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Author Salman Rushdie attacked on lecture stage in New York

1 month ago   |   By Politico

CHAUTAUQUA, N.Y. - Salman Rushdie, the author whose writing led to death threats from Iran in the 1980s, was attacked Friday as he was about to give a lecture in western New York.
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 75-year-old author was pushed or fell to the floor, and the man was restrained.
Rushdie was quickly surrounded by a small group of people who held up his legs, presumably to send more blood to his chest.
His condition was not immediately known.
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Author Salman Rushdie attacked onstage before lecture in New York

Author Salman Rushdie attacked onstage before lecture in New York

1 month ago   |   By NY Daily News

Novelist Salman Rushdie was attacked onstage Friday as he geared up to deliver a lecture in western New York.
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‘Satanic Verses' author Salman Rushdie attacked on stage

‘Satanic Verses' author Salman Rushdie attacked on stage

1 month ago   |   By RT

The novelist was about to speak in New York when he was reportedly stabbed
Author Salman Rushdie was attacked on Friday in New York State, while preparing to give a lecture. Video from the event shows security swarming the stage and Rushdie lying on the ground. Initial reports said he was stabbed. The attacker has been arrested.
Rushdie, 75, was preparing to give a speech at the Chautauqua Institution. Unverified photos circulating on social media show the Indian-born British-American novelist being taken away in an ambulance. His condition is unknown.
Authorities have not yet identified...
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Author Salman Rushdie attacked before a lecture in western New York

1 month ago   |   By NBC News

Famed author Salman Rushdie, who has endured death threats from extremists for decades, was attacked on Friday before a scheduled lecture in western New York.
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Salman Rushdie Is Attacked on Stage in Upstate New York

1 month ago   |   By Vanity Fair

During a question-and-answer event at the Chautauqua Institution, an assailant reportedly punched or stabbed the controversial author.
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Author Salman Rushdie was attacked on a lecture stage in New York

Author Salman Rushdie was attacked on a lecture stage in New York

1 month ago   |   By NPR

An Associated Press reporter witnessed a man storm the stage 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.
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Author Salman Rushdie Attacked Onstage In New York

1 month ago   |   By Forbes

The novelist has lived under the threat of violence since 1989, when Iran's religious leader offered a reward for his death over a novel deemed blasphemous by some Muslim authorities.
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Salman Rushdie stabbed during appearance in New York

Salman Rushdie stabbed during appearance in New York

1 month ago   |   By New York Post

“The Satanic Verses” novelist was on stage at the Chautauqua Institution when he was suddenly attacked, video from the event shows.
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