Salman Rushdie QTD

August 15, 2022
A photo of several books
"Limiting freedom of expression is not just censorship, it is also an assault on human nature."

Salman Rushdie, an Indian-British author of more than a dozen books, was stabbed at a literary event in New York State on Friday.

Following the 1988 publication of Rushdie's book "The Satanic Verses," the Iranian government issued a fatwa (an Islamic edict) demanding his death, stating that the book was blasphemy against Islam. Rushdie has continually faced death threats for his work ever since. However, the Iranian government has denied any involvement in the recent stabbing.

Rushdie's son stated, "Though his life changing injuries are severe, his usual feisty and defiant sense of humor remains intact."

Iran denies involvement but justifies Salman Rushdie attack (Associated Press)

Who is Salman Rushdie, author who was attacked on stage in New York? (USA Today)

Zafar Rushdie's recent statement on Twitter

Rushdie says curbs on free speech 'attack human nature' (Agence France-Press)

by Jenna Lee,