Is Salman Rushdie Dead? Author Stabbed By An Attacker While He Was On Stage
Salman Rushdie was stabbed in Chautauqua Institution while he was on “Fatwa” and it is not confirmed whether he is dead or alive.
An assailant seized the stage just after Salman Rushdie’s introduction at the literary event that took place on Friday in upstate New York. The author has received death threats as a result of his writing, and this attack comes after one of those threats.
The assailant then proceeded to assault or stab Salman Rushdie, who was on his way to give a talk at the Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, New York, which is located around 75 miles south of Buffalo.
As a result of the attack, Rushdie was knocked unconscious and went through a stage barrier. People who talked to the Washington Post said they saw blood on the author’s hand.
Is Salman Rushdie Dead? What Happened? A Stabbing Attack On Stage
There has been no official announcement of the death of Sulman Rushdie after the deadly stabbing on Chautauqua but he is in critical condition.
At a gathering in New York City, where there was a large crowd present, author Salman Rushdie was attacked with a knife as he was speaking in front of the audience as reported by mirror.co.uk.
The author of Satanic Verses was reportedly stabbed several times before the packed theater was cleared out. The witnesses were so upset that they called the event the “most horrific event” they had ever seen.
After the controversial book that Salman Rushdie wrote and published in 1988, Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini issued a fatwa against Mr. Rushdie, which called for the author’s death.
After being assaulted this afternoon at the Chautauqua Institution, the condition of the author, who is 75 years old, is unknown at this time.
The amphitheater was cleared out quickly following the stabbing, and the suspect is believed to be in the custody of the police at this time.
As Salman Rushdie was being introduced to the audience, eyewitnesses claim that a guy jumped up onto the stage and attacked him.
Is Salman Rushdie Killer Suspect Arrested?
Yes, the suspect has been arrested.
While Salman Rushdie was being introduced at the Chautauqua Institution, a correspondent from the Associated Press saw a man storm the platform and start hitting and stabbing him while he was being announced. The author was either carried to the floor or fell there, while the other man was arrested.
An eyewitness tweeted, “A truly terrible thing has just occurred at # Chautauquainstitution: Salman Rushdie was assaulted as he was speaking at # Chq2022.
A further user of Twitter stated: On stage at the Chautauqua Institution, Salmon Rushdie was just recently attacked with many stab wounds.
Death Threats Against Salman Rushdie for Writing Novel
The novel “The Satanic Verses”, written by Salman Rushdie, has been considered to be blasphemous by a significant number of Muslims since it was first published in 1988 when it was the subject of a ban in Iran.
The late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, who was the leader of Iran at the time, gave a fatwa, which is sometimes called an edict, calling for Rushdie’s death.
Additionally, more than three million dollars is being offered as a reward to anyone who can successfully eliminate Rushdie. Even though Iran’s government has been publicly distancing itself from Khomeini’s order for a long time, prejudice against Rushdie still exists.
In 2012, a semi-official Iranian religious group raised the reward for Rushdie’s capture from $2.8 million to $3.3 million.
Rushdie laughed off the threat at the time, claiming that there was “no evidence” to suggest that anyone was interested in the reward.