his 2007 knighthood triggered demonstrations in Iran and Pakistan, where a government minister claimed the honor justified suicide bombers.