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Iran ‘categorically’ denies any link to Salman Rushdie attack

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We categorically deny any connection between the aggressor and Iran, and no one has the right to accuse the Islamic Republic of Iransaid Nasser Kanani, spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in his weekly press conference.

This is Tehran’s first official reaction to Friday’s attack on the 75-year-old British and American writer on the dais of an amphitheater at a cultural center in Chautauqua, in the northwest. of New York State.

In this attack, only Salman Rushdie and his supporters deserve blame and even condemnationjudged the Iranian spokesman during his weekly press conference in Tehran.

By insulting the sacred things of Islam and crossing the red lines of more than one and a half billion Muslims and all followers of divine religions, Salman Rushdie exposed himself to people’s anger and ragehe added.

Hospitalized for serious injuries after the attack, Salman Rushdie, 75, is doing a little better, according to his relatives. He is no longer on life support, and the road to recovery has begunwelcomed his agent Andrew Wylie in a statement sent to the washington post.

A fatwa never lifted

Salman Rushdie, born in 1947 in India into a family of non-practicing Muslim intellectuals, set part of the Muslim world ablaze with the publication in 1988 of satanic versesa novel judged by the most rigorous as blasphemous with regard to the Koran and the Prophet Muhammad.

The founder of the Islamic Republic issued a fatwa in 1989 calling for the murder of Salman Rushdie, who lived for years under police protection.

Ayatollah Khomeini’s fatwa against the writer has never been lifted and many of his translators have come under attack.

The anger expressed at the time […] was not limited to Iran and the Islamic Republic. Millions of people in Arab, Muslim and non-Muslim countries reacted angrily to the work of Salman Rushdie, the spokesman for Iranian Foreign Affairs said again on Monday.

He judged completely contradictory of condemning on the one hand the action of the aggressor and absolving the action of the one who insults sacred and Islamic things is completely contradictory.

The alleged assailant, Hadi Matar, a 24-year-old American of Lebanese descent, has been charged with attempted murder and assault. He pleaded not guilty by the voice of his lawyer.

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His mother told the website of the DailyMail that he had returned “changed” and more religious from a 2018 trip to Lebanon.

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A reaction abject

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Sunday that Iranian state media jubilant after the aggression of the intellectual. It’s despicablehe observed in a press release.

In Iran, the ultra-conservative daily Kayhan congratulated this brave and duty-conscious man who attacked the apostate and vicious Salman Rushdie.

Javananother ultra-conservative newspaper, wrote that it was a plot by the United States which probably want to spread Islamophobia around the world.

A sensitive subject in Iran, several people interviewed by AFP in recent days in Tehran refused to comment on the attack on Salman Rushdie in front of a camera.

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