According to reports, author Salman Rushdie was stabbed this morning while giving a talk at the Chautauqua Arts Festival in upstate New York.
Rushdie was once under an Iranian “fatwa” for his novel, The Satanic Verses. He always had security with him for public appearances in case a crazy person attempted something like this. It’s unclear if his attacker was motivated by religious zealotry or was just violent and insane.
JUST IN: Author Salman Rushdie’s alleged attacker has been identified as 24-year-old Hadi Matar, officials say. Rushdie was stabbed “at least once in the neck and at least once in the abdomen.” https://t.co/TML9Ty3QS0 pic.twitter.com/3W3xcZtZUs
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