Salman Rushdie

Le Pen Club français s’associe à la condamnation par le Pen international (reproduite ci-dessous) du fanatique attentat commis contre Salman Rushdie à New York.

Salman Rushdie est l’une des gloires de la littérature mondiale et ceux qui veulent le faire taire, les islamistes, nous trouveront en travers de leurs routes.

Nous appelons tous les français épris de liberté à exprimer leur soutien le plus déterminé à Salman Rushdie dans ces terribles circonstances.

Antoine Spire

Président du Pen Club français


PEN International condemns attack on Salman Rushdie
vendredi 12 août 2022 – 5:47pmRead the briefing in full


PEN International is deeply shocked and appalled to learn that former PEN America President and renowned writer, Salman Rushdie, was attacked today just before giving a lecture at the Chautauqua Institution in New York. We utterly condemn the attack and wish him a prompt and full recovery.

According to the latest reports, Rushdie suffered an apparent stab wound to the neck while being introduced on stage at the Institution. The attacker is believed to have stormed the stage and repeatedly assaulted him. His condition is not yet known.

“PEN International utterly condemns the brutal attack on Salman Rushdie today. Salman is an esteemed and celebrated author and beloved member of the PEN community, who has been facing threats for his work for years. No one should be targeted, let alone attacked, for peacefully expressing their views. We wish our dear friend a speedy recovery. Our thoughts are with him and his family.” – Burhan Sonmez, PEN International President.

Rushdie is the victim of an infamous attack on free speech over the publication of his book The Satanic Verses (1988), when the Ayatollah Ruohollah Khomeini issued a fatwa calling for Rushdie’s death, forcing him to remain in hiding for many years.

PEN International hopes for Salman’s full and rapid recovery and calls for a prompt and thorough investigation into the attack.