Author Salman Rushdie was attacked at a speaking event in Chautauqua, N.Y., on Friday by a man who stormed the stage and stabbed the writer in the neck, police said.
This attack is shocking and appalling. It is an attack on freedom of speech and thought, which are two bedrock values of our country and of the Chautauqua Institution. I hope Mr. Rushdie quickly and fully recovers and the perpetrator experiences full accountability and justice.
Breaking news: Author Salman Rushdie was attacked at an event on Friday by a man who stormed the stage, apparently either stabbing or punching him.

Rushdie’s writing led to death threats from Iran, which has offered $3 million for anyone who kills him.
Breaking news: Author Salman Rushdie was attacked at an event on Friday by a man who stormed the stage, apparently either stabbing or punching him.

Rushdie’s writing led to death threats from Iran, which has offered $3 million for anyone who kills him.
BREAKING: Author Salman Rushdie has been attacked as he was about to give a lecture in western New York. An @AP reporter witnessed a man storm the stage at the Chautauqua Institution and begin punching or stabbing Rushdie as he was being introduced.
BREAKING: Author Salman Rushdie has been attacked as he was about to give a lecture in western New York. An @AP reporter witnessed a man storm the stage at the Chautauqua Institution and begin punching or stabbing Rushdie as he was being introduced.
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