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Many authors, publishers and politicians reacted to the aggression of the British writer Salman Rushdie, which occurred on Friday August 12, in the United States. President Emmanuel Macron strongly condemned this attack.

Emmanuel Macron had strong words to denounce the attack on Salman Rushdie, victim of several stab wounds, Friday August 12, in the United States. “For 33 years, Salman Rushdie has embodied freedom and the fight against obscurantism. Hate and barbarism have just struck him, cowardly. His fight is ours, universal. Today, more than ever, we are at his sides”declared in a tweet the President of the Republic.

The world of culture is also in shock, like Roselyne Bachelot, who recalled the ordeals that Salman Rushdie had to face after the publication of Satanic Verses. “In the first six months the fatwa was issued, he changed his address more than 50 times”, explained the former Minister of Culture. On Twitter, a shower of tributes came from all over the world. Like JK Rowling, Stephen King and Bernard Henri-Lévy, all hailed the courage and exceptional work of Salman Rushdie.

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