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The State Duma commented on the attack on the writer Rushdie


Writer Salman Rushdie. Archival photoMOSCOW, August 14The attack on Salman Rushdie should be considered a crime, regardless of the motive, State Duma deputy Oleg Morozov told RIA Novosti.

"This is a crime, no matter how it is motivated. But in a house made of glass, you can’t throw cobblestones at each other – destruction is inevitable. Rushdie knew exactly what he was getting into! It was his choice. And the reaction to his book was predictable",” the parliamentarian believes.

According to him, religious extremism can be condemned, but such incidents will occur every time “when dubious assessments of sacred things for Muslims are dictated by references to freedom of speech.” texts.” The attack on Rushdie took place on August 12, before his performance in New York State. The writer received several stab wounds, his liver is damaged and, most likely, he will lose his eye. The attacker was detained – this is 24-year-old Hadi Matar from New Jersey. According to NBC News sources, the young man sympathized with the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. Rushdie's novel “The Satanic Verses” was released in 1988 and caused outrage in the Muslim world because it was considered anti-Islamic. Iranian Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini publicly cursed Rushdie in a fatwa and sentenced him to death. For a long time the writer was forced to hide, his book was banned in many countries. Harry Potter author threatened with murder in Iran

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