Attack On Salman Rushdie: Salman Rushdie Stood Up For Freedom Of Expression: US’ Blinken’s Praise
Asserting that Salman Rushdie has consistently defended universal rights to freedom of speech, religion and press freedom, US Secretary of State Tony Blinken on Sunday said Iranian state institutions have incited There has been violence against the Indian-born author for generations and the state-affiliated media has recently gloated about an attempt in his life.
Salman Rushdie (75) was stabbed by a 24-year-old New Jersey resident at a New York literary event on Friday in what US authorities described as a “deliberate” attack. destination, pre-planned”. He is “coming through” and still has a “aggressive and defiant” sense of humor despite battling serious, life-changing injuries, his son and ex-wife Padma Lakshmi say. know Sunday.
“We join those around the country and around the world who are keeping Salman Rushdie in our thoughts on the consequences of this horrific attack,” Blinken said in a statement.
“More than a literary giant, Rushdie has consistently stood up for popular rights such as freedom of speech, freedom of religion or belief, and freedom of the press. While officials enforced it. As the law continues to investigate the attack, I am reminded of the evil forces that seek to undermine these rights, including through hate speech and incitement to violence.
“In particular, Iranian state organizations have been inciting violence against Rushdie for generations, and the state-linked media has recently gloated about the attempt to target his life. This is despicable,” he added.
The United States and its partners will not waver in their resolve to counter these threats, using all appropriate tools at their disposal. The strength of Rushdie and that of all those around the world who have endured such threats builds resolve and underscores the imperative of uniting as an international community against those who will challenge them. aware of these universal rights, Blinken said.