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Aug 15 2022
“Salman Rushdie, the acclaimed author who was stabbed repeatedly at a public appearance in New York state on Friday, 33 years after Iran's then-supreme leader called for him to be killed, is off a ventilator and his health is improving, his agent and a son said on Sunday.” (Reuters)
All sides condemn the attack as an assault on freedom of speech:The Flip Side
Aug 15 2022
Two years ago Salman Rushdie joined prominent cultural figures signing an open letter decrying an increasingly “intolerant climate” and warning that the “free exchange of information and ideas, the lifeblood of a liberal society, is daily becoming more constricted.” It was a declaration of principles Mr. Rushdie had embodied since 1989, when a fatwa by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the SupremeNew York Times (News)
Aug 15 2022
Salman Rushdie, who was stabbed repeatedly at a public appearance in New York state, and his supporters are to blame for the attack, Iran’s foreign ministry spokesperson has said.
Freedom of speech did not justify Rushdie’s insults upon religion in his writing, Nasser Kanaani said in a press briefing on Monday.
Iran had no other information about Rushdie’s alleged assailantThe Guardian
Feb 20 2023
Author Salman Rushdie harshly criticized Puffin Books, the publisher of Roald Dahl, for making hundreds of changes to some of the works of his classic children books to make them more inclusive.
Taking to Twitter over the weekend, Rushdie said that "Puffin Books and the Dahl estate should be ashamed."
"Roald Dahl was no angel but this is absurd censorship," wrote Rushdie, whoseNewsmax (News)
Feb 20 2023
A decision to change hundreds of words in Roald Dahl’s children’s books has drawn condemnation from author Salman Rushdie, who called it “absurd censorship.”
His is the latest prominent voice in the heated debate sparked after a report Friday in Britain’s Telegraph detailed a litany of changes by Dahl’s publisher and the Roald Dahl Story Co., which manages the works’ copyright andWashington Post
Feb 06 2023
Author Salman Rushdie spoke out for the first time since being brutally stabbed last summer at a literary event in western New York, saying he suffers post-traumatic stress from the “colossal” attack that left him partially blind.
“There is such a thing as PTSD, you know,” he told the New Yorker in his first interview since he was stabbed 15 times by a lone-wolf Islamic fanatic, whoNew York Post (News)
Aug 12 2022
Famed author Salman Rushdie, who has endured death threats from extremists for decades, was stabbed Friday before a scheduled lecture in western New York, according to state police.
A man stormed the stage at the Chautauqua Institution, about 70 miles south of Buffalo, at about 11 a.m. and attacked the 75-year-old Rushdie and an interviewer, New York State Police Maj. Eugene J.
Aug 17 2022
The New Jersey man who allegedly attacked Salman Rushdie in western New York last week praised Iran’s ayatollah in an exclusive jailhouse interview with The Post on Wednesday — and admitted he didn’t think the author would survive.
“When I heard he survived, I was surprised, I guess,” Hadi Matar, of Fairview, NJ, said in a video interview from the Chautauqua County Jail.New York Post (News)
May 21 2017
Diplomacy is never an easy business. World leaders must constantly learn the ins and out of other cultures in order to communicate effectively, and especially so that they won’t accidentally insult one another during diplomatic visits. But Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz knows exactly how to deal with Donald Trump, using a tactic that’s been employed by leaders of various countriesVanity Fair