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Aggression against Salman Rushdie: the French political class outraged

2022-08-12T17:45:27.500Z

The writer was stabbed during a conference in Chautauqua, USA. On the right as on the left, political reactions are multiplying after the violent attack on the writer Salman Rushdie, who was stabbed during a conference in Chautauqua, in western New York State, in the United States. Read alsoWriter Salman Rushdie “stabbed in the neck” on stage in New York State On the side of the Republicans, the deputy Éric Ciotti tells Le Figaro of his “ tremendous emotion



On the right as on the left, political reactions are multiplying after the violent attack on the writer Salman Rushdie, who was stabbed during a conference in Chautauqua, in western New York State, in the United States.

Read alsoWriter Salman Rushdie “stabbed in the neck” on stage in New York State

On the side of the Republicans, the deputy Éric Ciotti tells

Le Figaro

of his “

tremendous emotion

”.

We knew he was a permanent target, a Fatwa had been pronounced against him.

He is a symbol against Islamist barbarism, of the free world and of tolerance, as well as an immense writer.

All free men can recognize themselves in him.

“For the elected representative of the Alpes-Maritimes, this attack is”

the counterpoint to the barbarism to which the Islamists want to subject us.

»

On Twitter, the candidate for the last presidential election, Valérie Pécresse, wished her “

wishes for recovery

” to Salman Rushdie, “

cowardly stabbed during a conference in the United States.

Aimed by a fatwa from Ayatollah Khomeini for more than thirty years, he embodies freedom of expression against Islamist totalitarians

”, continues the president of the Île-de-France region on the social network.

The interim president of the Republicans Annie Genevard castigates a "

hatred that does not weaken over time

".

Islamist radicalism has not disarmed.

He intends to reduce freedom of expression.

It remains dangerous and must be fought.

This is a wake-up call for Western democracies.

We must show political courage.

I hope he gets over it

, ”recalls the MP for Doubs.

For Aurore Bergé, Rushdie "is the very expression of freedom"

For the president of the Renaissance group in the National Assembly Aurore Bergé, Salman Rushdie “

is the very expression of freedom, he is its face, its voice, its interpreter.

For 30 years, he has continued to express himself despite the fatwa that weighs on him and the incessant threats.

»

"

Today in New York, it is a global symbol of resistance to Islamist totalitarianism that has been attacked

," tweeted the interim president of the National Rally, Jordan Bardella.

Let us hope that the news from the hospital will be reassuring and that Salman Rushdie can continue his fight, our fight, for freedom of expression

”, adds the MEP.

On the left too, certain personalities have mentioned the attack on the author, the circumstances of which remain unclear for the moment.

Salman Rushdie stabbed by Islamist hatred.

All our thoughts to him, to his loved ones

, ”reacted the national secretary of the PCF Fabien Roussel.

The rebellious deputy Clémentine Autain denounces an “

unacceptable attack

” against the writer.

Creation is a fundamental freedom

,” recalls the parliamentarian.

Source: lefigaro

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