(ANSA) - WASHINGTON, 12 AUG - Writer Salman Rushdie was attacked today in New York while he was holding a conference.
This was reported by an Associated Press reporter present on the spot according to which a man went up on the stage where the writer was and punched or stabbed him.
The assailant was stopped soon after.
Rushdie's health after the attack is still unclear.
Salman Rushdie is the author of 'The Satanic Verses', the book that was banned in Iran in 1988 because it was considered blasphemous.
Ayatollah Khomeini, the year after the book's publication, launched a fatwa against the Indian writer offering a $ 3 million reward to those who killed him.
Supreme leader Ali Khamenei renewed the fatwa in 2017,
and in 2019 via Twitter.