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Author Salman Rushdie attacked on stage at event in New York

Summary by Ground News
An Associated Press reporter witnessed a man storm the stage at the Chautauqua Institution and begin punching or stabbing Rushdie. The author was taken or fell to the floor, and the man was restrained. Rushdie's book The Satanic Verses has been banned in Iran since 1988, as many Muslims consider it to be blasphemous.
2 months ago·Chautauqua, United States

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Author Salman Rushdie attacked on lecture stage in New York

US News: CHAUTAUQUA: 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 lectur.

2 months ago·Mumbai, India
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Salman Rushdie in surgery after stabbing attack

The author, 75, has suffered years of Islamist death threats since writing The Satanic Verses.

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Deadly attack on writer Salman Rushdie during an event in New York

Deadly attack on writer Salman Rushdie during an event in New York

2 months ago·India
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Salman Rushdie on ventilator after New York stabbing

The author, who has drawn death threats, fell to the floor when an assailant attacked him, and was then surrounded by a small group of people who held up his legs, seemingly to send more blood to his upper body, as the attacker was restrained.

2 months ago·United Kingdom
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The GuardianThe Guardian

Salman Rushdie is on ventilator and may lose an eye after attack, agent says – as it happened

Author has surgery after he was stabbed in the neck as he prepared to give speech in Chautauqua, in upstate New York

2 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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Author Salman Rushdie on ventilator, man charged after stabbing attack on lecture stage

Salman Rushdie, whose novel The Satanic Verses drew death threats from Iran's leader, was stabbed in the neck and abdomen Friday as the author was about to give a lecture in western New York. A New Jersey man has been charged with attempted murder and assault, it was announced Saturday.

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