Video shows author Salman Rushdie being attacked on stage – NEWSLY
Video shows author Salman Rushdie being attacked on stage – NEWSLY

Video shows author Salman Rushdie being attacked on stage – NEWSLY

Rushdie was airlifted to a hospital, state police said. His condition is not yet known.

By: Express Web Desk

Author Salman Rushdie is treated after being attacked during a lecture Friday, Aug. 12, 2022, at the Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, N.Y. (AP Photo/Joshua Goodman)

Author Salman Rushdie was attacked and apparently stabbed on Friday by a man who rushed the stage as Rushdie was about to give a lecture in western New York. Rushdie has received repeated death threats from Iran since the 1980s for his writing.

Read More :   At least 3 dead, 2 injured in multi-vehicle crash in Rialto – San Bernardino Sun

Rushdie was airlifted to a hospital, police said, adding that his condition was not yet known. Spectators were brought out of the amphitheater into the open air.

Watch the video here:

Rushdie’s novel The Satanic Verses was banned in Iran, where the late leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini issued a fatwa, or edict, in 1989 calling for Rushdie’s death.

Read More :   Gopuff is cutting 10% of its global workforce and closing 76 US warehouses