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‘We should inform higher tales than the tyrants’: Revisiting Salman Rushdie’s speech months earlier than deadly assault on him

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'We must tell better stories than the tyrants': Revisiting Salman Rushdie's speech months before fatal attack on him

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NEW DELHI: Three months in the past at PEN World Voices Festival, Salman Rushdie had mentioned {that a} poem can not cease a bullet, a novel can not defuse a bomb, however we’re not helpless, we are able to sing the reality and identify the liars. We should inform higher tales than the tyrants!

Today the 75-year-old India-born British-American novelist Rusdhie is battling for his life after he was attacked in New York yesterday.

This incident has come as a shock internationally and leaders and intellectuals have expressed their grief and shock.

Condemning the incident, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson known as it an assault on his freedom of expression.

“Appalled that Sir Salman Rushdie has been stabbed whereas exercising a proper we should always by no means stop to defend. Right now my ideas are along with his family members. We are all hoping he’s okay,” Boris tweeted.

France’s President Emmanuel Macron mentioned that the writer has been a sufferer of a coward assaults by folks crammed with hatred and barbarism.

“For 33 years, Salman Rushdie has embodied freedom and the combat towards obscurantism. He has simply been the sufferer of a cowardly assault by the forces of hatred and barbarism. His combat is our combat; it’s common. Now greater than ever, we stand by his aspect,” he mentioned in a tweet.

The 75-year-old Booker Prize winner author would most likely lose a watch along with having his liver broken and one arm’s nerves severed – in line with his agent Andrew Wylie.

US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan mentioned, “today the country and the world witnessed a reprehensible attack against the writer Salman Rushdie. This act of violence is appalling. All of us in the Biden-Harris Administration are praying for his speedy recovery. We are thankful to good citizens and first responders for helping Rushdie so quickly after the attack and to law enforcement for its swift and effective work, which is ongoing.”

Former UK chancellor Rishi Sunak additionally took to Twitter and mentioned, “Shocked to listen to of the assault on Salman Rushdie in New York. A champion of free speech and inventive freedom. He’s in our ideas tonight.”

The Mumbai-born British author’s “The Satanic Verses” was launched in 1980 and was later banned in Bangladesh, Pakistan, South Africa and different international locations, together with banned for import to India. In 1989, Iran points a fatwa, or non secular decree, that requires Rushdie to be killed for insulting Islam in “The Satanic Verses”. 

The novel was thought of by some Muslims as disrespectful of the Prophet Mohammed.

“Disgraceful assault on Sir Salman Rushdie. People should be capable to communicate freely and freedom of speech have to be defended. My ideas are with him, his household and family members,” UK’s Foreign Secretary Liz Truss tweeted.

NEW DELHI: Three months in the past at PEN World Voices Festival, Salman Rushdie had mentioned {that a} poem can not cease a bullet, a novel can not defuse a bomb, however we’re not helpless, we are able to sing the reality and identify the liars. We should inform higher tales than the tyrants!

Today the 75-year-old India-born British-American novelist Rusdhie is battling for his life after he was attacked in New York yesterday.

This incident has come as a shock internationally and leaders and intellectuals have expressed their grief and shock.

Condemning the incident, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson known as it an assault on his freedom of expression.

“Appalled that Sir Salman Rushdie has been stabbed whereas exercising a proper we should always by no means stop to defend. Right now my ideas are along with his family members. We are all hoping he’s okay,” Boris tweeted.

France’s President Emmanuel Macron mentioned that the writer has been a sufferer of a coward assaults by folks crammed with hatred and barbarism.

“For 33 years, Salman Rushdie has embodied freedom and the combat towards obscurantism. He has simply been the sufferer of a cowardly assault by the forces of hatred and barbarism. His combat is our combat; it’s common. Now greater than ever, we stand by his aspect,” he mentioned in a tweet.

The 75-year-old Booker Prize winner author would most likely lose a watch along with having his liver broken and one arm’s nerves severed – in line with his agent Andrew Wylie.

US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan mentioned, “today the country and the world witnessed a reprehensible attack against the writer Salman Rushdie. This act of violence is appalling. All of us in the Biden-Harris Administration are praying for his speedy recovery. We are thankful to good citizens and first responders for helping Rushdie so quickly after the attack and to law enforcement for its swift and effective work, which is ongoing.”

Former UK chancellor Rishi Sunak additionally took to Twitter and mentioned, “Shocked to listen to of the assault on Salman Rushdie in New York. A champion of free speech and inventive freedom. He’s in our ideas tonight.”

The Mumbai-born British author’s “The Satanic Verses” was launched in 1980 and was later banned in Bangladesh, Pakistan, South Africa and different international locations, together with banned for import to India. In 1989, Iran points a fatwa, or non secular decree, that requires Rushdie to be killed for insulting Islam in “The Satanic Verses”. 

The novel was thought of by some Muslims as disrespectful of the Prophet Mohammed.

“Disgraceful assault on Sir Salman Rushdie. People should be capable to communicate freely and freedom of speech have to be defended. My ideas are with him, his household and family members,” UK’s Foreign Secretary Liz Truss tweeted.