Salman Rushdie: Author in surgery after being stabbed on stage wrote:Author Salman Rushdie, who suffered years of Islamist death threats after writing The Satanic Verses, has been stabbed on stage in New York state.
The Booker Prize winner, 75, was speaking at an event at the Chautauqua Institution at the time.
New York State Police said a man ran up onto the stage and attacked Mr Rushdie, who is now undergoing surgery at a local trauma centre.
Police detained a suspect named as Hadi Matar, 24, from Fairview, New Jersey.
Really have we not tolerated enough of this nonsense? imagine if Vladimir Putin, the leader of Russia publicly ordered his supporters to murder a distinguished British and American resident. imagine if Russia allowed its citizens to put out a bounty on the head of a distinguished British and American resident. This is what Iran has done. These are acts of war. Its time to respond in kind.
As always I'm a man of peace and moderation. So before going to war we should give Iran a way out. They must agree to extradite all those suspected of criminal offenses in relation to Rushdie and anyone else whose criticised Islam. They must give unfettered access to investigators, and they must allow us to send in security forces to protect those investigators. Failure to agree to all demands within 48 hours should lead to war. We should invoke the NATO treaty and give Sweden and Finland a chance to test their new NATO metal.