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Indian-born British writer Salman Rushdie was attacked in New York. reports citing foreign media that the writer was attacked by an unknown person while going on stage to give a lecture at the Chautauqua Institute. The person who beat Rushdi also had a knife in his hand.

According to the New York Police Department, the writer was stabbed in the neck. He was taken to the hospital by helicopter. There is no further information about Rushdi's condition.

It should be recalled that Rushdie's novel "Satan's Verses" written in 1989 caused sharp protests by Muslims. Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khomeini issued a fatwa to kill Rushdie. In 2012, the religious fund of Iran set a reward of 3.3 million dollars for the murder of the writer.

2022.08.12 / 23:43
Tural Azimzadeh
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