Attack on British novelist Salman Rushdie
Published: শুক্রবার, আগস্ট ১২, ২০২২
Indian-origin British novelist Salman Rushdie, the author of ‘The Satanic Verses’, has been attacked. He was attacked while speaking on a stage in the US state of New York. The Booker Prize-winning author was being introduced to a lecture at the Shitoqua Institution on Friday when a man took to the stage and attacked him.
Witnesses said they saw a man running towards the stage, and when Salman introduced Rushdie, he either punched him or stabbed him. He was taken to the hospital immediately after the incident.
In a video posted online, some viewers can be seen rushing towards the stage. The people present there were reportedly able to stop the attacker. However, his actual condition is not known.
The entire auditorium was evacuated immediately after the incident. Police in New York said the attacker had been arrested. He is in police custody. Salman Rushdie is discussed and criticized for various reasons. In writing against him, the unjustified condemnation of Islam and Muslims and the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) – There are allegations of mischief. The Muslim world has expressed anger over his writings at various times.
Salman Rushdie is spending the last part of his 40-year-old writer’s life in a kind of hiding for security reasons. However, his writing did not stop, and he was not deprived of western patronage. In 2007, he was awarded the title of ‘Knighthood’ by the British Government.
International Desk, Friday, August 12, HBNews24.com.