Rushdie's book “The Satanic Verses” was banned in Iran where the late Supreme Leader Ruhollah Khomeini issued a 1989 fatwa, or edict, calling for the author's death.
The author of The Satanic Verses remains in hospital after suffering serious injuries from an attack carried out by 24-year-old Hadi Matar, who is under police investigation.
Police said that a male suspect stormed the stage and attacked Rushdie and an interviewer on Friday, with the writer suffering "an apparent stab wound to the neck."
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