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US Assignment of Salman Rushdie: Biden condemns a "brutal attack"

04:20  14 august  2022
04:20  14 august  2022 Source:   lepoint.fr

Salman Rushdie Attacked Onstage After Having Bounty in Place for Years

  Salman Rushdie Attacked Onstage After Having Bounty in Place for Years A reporter saw a man rush up to a stage and attack the author before he was expected to deliver a lecture in New York on Friday morning.According to the Associated Press, a reporter saw a man rush to the stage at the Chautauqua Institution and attack Rushdie. The man was reportedly restrained at the scene.

  Agression de Salman Rushdie : Biden condamne une « attaque brutale » © Yasin Ozturk / Anadolu Agency / Anadolu Agency via AFP

L e President of the United States Joe Biden condemned Saturday August 13 Brutal "the day before against the writer British and American Salman Rushdie who remained in a serious state after being violently stabbed during a conference in New York State. The president, in a press release, praised Salman Rushdie for his refusal "to be intimidated or silenced" and said with his wife Jill Biden "together with all the Americans and the peoples of the whole world pray for his health and his recovery ”.


Video: Gala Video - Salman Rushdie stabbed: “News are not good” for the writer (Dailymotion)

What is a fatwa? Salman Rushdie's backstory moves center stage after attack

  What is a fatwa? Salman Rushdie's backstory moves center stage after attack A fatwa was issued against Salman Rushdie in 1989 over his book 'The Satanic Verses.' But what is a fatwa and how has it affected his life and career?That death sentence — a fatwa — had immediate effects on Rushdie's life, spurring him into hiding for the better part of 10 years and dogging him and others around him who were related to the publication of the book.

moreover, in the United States, online sales sites like Amazon have noticed an increase in orders For the VersessSataniques and a department head of the New York bookstore Strand Bookstore, Katie Silvernail, says that "people come to see what he wrote and know what we have in stock.

"His fight is ours, universal", launched President

Emmanuel Macron on Friday evening, while the secretary general of the UN Antonio Guterres declared himself "horrified". Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau denounced a "loose attack" on Saturday, and "affront to freedom of expression". British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he was "as well as Sir Salman Rushdie was stabbed while he was exercising a right that we should never stop defending". "Nothing justifies a fatwa, a death sentence," said Charlie Hebdo, a French satirical newspaper decimated by an Islamist attack in January 2015.

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