Paris, August 13: French President Emmanuel Macron has strongly condemned the fatal attack on Indian-origin writer Salman Rushdie. He said, Salman Rushdie’s fight is ours. Now this battle has become universal.
Condemning the attack on Indian-origin writer Salman Rushdie, French President Emmanuel Macron said that Rushdie’s fight is now widespread. Targeting Islamic extremists, he said that now it is our fight, not Rushdie’s.
For 33 years, Salman Rushdie has embodied the fight against freedom and obscurity. He has just fallen victim to a cowardly attack by the forces of hatred and barbarism. His fight is our fight; It is universal. Now more than ever, we stand with him.
— Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) August 12, 2022
Let us know that Salman Rushdie was stabbed in the neck and torso during an event in New York. Along with this, he was also stabbed in the stomach. After which he was taken to the hospital. American police have arrested the attacker. New York State Police have identified the suspect who attacked Salman Rushdie as 24-year-old Hadi Matar of New Jersey. However, the motive behind why he carried out this incident is yet to be known.
Due to the attack, Salman Rushdie’s liver has been damaged and he may have lost one of his eyes. The attack took place when he was going to speak at a function at the Chautauqua Institute in New York.
Outraged by the attack on Booker Prize winner Salman Rushdie, the French president added, ‘For 33 years, Salman Rushdie embodied the fight against freedom and obscenity. As a result, they fell victim to the cowardly attacks of the forces of hatred and barbarism.
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Supporting the Booker Prize winner, who spent years in hiding after Iran urged Muslims to kill him for his writings, President Macron said, “For 33 years, Salman Rushdie has led the fight against freedom and obscurity. has embodied. He has just been subjected to a cowardly attack by the forces of hatred and barbarism.”
Story First Published: Saturday, August 13, 2022, 10:10 am [IST]