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Creator Salman Rushdie attacked on stage in New York

The person suspected of attacking novelist Salman Rushdie on Friday has been charged with tried homicide and assault, prosecutors stated on Saturday.

The alleged attacker, Hadi Matar, 24, has been charged with tried homicide within the second diploma by the Chautauqua County District Lawyer’s Workplace. He has been remanded with out bail, an announcement from prosecutors added.

In the meantime, the venue the place the creator was stabbed within the neck rejected recommendation to tighten up its safety previous to final evening’s assault, based on a report.

Sources informed CNN that suggestions on measures reminiscent of bag checks and steel detectors weren’t taken up by the Chautauqua Establishment, close to Buffalo, New York, the place Mr Rushdie had been scheduled to ship a lecture, over fears that it might change the venue’s tradition.

It has not but been confirmed what sort of weapon the alleged attacker used to stab Mr Rushdie, who’s on a ventilator in hospital.


Salman Rushdie attacked on stage

Salman Rushdie was attacked dwell on stage at an occasion in western New York state on Friday.

Richard Corridor has the main points.


Pictures on social media present a suspect being taken into custody

A person suspected of attacking Salman Rushdie has been taken into custody, based on journalist Ryan Kelly.


Writers affiliation ‘reeling from shock and horror’ at Rushdie assault

PEN America CEO Suzanne Noseel says the author’s affiliation is “reeling from shock and horror” over the assault on Salman Rushdie.

“We will consider no comparable incident of a public violent assault on a literary author on American soil,” Ms Noseel stated in an announcement.

She stated Mr Rushdie, a former president PEN America, had emailed her simply hours earlier than the incident to ask for assist with placements for Ukrainian writers in want of protected refuge.

“Salman Rushdie has been focused for his phrases for many years however has by no means flinched nor faltered,” she stated.

“He has devoted tireless vitality to helping others who’re weak and menaced.  Whereas we have no idea the origins or motives of this assault, all these around the globe who’ve met phrases with violence or referred to as for a similar are culpable for legitimising this an assault on a author whereas he was engaged in his important work of connecting to readers.”

Salman Rushdie ‘devoted tireless vitality to helping others who’re weak and menaced’



Footage reveals Salman Rushdie assault

Footage filmed by an viewers member reveals the aftermath of the assault on Salman Rushdie.

Safety members rush the stage and restrain the suspected attacker as Mr Rushdie lies on the ground within the quick clip.

The footage was filmed by Rabbi Charlie Savenor and posted to his Twitter account.


Salman Rushdie introduced launch of fifteenth novel days earlier than assault

Simply three days earlier than he was stabbed on stage at a guide occasion, Salman Rushdie introduced the discharge of his fifteenth novel Victory Metropolis.

The guide’s publication date was slated for February subsequent yr.

Mr Rushdie’s most well-known works embrace Midnight’s Kids, Satanic Verses and Fury.

He has additionally written a number of acclaimed non-fiction books together with The Jaguar Smile, and his 2012 memoir Joseph Anton.


‘He has a pulse’

An eye fixed witness to the assault on creator Salman Rushdie stated he suffered “a number of” stab wounds.

Rita Landman informed the New York Instances that there was a pool of blood round Mr Rushdie as he was attended to on-stage on the Chautauqua Establishment in western New York state.

“Folks had been saying, ‘He has a pulse, he has a pulse he has a pulse,’” Ms Landman informed the Instances.

Creator Salman Rushdie is tended to after he was attacked throughout a lecture on the Chautauqua Establishment



Why did Iran difficulty a fatwa towards Salman Rushdie in 1989?

On 14 February, 1989, Irananian spiritual chief Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini issued a fatwa calling on “all courageous Muslims” to kill Salman Rushdie and those that helped translate and promote the guide to the lots. 

Mr Rushdie went into hiding for almost a decade, residing beneath the safety of Scotland Yard and altering places continuously.

Along with quite a few loss of life threats towards the creator himself, those that helped create and market the work had been additionally focused.

In 1991, the novel’s Japanese translator was stabbed to loss of life, and two years later the guide’s Norwegian writer was injured in a taking pictures.


Rushdie alive ‘and getting the assistance he wants’, NY Governor says

New York Governor Kathy Hochul says Salman Rushdie is alive and “getting the care he wants”.

“It’s heartbreaking to be taught that inside the final hour… Salman Rushdie was attacked on a stage in western New York simply earlier than he was about to present a speech,” Ms Hochul stated at a press convention.

“He’s alive, he has been transported, airlifted, to security.”


New photos present aftermath of Rushdie assault

Salman Rushdie is “alive” after being stabbed within the neck onstage on Friday, based on New York Governor Kathy Hochul.

New photos present Mr Rushdie being taken to a helicopter earlier than he was airlifted to hospital after Friday’s assault.

Salman Rushdie is transported onto a helicopter after being stabbed on Friday morning

(AFP by way of Getty Pictures)

In a separate picture, blood spatter will be seen on a wall subsequent to the place Mr Rushdie was attacked on the Chautauqua Establishment in western New York state.

Blood stains mark a display screen on the stage the place creator Salman Rushdie was throughout a knife assault throughout a lecture in New York


Mr Rushdie is “getting the assistance he wants”, based on Ms Hochul.


Chuck Schumer condemns ‘surprising and appalling’ stabbing

Senate Majority Chief Chuck Schumer has condemned Friday morning’s assault on Salman Rushdie on social media.

“This assault is surprising and appalling. It’s an assault on freedom of speech and thought, that are two bedrock values of our nation and of the Chautauqua Establishment,” the long-serving New York senator stated on Twitter.

“I hope Mr Rushdie rapidly and absolutely recovers and the perpetrator experiences full accountability and justice.”

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