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Author Salman Rushdie attacked and stabbed before lecture in New York: report

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Salman Rushdie was attacked on-stage by an assailant as he prepared to give a lecture at the Chautauqua Institution on Friday morning, according to a report by the Associated Press.

The report notes that the author of the controversial “The Satanic Verses” was just about to speak with his attacker rushed the stage punching and reportedly stabbing him.

“An Associated Press reporter witnessed a man storm the stage at the Chautauqua Institution and begin punching or stabbing Rushdie as he was being introduced. The author was taken or fell to the floor, and the man was restrained,” the report stated.

The novelist’s life changed forever on February 14, 1989, when Iran’s spiritual leader ordered Rushdie’s execution after branding his novel “The Satanic Verses” blasphemous.

Like a kind of reverse Valentine, Tehran renewed the fatwa year after year.

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