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NOW WITH VIDEO: Anti-Islam Author Salman Rushdie Stabbed In the Neck at Appearance in New York

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Salman Rushdie, 75, who has lived for decades under threat of death by Islamist radicals including Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini for authoring The Satanic Verses in 1988, was stabbed on stage at an appearance in Chautauqua, New York Friday morning. The attacker was detained at the scene.

There has been an Iranian-based bounty for Rushdie’s death of over $3 million reported Fox News.

Rushdie’s book “The Satanic Verses” has been banned in Iran since 1988, as many Muslims consider it to be blasphemous. A year later, Iran’s late leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini issued a fatwa, or edict, calling for Rushdie’s death.

Iran has also offered over $3 million in reward for anyone who kills Rushdie.

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Iran’s government has long since distanced itself from Khomeini’s decree, but anti-Rushdie sentiment lingered. In 2012, a semi-official Iranian religious foundation raised the bounty for Rushdie from $2.8 million to $3.3 million.

Photos posted from the scene show the alleged attacker. Rushdie reportedly was able to walk after the attack but was later seen being evacuated on a gurney to a waiting helicopter.

“Author Salman Rushdie was stabbed after taking stage at a Chautauqua Institute event. He received aid on-site and was able to eventually walk off stage with assistance. This man has been detained by police.-#NYPD”

Author Salman Rushdie was stabbed after taking stage at a Chautauqua Institute event. He received aid on-site and was able to eventually walk off stage with assistance.

This man has been detained by police.-#NYPD#SalmanRushdie #Newyork pic.twitter.com/Pw9eLOEp6h

— Chaudhary Parvez (@ChaudharyParvez) August 12,

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