The violent assault on Salman Rushdie – podcast

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On Friday, the creator Salman Rushdie was stabbed 10 occasions at an occasion in New York state. The assault comes 33 years after Iran accused him of blasphemy, and issued a fatwa in opposition to him following the publication of his e-book The Satanic Verses.

Rushdie, a British-American citizen born in India, has life altering accidents and is recovering in hospital.

His alleged attacker, Hadi Matar, who was arrested on the scene, has been charged with second-degree tried homicide. Iran has denied any position within the assault.

Guardian columnist Nesrine Malik tells Nosheen Iqbal in regards to the significance of Rushdie’s work and why he has turn into an emblem of the publishing business’s anxieties about free speech.



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