In the attack on Salman Rushdie in New York City, Taslima Nasreen said “true Muslims” follow their holy scriptures religiously and attack the critics of Islam.
Banned Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen said Friday she was concerned after learning about how Salman Rushdie was stabbed at an event in New York and said if this could happen to Salman Rushdie in the West, anyone who criticizes Islam could be attacked. . “He lived in the West and has been under protection since 1989,” tweeted the author who fled Bangladesh in 1994. Also read: Salman Rushdie can lose his eye, is on a ventilator, says his agent
Commenting on the attack on Salman Rushdie, the staunch critic of Islam Taslima said “true Muslims” follow their holy scriptures religiously. “And they attack the critics of Islam. Fake Muslims believe in humanity and they are against violence. We want fake Muslims to grow,” Taslima tweeted.
Salman Rushdie’s attacker has been identified as 24-year-old Hadi Matar, who is from New Jersey. While his motive is not yet known, he is believed to have sympathy for the Iranian government that had called for Rushdie’s death. The attacker apparently posted on social media in support of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps.
Salman Rushdie has faced death threats for decades since the publication of his fourth novel The Devil’s Verses in 1988. Iran issued a fatwa against Rushdie, calling on Muslims to kill him. The Indian-born novelist became a US citizen in 2016 and lives in New York City.
Taslima Nasreen is also threatened by radical Muslim groups for her novel Lajja. After fleeing Bangladesh, Taslima Nasreen took Swedish citizenship and is currently living in New Delhi since 2011.