Lecture host onstage with Salman Rushdie speaks out after assault

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he moderator of the occasion throughout which Sir Salman Rushdie was attacked onstage stated his concern is for the author “himself, but in addition what he means on the planet”.

Henry Reese stated the incident in New York highlighted greater than ever the values that Sir Salman stands for.

The writer, 75, suffered extreme, life-changing accidents after being stabbed a number of occasions forward of a lecture on the Chautauqua Establishment, in New York, on Friday.

Requested how he was doing after the incident, Mr Reese instructed the BBC: “I’m doing properly, the whole lot is continuing – I’m doing fairly properly.

“I feel our concern is for Salman, and I imply that for himself, but in addition what he means on the planet.

Requested what the incident meant for the significance of Sir Salman’s values, Mr Reese added: “There couldn’t be something extra vivid in its materialisation of our values.

The writer, 75, suffered extreme, life-changing accidents after being stabbed a number of occasions forward of a lecture on the Chautauqua Establishment in New York (Bookers Prize/PA) / PA Wire

“Our mission is to guard writers who’re in sanctuary and to see Salman Rushdie assaulted for his life is unimaginably… it’s arduous to explain what it’s to see that occur in entrance of you.”

Mr Reese, who sustained extreme bruising himself in the course of the incident, stated it might be “my ideally suited” to someday return to the venue and proceed the dialog with Sir Salman.

“That might be my ideally suited to try this, and to see that occur and to not be in any means impeded in doing what we got down to do,” he stated.

“To each present that these values will likely be defended and that they are often defended.”

Regardless of his “life-changing” accidents Sir Salman has retained his “common feisty and defiant sense of humour”, his household has stated.

The writer suffered a broken liver and severed nerves in an arm and a watch however was taken off a ventilator on Saturday.


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